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10 I Trend Watch 2018
Drawing on original research and the input of industry
watchers, we look at the top issues shaping meetings and
events in the coming year. These include managing rising
costs and constrained budgets, navigating the numerous
safety and security challenges presented by threats both
natural and manmade, and finding the most effective ways
to leverage the latest meetings technology.
By Alex Palmer
18 I Not Putting Around
Golf has been a favorite meetings activity going back
decades, thanks to its benefits as a networking tool and
more. And an effective teambuilding offering, for newbies
trying to learn the sport or veterans refining their swing,
is to tap into golf academies and training programs.
By Andrea Doyle
04 I Editor’s Letter
As wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have impacted
more and more meetings destinations, it is time to rethink some of
our assumptions and embrace innovation.
By Vincent Alonzo
06 I News
Deborah Sexton explains her decision to step down from PCMA
after more than 12 years in the role, and the organization’s long-term goals for the coming years.
08 I Education
A meetings mentalist offers tips for what to seek from your event
entertainment, from well-planned introductions to careful layout
of the meeting room and stage.
By Kevin Viner