Sherrif Karamat, the new CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), is preparing to set out his vision for the organisation - including more engagement in Europe.
Karamat will be speaking at the meetings industry trade show, IMEX, taking place in Frankfurt later this month.
He will talk about Ascent, PCMA’s new initiative to promote an inclusive business culture aimed at educating and empowering business events strategists. He will invite fellow CEOs to join him in signing the Ascent CEO Promise, a commitment to creating and maintaining truly inclusive workplaces.
“This year PCMA is focusing not only on excellent educational content but also on being true leaders in the business events community’’, said Karamat. “We want to expand our horizons, to empower our team to build a bold and fearless culture, where people are encouraged to experiment and find the possibilities that can emerge from a vision shaped by purpose.”
Karamat will moderate a panel discussion at IMEX in Frankfurt on Monday, 14 May, entitled ‘Women in the meetings industry – on eye level with men?’ The panel is part of the newly launched She Means Business conference for meetings and events strategists, looking at the critical issues facing women in the meetings industry. It was created by IMEX Group in partnership with tw tagungswirtschaft magazine.