March 28, 2007

The Professional Convention Management Association's Education Foundation has awarded $132,500 in grants for meetings industry research and education. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research is receiving two of the grants for the development of a return-on-investment calculator and for research on events have retained or lost major exhibitors. Money also was given to the Green Meeting Industry Council to establish a locally based education program for planners, and to PCMA itself, to research the needs of its members.