PCMA to host Crisis Management Knowledge Exchange at ibtm world

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Following on from the London Knowledge Exchange in November, the Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA) is set to host the second instalment in the series at this year’s ibtm world. The Knowledge Exchange, focused on Crisis Management, will take place on 29November at 10.30am – 12.30pm (room CC1.2).

It will look at event safety and crisis communication and will provide attendees with a fool proof checklist to deploy before, during and after a crisis scenario. The event will not only educate, but also help to define crisis management messaging for all stakeholders and future event attendees.

The session is aimed at agencies, corporate event organisers and associations and will discuss how to manage an event crisis with comment from the following spokespeople:

  • Christoph Tessmar, managing director, Barcelona Convention Bureau
  • Graeme Barnett, senior exhibition director, ibtm events, Reed Travel Exhibitions
  • Nicola MacGrane, CEO, Conference Partners International
  • Ken Kelling, associate director, davies tanner
  • Luca Favetta, regional business director EMEA, PCMA

Luca Favetta, regional business director, EMEA, at PCMA commented: “It’s essential that event organisers are prepared for the unexpected and that crisis management plays a key role in event preparation. By having a clear strategy in place for any eventuality, companies can rest assure that all staff will know how to respond effectively – when it matters most.”

He continued: “For this reason, it’s critical that industry experts have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and share experiences with attendees at ibtm world – during the PCMA innovative Knowledge Exchange. This is a vital skillset to have in the industry and we look forward to these experts sharing their knowledge and experience – as it’s a subject you can never be too educated on.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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