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Long Beach CVB and Convention Center Launch Hybrid Events Solution

The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (Long Beach CVB) and Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (LBCEC) have introduced Long Beach Live, a turn-key solution to blended in-person and virtual conventions, conferences, meetings and events. Long Beach Live integrates localized micro-community, in-person gatherings with interactive, fully produced digital broadcasts to distant attendees. It is availabe in four experiences: Live, live stream, interactive and on-demand.

Meetings Firm Sees Increase in RFPs Since Labor Day

Meeting Spotlight recently spoke with Mike Ferreira, owner and founder of Meetings Made Easy, a global site selection and meeting/virtual event services company. We discussed what business has been like during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it will change going forward for the company that celebrates its fourth anniversary in January 2021.

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PCMA Retains Karen Bolinger as Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Building on the anticipated recovery of the business events industry in the Asia Pacific region, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) president and CEO Sherrif Karamat announced that PCMA has retained global business events industry leader Karen Bolinger as managing director, Asia Pacific.