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Professional Convention Management Association

Premier Partners

Without our Premier Partners PCMA would not be able to put on some of our most popular and innovative programs.

Destination Cleveland

The new one-million-square-foot Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation encompasses a total 319,000 square feet of event space including a 230,000 square-foot exhibit hall floor capable of holding 1,000 tradeshow booths. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of more than 10 hotels, entertainment districts, sports venues and lakefront attractions.

Support for PCMA through the Chapter Leader Workshop at PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference, Powered by PCMA Sessions, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Mike Burns, CMP


Dubai Business Events

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai. They also market and promote the emirate’s commerce sector, and are responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels establishments, tour operators, travel agents, and all other tourism services. DTCM is committed to strengthening the Dubai economy through attracting tourists, inward investment into the emirate and delivering Dubai’s tourism vision for 2020, which includes welcoming 20 million visitors per year by 2020. They have played a pivotal role in Dubai’s rise to prominence as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, welcoming more than 10 million visitors in 2012 and 11 million in 2013. In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide.

Our vision: Dubai will be the leading destination for global travel, business and events by 2020.
Our mission: Strengthen the Dubai economy by attracting tourists and inward investment into the emirate.

Support for PCMA through Thought Leaders Session at Convening Leaders, PCMA-Dubai Meetings Forum, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Steen Jakobsen
[+971] 600 55 5559


VISIT FLORIDA® and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Florida has been ranked the highest state for affordable travel, accessibility and value. Add to this our beautiful weather and diverse hotel and venue opportunities, including the 600,000 sq. ft. Broward County Convention Center, and the unparalleled attention from the award-winning Sunsational Service team at the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB.
Support for PCMA through Thought Leaders and Global Connections program at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement and Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Lily E. Etemadi, CTC, TMP

Christine Roberts, CMP, HMCC
 GES_web_logo GES

GES is a full-service provider to exhibition organizers and associations offering a wide-range of services, including official show services, audio visual, technology, creative design, strategy, and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach – and is a proud sponsor of Hospitality Helping Hands and the Founding Sponsor of Party With A Purpose. 

Support for PCMA through Founding Sponsor of Education Foundation Party With a Purpose at Convening Leaders, Hospitality Helping Hands at Convening Leaders, Chairmen's Reception at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation ​Visionary Awards, and PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit.
John Patronski

  Visit Houston
Houston, Texas is home to award-winning culinary and cultural arts scenes, the largest medical center in the world, birthplace of nanotechnology and is the brains behind United States space exploration. Houston has also been named the New York Time's No. 7 Place to Visit in 2013. Houston shines as a diverse a city and is ready to host your next meeting.
Support for PCMA through Convening Leaders Party With a Purpose, Corporate Breakfast and Medical HQ at PCMA Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.
John Solis

IMEX Group

The IMEX Group runs the largest worldwide tradeshows for the meetings, events and incentive travel industry – IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany and IMEX America in Las Vegas, Nevada. Run by meeting professionals for meeting professionals, IMEX shows buzz with activity as global decision makers meet with thousands of suppliers for 3 days of great business and education. Offering large-scale hosted buyer programs, IMEX shows are also defined by industry wide collaboration and partnerships and offer hundreds of free educational sessions and co-located events. The meetings industry doesn’t stay still and neither does the IMEX Group. IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America constantly evolve; innovative and fast-paced, they are the place for inspiring new ideas, networking with the industry’s best and getting new perspectives on the latest  thinking.

Support for PCMA through 5 Speakers to Watch at Convening Leaders, Luncheon at Education Conference, PCMA Business School and hosted buyer programs at IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America
Carina Bauer
ImexFrankfurt IMEX America 

  New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The New Orleans CVB represents the best hotels, convention facilities, restaurants and attractions, including the extensively renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Building upgrades totaling $93 million, feature new furnishings, a new ballroom, a grand new entrance, and facility-wide enhancements to provide a bright and engaging contemporary environment.
Support for PCMA through the Masters Series at PCMA Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Webinars, PCMA Partnership Summit, PCMA Think Tank, PCMA Convene Forum, and PCMA Convene Magazine.

Cara Banasch
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tim Hemphill
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

  Visit Orlando and Orange County Convention Center    
Orlando is a top destination for meetings and conventions from around the globe and offers the 2nd largest convention center in the United States and more than 116,000 hotel rooms in 450 hotels and resorts across the destination. Known for low-cost accessibility and superior service Orlando is an exciting gateway city for meetings of all sizes with more than 5,180 hotel rooms connected by covered bridge walkways to the Orange County Convention Center and four major retail, dining and entertainment districts within the vicinity. Tapping into the heritage of creative thinking from our world-class theme parks, Orlando provides an environment that fosters innovation and creativity where unforgettable one-in-a-lifetime experience can happen at every meeting.

Known as “The Center of Hospitality” for its commitment to outstanding customer service and ranked as the top overall convention site by the Metropoll XIII survey, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) offers 2.1 million sq. ft. of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The OCCC has embarked on a 5 year, $187.5 million dollar Capital Improvement Plan which includes a new ballroom, boardrooms, and new outdoor terrace, as well as new furniture groupings, digital wayfinding, and faster internet access.  Whether you are visiting the OCCC as a planner, an exhibitor, an attendee or a member of the community, the entire team is committed to making your experience with us a success. 
Support for PCMA through the Masters Series at PCMA Convening Leaders, Convening Leaders and Education Conference Hybrid Event Presenting Partner, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.

Fred Shea 
Visit Orlando

Yulita Osuba
Orange County Convention Center

Ottawa Tourism
Ottawa offers a unique blend of culture, history and natural beauty all wrapped up in a relaxed urban vibe - a meeting destination that inspires, motivates and unites attendees. An all-new 200,000 square foot Ottawa Convention Centre is now open in the heart of downtown making it Canada's Meeting Place!

Support for PCMA through Volunteer Luncheon at PCMA Convening, Independent Planner Scholarship Program, PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.

Glenn Duncan

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Experience the great changes happening in Philadelphia! Find out about the positive momentum for convention bookings, customer testimonials and details of changes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, with SMG and the four trade unions operating in the building, and news from our hotel community partners. The testimonials from meeting planners speak for themselves.

Learn more about Philadelphia.

Support for PCMA through General Session at Education Conference, Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, and PCMA Convene®.
Pat Kraft Hilpl
Visit Seattle

With engaging cultural attractions and museums, exciting outdoor recreation or fine dining, Seattle is the perfect lure you need to attract and dazzle attendees before, during and after a conference or event. The Washington State Convention Center exceeds expectations for events of any size with more than 414,000-plus square feet of function space — including The Conference Center’s 71,000 square feet. Two flexible facilities accommodate banquets for thousands or intimate breakouts for 10. With superb hotel spaces and other uniquely Seattle venues nearby, the only limit to planning an event is imagination.

Supporting PCMA through the 20 in their Twenties Program, Thought Leaders Session at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene®.
Rob Hampton
Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau ™

A group of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau™ (SECB) has a mission to champion business travel and business events. As enablers for industry growth and a key driver of the tourism sector, we aim to establish Singapore as a dynamic business events destination where an ecosystem of ideas, people, and technology draws on vibrant knowledge and wide networks to tailor success for you.

Support for PCMA through the PCMA Global Professionals Conference, PCMA Global Executive Edge, and PCMA Convene Magazine. 
Divine Lim

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