The Professional Convention Management Association’s annual Convening Leaders conference will concentrating on shifting the focus of business events from crisis to recovery. As many have spent the last few months on Zoom calls and attending events and conferences via virtual platforms, it is no surprise that 2020 caused a new wave of tech innovation. These new products and services will impact every job in the industry, how clients and attendees are served and the overall user experience.
PCMA is showcasing tech on the CL21 Main Stage through the expertise of Peter Hinssen, a leader in tech strategy and Dr. Ayesha Khanna, co-founder and CEO of a leading AI solutions firm and incubator. Both speakers will be brought together after their respective sessions for a Q&A conducted by returning Main Stage emcee, Holly Ransom.
Change does not end once the pandemic is over. This is a forecast of what’s to come as the leaders and speakers shift the focus from crisis to recovery. Here’s two more Main Stage speakers who have been added to the CL21 lineup.
Dr. Ayesha Khann (pictured left), CEO and co-founder of ADDO AI
ADDO AI is an artificial intelligence solutions firm and incubator. Khanna and has been a strategic advisor on artificial intelligence, smart cities and fintech to leading corporations and governments. She will highlight how accelerating technologies will disrupt business models, operations and consumer behaviors, and its follow-on impact on the business event industry to help leaders in their strategic planning for the decade beyond.
Peter Hinssen (pictured right), Serial entrepreneur and founder of nexxworks
Peter Hinssen is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He helps organizations become fluid, innovate and to learn how to expand their thinking around the business models, the organizational structures, the talent, the mind-set, the technologies and the cultures needed to thrive in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and to unlock long-term value.
Experience CL21 In Person
There is still availability at our Official Network Partner in-person networking destinations. Select from a number of locations during your registration to experience CL21 in-person with one of PCMA’s partners, including destinations like Caesars Forum in Las Vegas or at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. To ensure the safety of all attendees, attendance is limited at each of the networking destinations. Learn more and register now to secure your spot.
PCMA is pleased to announce this year’s Official Network Partners and their partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Marina Bay Sands to create a Global Broadcast Center for Convening Leaders in Singapore. The Official Network Partners will create a one-of-a-kind experience bringing attendees together for in-person activities, networking opportunities and thought-provoking education. See what city near you is participating in this year’s new omnichannel Convening Leaders.
PCMA’s partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Marina Bay Sands will enable them to create a global broadcast experience for Convening Leaders 2021. The world-class studio at Marina Bay Sands transforms hybrid events into immersive visual experiences and will allow PCMA to reach a globally connected audience.
Makers Webinar Series
PCMA hosted Upfront at Convening Leaders, a three-part live broadcast in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific to introduce the Makers Webinar Series and display how we aim to help the restoration of the communities, networks and businesses of event professionals around the world. The Makers Webinar Series will discuss how to get back to business, embrace accelerated trends and reskill to stay competitive. These webinars will occur pre-and-post conference.
The Professional Convention Management Association believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its global audience of 7,000 professionals and students. Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Switzerland and Singapore. For more info, visit pcma.org. To register for PCMA Convening Leaders 2021, visit conveningleaders.org