Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Celebrating You!

In an association of innovative strategists and paragons of planning, there are so many people to honor throughout the year for their passion and industry leadership.

PCMA 20 in their Twenties

20 in their twenties is designed to engage the best and brightest in the Meetings, Conventions and Business Events industry in the world. Learn more.

PCMA Achievement Awards

At Convening Leaders in January each year, the industry celebrates nine professionals nominated by their peers for outstanding achievement in distinct categories the previous year. 

PCMA Chairman’s Award

The highest honor the PCMA Chairman of the Board bestows each year at Convening Leaders to an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the meetings industry in the previous year.

PCMA Education Foundation Professional Achievement Awards

Awarded to up to three deserving professionals, each year the industry gathers to salute a Meeting Professional, Educator, and Supplier Professional at the PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement. The Dinner Honoree Subcommittee and Board of Trustees select the honorees each year. 

PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award

Given by PCMA in conjunction with IMEX, this award recognizes meeting planners that demonstrate vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry. The inaugural recipient was Ping He, Director Global Sourcing and Partner Relations, Experient.

PCMA Lifetime Achievement Award

This honors an individual for lifetime outstanding contributions to the industry and PCMA. Most recently It was awarded in 2012 to Donald Freeman, Jr. Bill Taylor, formerly with ASAE and David Evans, formerly with Starwood have also received the Lifetime Achievement Award.