The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has signed a ‘premier partner’ deal with Champion Exposition Services (CES) to enable its members to harness “the resources of exhibition management”. PCMA and its Exhibitor Task Force will collaborate with CES on exhibitor workshops to be held at both PCMA's 2011 Annual Meeting and 2011 Education Conference. They will also collaborate on an Exhibition Think Tank in 2011 and a series of webinars on topics related to exhibitions. "It will help PCMA members develop their expertise in the area of exhibition planning and management," says PCMA president and CEO, Deborah Sexton. "As we partner with them on education, research and networking opportunities tied to exhibitions, we see this not only as a way to add value for our current members, but to attract new members interested in exhibition management."
As the UK has voted to leave the European Union with a 52 per cent majority result, EN has spoken to members of the exhibition and events industry, to gauge their initial reactions on the future of the UK and their businesses.
More than 8,000 visitors arrived at ExCeL London on 4-6 February for the fourth edition of 100% Optical. The show featured more than 175,000 frames, catwalk performances and a comprehensive education programme.