1. About PCMA

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is a non-profit professional organization for people involved in the operation of conventions. This includes education, management, and philanthropy.

    Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957, the PCMA relocated to its current headquarters in Chicago, Illinois in 2000.

  2. Quotes about PCMA

    1. PCMA recognizes and celebrates the exceptional accomplishments of our 2011 Achievement Award winners
      In PCMA Announces 2011 Achievement Award Winners
    2. It's exciting - we are converting more and more people to members, to face to face attendees, and to engage deeper with PCMA. In fact, 65% of our hybrid attendees were non-members with 63% of those meeting planners.
      In PCMA Convening Leaders Hybrid Sees 40% Attendance Increase
    3. Our renewed partnership with PCMA is a testament to the great experience the organization has with our team and our platform.
      In PCMA Renews Event Technology Partnership with Core-apps
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    2. How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events

      Explore Event Manager Blog (Mar 7 2017)

      How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events ...g refunds from event organizers, next year’s results will probably look very different. Author of the report, PCMA Convene Editor in Chief, Michelle Russell commented: “Most of the Meetings Market Survey respondents comp... (Read Full Article)

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    3. A Call to Action on High-Stakes Travel Restrictions

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 1 2017)

      A Call to Action on High-Stakes Travel Restrictions ...ional Convention Management Association is also part of the Meetings Mean Business coalition. Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO, sent out an email to members recognizing that there is confusion over what the order w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   Meeting Professionals International   IAEE

    4. Is Your Event Ready for the “Intentional Inclusion Era”?

      Explore Meetings Net (Feb 1 2017)

      Is Your Event Ready for the “Intentional Inclusion Era”? ...ns, SmithBucklin/Courtesy Associates, and George Washington University. Blalock, a very engaged member of the Professional Convention Management Association, Meeting Professionals International, and the American Society ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   PCMA   Meeting Professionals International

    5. Protecting Your Event with Contracts and Insurance

      Explore Meetings Net (Jan 27 2017)

      Protecting Your Event with Contracts and Insurance ... at Cotton Holdings Inc., walked attendees through and insurance for emerging threats during a session at the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders 2017. Your Insurance Dunn O’Neal asks, “Whe... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA

    6. Improve Your “Digital Stamp”: 5 Online Leadership Tips

      Explore Meetings Net (Jan 13 2017)

      Improve Your “Digital Stamp”: 5 Online Leadership Tips ...social play?’” True. Digital leaders know who they are and who they’re trying to become, Qualman said. To get PCMA participants thinking in this way, he asked everyone to envision a target, and then he asked, “If someone... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Digital   PCMA   LinkedIn

    7. PCMA Picks Top 5 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2017 - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Dec 29 2016)

      PCMA Picks Top 5 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2017 - International Meetings Review ... 5. Craft Coffee - Event beverage trends have already ... The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is kicking off 2017 with a look at the top meeting trends to watch in the coming year. At PCMA Convene, ... (Read Full Article)

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    8. The Role of Convention Bureaus in Industry Research Development — Meetings Innovation Report

      Explore skift.com (Dec 7 2016)

      The Role of Convention Bureaus in Industry Research Development — Meetings Innovation Report ...os, Periscope videos, Soundcloud recordings, and photos and text. Read more at TechNative The Power of Story: PCMA CEO Deborah Sexton explains why compelling stories can help planners personify their organization’s brand... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   PCMA

    9. PCMA Renews Event Technology Partnership with Core-apps

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Nov 17 2016)

      PCMA Renews Event Technology Partnership with Core-apps ...ers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries. For more information visit the PCMA website at pcma.org and the PCMA Convene Magazine website at www.pcmaconvene.org. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicago   PCMA

    10. 5 Benefits of Booking a Conference Concurrently With a Festival - Associations Now

      Explore Associations Now (Nov 10 2016)

      5 Benefits of Booking a Conference Concurrently With a Festival - Associations Now ...es, according to the Decision to Attend Study by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, the Professional Convention Management Association, and Experience Institute. And one-half of attendees will exten... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   CVB

    11. How Brands Are Adding Value for Event Planners — Meetings Innovation Report

      Explore skift.com (Sep 7 2016)

      How Brands Are Adding Value for Event Planners — Meetings Innovation Report ...ifkin, talks about the shift from cheap manufacturing to the smart-tech economy. Rifkin will be a keynoter at PCMA’s upcoming Convening Leaders conference in Austin. Could 2017 be the year when the convention industry fi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hilton Worldwide   PCMA   David Adler

    12. Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security

      Explore skift.com (Aug 29 2016)

      Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security ...s” due to the many different associations representing each vertical, including: meetings (MPI), conventions (PCMA and CIC), incentive travel (SITE), exhibitions and trade shows (IAEE), associations (ASAE), and many more... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ROI   Orlando   PCMA

    13. A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model

      Explore Special Events Magazine (Aug 3 2016)

      A Creative Approach to Risk Management: The Robson Risk Management Model ... and academia, about risk management and the events industry. She has spoken at The Special Event, ILEA Live, PCMA’s Annual Conference, and MPI’s WEC. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston   PCMA   Meeting Professionals International

    14. Do You Care If Your Speaker Lineup Is Diverse?

      Explore Meetings Net (Jun 30 2016)

      Do You Care If Your Speaker Lineup Is Diverse? ...SAE, CMP, with the American Society of Hematology, started this segment of their session with some stats from PCMA's recent speaker survey, including that the majority of planners find speakers through word of mouth, and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   CMP   PCMA

    15. Six Ways to Engage Millennials at B-to-B Events

      Explore Event Marketer (Jun 22 2016)

      Six Ways to Engage Millennials at B-to-B Events ...ancement to the event for us,” Peacy says. Millennials typically aren’t shy about voicing their opinions. The PCMA regularly taps into the millennial mindset as a valuable planning and informational resource. “This large... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA

    16. MPN020 The Early Bird Planner

      Explore Grass Shack Events & Media (Jun 8 2016)

      MPN020 The Early Bird Planner ...lanner ?” Kaylynne Hatch of Meeting Pool posted on Promote your Events with Social Media Jeanna Hofmeister of PCMA posted on How Will This Midwest Meetings Destination Be Transformed By 2017? Corey Perlman of Social Tabl... (Read Full Article)

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