VEI Receives Strategic Investment from PCMA

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On October 6, 2011, VEI announced it received a strategic investment from PCMA. These are the slides from the press conference. Presenters were:

* Michael Doyle, Executive Director of VEI

* Deborah Sexton, CEO and President of PCMA

* Susan Katz, Board of Directors, PCMA

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VEI Receives Strategic Investment from PCMA

  1. 1. Virtual Edge Institute Press Conference <br />Accelerating education, learning, conversation and growth for the digital meeting & events industry<br />October 6, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Representatives<br />Susan Katz<br />Chairman, Board of Directors<br />Professional Convention<br />Management Association (PCMA); <br />Director of Corporate Events & Travel, <br />True Value Company<br />Michael Doyle<br />Executive Director<br />Virtual Edge Institute (VEI)<br />Deborah Sexton<br />President & CEO<br />Professional Convention<br />Management Association (PCMA)<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Announcement<br />Message from PCMA CEO and President<br />Message from PCMA Chairman, Board of Directors<br />Message from Executive Director of VEI<br />Questions<br />Media Contact<br />Additional Resources<br />
  4. 4. Virtual extension is an integral part of event strategies for PCMA members<br />The line between face-to-face and digital is blurring<br />As VEI is the only independent organization dedicated to digital meetings, events, learning and community<br />PCMA is making a strategic investment in VEI today<br />Strategic Investment in VEI<br />
  5. 5. VEI is a pioneering organization that has continually shone a spotlight on the value of digital for face-to-face<br />Face-to-face events industry recognizes the power of virtual extensions for:<br />Collaboration, marketing, selling and relationship building<br />Important milestone for the industry – both face-to-face and virtual<br />Spotlight on Virtual and Hybrid Events<br />
  6. 6. Accelerate Digital Meetings & Events Industry<br />Develop standards for digital events industry<br />Establish best practices and education<br />Collaborate with leading associations and organizations<br />Drive education, conversation and growth of industry<br />Digital Event Strategist Certification Program<br />Industry-leading research projects<br />Virtual Edge Summit: Only conference dedicated to digital meetings, events, learning and community<br />
  7. 7. Questions<br />
  8. 8. Virtual Edge Institute Corporate Overview<br />Business Motivations and Social Behaviors of In-Person and Online Events, July 2011<br />Infographic, Business Motivations and Social Behaviors of In-Person and Online Eventsand individual graphics<br />Press Release and logos: Virtual Edge Institute Receives Strategic Investment from Professional Convention Management Association<br />Additional Resources<br />
  9. 9. Media Contacts<br />VEI Contact:<br />Cece Salomon-Lee<br />415-608-0302<br />clee@virtualedge.org<br />PCMA Contact:<br />Carolyn Clark<br />312-423-7271<br />cclark@pcma.org<br />

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