by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 15, 2014
The Professional Convention Management Association is publishing Professional Meeting Management, 6th Edition: A Guide to Meetings, Conventions, and Events, an updated version of the resource first published in 1984. The reference manual is designed for students in undergraduate and certificate programs, as well as planners preparing for the CMP certification examination. The textbook features up-to-date information on industry trends; strategic planning for meetings; budgeting and funding; marketing and promotion; technology, and running and closing the meeting. "Each chapter of this new edition aligns with the new Certified Meeting Professional International Standards as defined by the Convention Industry Council, and includes updated sustainability practices to emphasize its importance with planning today's meetings," said Deborah Sexton, president and CEO of PCMA. The new edition was funded in part by the PCMA Education Foundation and will be available on Jan. 5, 2015. Pre-order the book at