Event Program Overview

Leadership. Future. Impact.

At Convening Leaders 2023, we will spark new ideas and create actionable pathways to help you meet the challenges of today and tomorrow:

  • Connect and collaborate with your community to share successes, failures and lessons learned to help drive your business forward and achieve your economic, social and environmental goals.
  • Explore ground-shifting trends and insights, their impact on your audiences and stakeholders –and how YOU can deliver high-impact value to your organization.
  • Examine the new demands on leadership from visionary experts and peer-to-peer exchanges to fully understand the expectations, skillsets and actions it takes to have a positive influence on your teams, your business results and the industry.

Define the future of business events, build new relationships, and create your action plan.



All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Sunday, January 8, 2023
8:30 a.m12:30 p.mHospitality Helping Hands
9:00 a.m5:00 p.mRegistration Open (Airport)
9:00 a.m7:30 p.mRegistration Open (GCCC)
11:30 a.m12:15 p.mHosted Buyer Luncheon
12:00 p.m4:00 p.mPCMA U
12:30 p.m3:30 p.mHosted Buyer Appointments
1:00 p.m4:00 p.mFaculty Workshop
3:00 p.m4:00 p.m20 in their Twenties Tour/Toast
4:00 p.m4:30 p.mFirst Timer Convening Leaders Tour
4:30 p.m6:00 p.mChapter Receptions
6:30 p.m9:30 p.mOpening Reception
9:30 p.mSupplier Events
Monday, January 9, 2023
6:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.GET FIT with the Foundation: 5K Fun Run/Walk
7:00 a.m.7:45 a.m.GET FIT with the Foundation: HIIT Class
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.NextUp! Breakfast (invite only)
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.CMP Breakfast (invite only)
7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.Registration Open 
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast 
8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.The District Open
9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.Opening Keynote 
10:15 a.m.11:00 a.m.Networking Break 
11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.Programming 
12:15 p.m.1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch 
(Brought to you by Visit Charlotte)
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.Afternoon Keynote 
2:30 p.m.3:15 p.m.Networking Break 
3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Programming 
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Happy Hour 
5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.Chairs' Reception (invite only)
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Supplier Events 
9:00 p.m.midnightParty with a Purpose (Ticketed Event) 
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 
7:00 a.m.7:45 a.m.GET FIT with the Foundation: Namaste with PCMA 
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.Volunteer Leadership Appreciation Breakfast (invite only)
8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.Registration Open 
8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.The District Open
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.Programming 
10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.Networking Break 
10:30 a.m.PCMA Foundation / Above and Beyond Foundation awards presentation PCMA Connect
11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.Keynote 
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch 
(Brought to you by Visit Dallas)
1:45 p.m.2:45 p.m.Programming 
2:30 p.m.Stepping Up Awards - PCMA Connect
2:45 p.m.3:30 p.m.Networking Break 
3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.Programming 
5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Global Reception (invite only)
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.Networking Reception 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
8:00 a.m.8:45 a.m.Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.The District Open
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Registration Open 
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.Programming in District Only 
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.Closing Keynote (Brought to you by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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The future of business events is coming. Are you ready?