Networking Activities

To register for ticketed activities below, add on during registration. If you’re already registered, email to let them know you’d like them added to your registration.


Sunday, Jan. 5
7:30 a.m.–1 p.m., San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Join PCMA and the San Francisco-Marin Food bank to help end hunger! The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank envisions a community where everyone is able to obtain enough nutritious food to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families. We will be working on a variety of projects including preparation and packaging of food to be distributed the next day at one of the food bank’s 271 pantry sites, where low-income families, seniors and individuals receive 25-30 pounds of groceries. Every week, 30,000 households count on the Sand Francisco-Marin Food Bank for food assistance. Your work as a volunteer is making that happen!


Brought to you by Marriott International, Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company and GES


Sunday, Jan. 5
6:30–9:30 p.m., Pier 48

Convening Leaders starts off with incredible celebration of San Francisco’s diverse communities. Join us at Pier 48 where you’ll experience the food and culture of the city’s legendary neighborhoods including the Mission, Chinatown, Castro. Participate in unique experiences with spectacular and Instagrammable up-close views of the Bay Bridge, Oracle Park and San Francisco’s skyline as your backdrop.


Monday, January 6
6:30–7:45 a.m., Oracle Park – Willie Mays Plaza

The Convening Leaders Fun Run/Walk is a PCMA Foundation fundraiser and is tied to the “Get Fit with the Foundation” wellness initiative. Here is an opportunity to get your heart rate going and join peers at Oracle Park! The race route will start at the Iconic Willie Mays Plaza, then head up and around the open air promenade level inside Oracle Park all while viewing San Francisco Bay! You will pass The Bay Bridge, The Ferry Building, Embarcadero waterfront, San Francisco Piers and ending back at the park finish line! This course is entirely flat- making it easy and attractive to all race levels. It is also a great way to contribute to the PCMA Foundation’s mission of supporting the business events industry through education, research and charitable giving.


Special thanks to Giants Enterprises


Monday, Jan. 6
8 –11 p.m., SF Masonic Auditorium

Party With A Purpose (PWAP) is held during Convening Leaders and offers business events industry leaders an energetic and lively networking experience while they give back to the PCMA Foundation and a local charity. Come dance the night away in this beautiful and historic venue!


Founding and Sustaining Sponsor – GES


Tuesday, Jan. 7
7 – 7:45 a.m., Imperial Ballroom – Hilton Union Square

Clear your mind and relieve stress while supporting the PCMA Foundation. This morning session provides a calm environment for attendees to get invigorated for the day.



Tuesday, Jan. 7
7–10 p.m., Chase Center

Here’s your chance to explore one of San Francisco’s newest venues — home to the Golden State Warriors, three-time NBA champions, and many rock concerts, including our very own! Grammy Award-winning rock stars Maroon 5 will be performing live as you celebrate your newfound knowledge and business connections. Enjoy great food, drink, tunes and company at this networking event.

Special thanks to the San Francisco Travel Association