Convening Leaders offers an invaluable attendee experience, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from past attendees.

PCMA is the premier conference available to meeting planners today. The sessions are highly education focused (CMP credits are available), the speakers are dynamic, the networking is global and strategic, the ingenuity of what’s new in meeting planning is able to be experienced and as a meeting planner, I am engaged within the process while attending.

PCMA is not afraid to try new things (interactive food station displays, wellness events, self-care opportunities, custom floor plans, signage options, engaging networking events, challenging topics, small group sessions, tabletop discussions, etc.). The conference is managed with the knowledge that as meeting planners, you have to stretch the boundaries to try new things and some things FAIL – yet we know with the First Attempt In Learning come the tweaks that result in success.

At PCMA, meeting planners have an opportunity to learn from each other, get inspired and bring back the best practices that our clients expect from us. It’s a fantastic opportunity to start the new year with rejuvenated passion for the job we love!”

Kathy Uy, Senior Meetings Manager, American Academy of Emergency Medicine

When the opportunity arises to attend one of the best network events for the meeting and hospitality industry, you take it. I know that attending will make a difference in my business. For the past 5 years, PCMA CL has never disappointed. CL allows me to make personal connections with new and old friends and clients. There is always opportunities to make a social impact. Excited that PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 is in San Fransico hosted by Travel San Fransico, what’s not to love about that? I am just thrilled to be a part of it!”

Jules Clifford, President, Event Photography of North America Corp.

It is the Super Bowl of conferences I attend and wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

John Killacky, Managing Director, National Sales & Marketing, Bartha

I haven’t missed a PCMA annual meeting since my first in 1989 – this year marks my 30th. My boss at the time told me that it would be valuable professionally. He was right. I had no idea, however, that it would be so important personally too. Looking forward to seeing you at CL in SFO!”

John Folks, President & Principal, Minding Your Business, Inc.

We find over all value and ROI with the sheer amount and quality of attendees that we are able to connect with both through PCMA sponsored events, as well an invitation only event that we host each year leading into CL. I find the speakers and content to be interesting, innovative and often applicable to my daily job responsibilities. Last year’s focus on females in the industry was very motivating and empowering. I left feeling all “I am woman hear me roar.”

Anna Williams, Sales Manager, National Accounts, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

I am a huge fan of PCMA Convening Leaders. The minute I received the email, I registered. It is my favorite conference of the year. Why? Networking and education are the two biggest reasons.”

Tracy Orpin, Conferences & Meetings Manager, International Association of Administrative Professionals