Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Strategic Partners

PCMA’s Strategic Partners play a vital role in successfully executing PCMA’s many programs.

Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas the Live Music Capital of the World® where day or night, weekday or weekend, you can always find something playing. And live music is just the beginning. The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building, conveniently located downtown and a short distance to 6,000 hotel rooms.
Support for PCMA of the 20 in their Twenties program, Party With a Purpose Music Partner at Convening Leaders, Presenting Partner of PCMA Education Foundation Dinner, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and  PCMA Convene Magazine.
Mary Kay Hackley

Mark Tester

BestCities Global Alliance

With an international network of resources, BestCities Global Alliance connects you with 11 premier meeting destinations, unified by a commitment to deliver exceptional standards: Berlin, Bogotá, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Houston, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver.

As a meeting planner we understand that you are accountable for delivering excellence and thanks to our practice of knowledge and insight sharing, you never again have to start planning your event from the beginning. BestCities provides continuous, professional service up to and beyond your event, including bid support, assistance with local customs and visas as well as advice on local suppliers. 

Support of General Session and Global Hub at Convening Leaders and PCMA Convene Magazine.

Jane Cunningham
+46 (0)702 076 409

Meetings + Conventions Calgary

Convention, meeting and incentive travel that’s easy to plan and hard to forget.  Calgary is a sparkling cosmopolitan city with a reputation for warm, Western welcomes. It’s a bustling business centre that's also full of exciting opportunities to play.

Supports PCMA through Convene Presents Education Sessions at Convening Leaders and Education Conference, Convening Leaders Hybrid & Rebroadcast, Virtual Edge Institute Sponsorship, Digital Event Strategist Certification Sponsorship, Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, and Convene Magazine.

Dave Sclanders

Choose Chicago 
Between its two international airports, expansive private-sector workforce and the largest convention center in the United States, Chicago is the strongest meeting and convention destination in the country. Thanks to a new labor agreement, our customers will recognize significant savings and enhanced exhibitor rights at McCormick Place. With 108,000 hotel rooms in the area, there's no shortage of convenient accommodations. Chicago also boasts a Michelin-rated dining scene, vibrant nightlife and more than 40 distinguished museums.
We work tirelessly to make Chicago the premier host city for a meeting of ten people or an international convention with thousands of guests. Learn more at choosechicago.com/meeting-professionals

Marc Anderson

Tourisme Montréal and Palais des congres de Montreal
Montréal's unique mix of style, professionalism and creativity, along with ultra-modern facilities and top-notch services, have made it a destination of choice for groups from around the world. In fact, Montréal

ranked first in the Americas for international association events, ahead of New York, Washington and Buenos Aires, according to the Union of International Association’s (UIA) International Meetings Statistics Report in 2014, for the fourth straight year.

Support for PCMA through Breakfast in Bed at PCMA Convening Leaders, Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Michel Bourdon

Luc Charbonneau
514 871-3154 

Melbourne Convention Bureau and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Convention Bureau
Over four decades of experience in attracting and securing international association conferences and incentive programs, for Melbourne and Victoria. Jointly funded by the Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and over 270 industry partners, MCB proactively seeks out new international business event opportunities and develops comprehensive business cases, by working collaboratively with associations, corporate organizations and event planners from around the world. We can connect your association with industry leaders to create an outcome focused and legacy-creating program, helping to drive maximum attendance at your event. We pride ourselves on always taking the ‘Team Melbourne’ approach to make sure your event is a success and we look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne soon. 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is a cutting-edge venue located in the heart of Melbourne and has everything you need for a memorable event. It has also been recognized as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Center at the prestigious World Travel Awards for the past four years. The amazing spaces, leading technology, award-winning food and highly-skilled staff at MCEC will ensure your event is one to remember. Discover an event space as extraordinary as the city it calls home. 

Support for PCMA through 2016 PCMA Citywide Auction and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Maria Rivera

Prue Rogers

+613 9235 8211

logo_web_Oman10-14  Oman Ministry of Tourism and Oman Convention and Exhibition

Opening in 2016, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, is set to become an iconic landmark for Muscat and the Sultanate of Oman. The Centre is only 10 minutes from the new Muscat International Airport.  Located in its own precinct, this world-class facility is perfectly suited to host international, regional and national conventions, exhibitions and business events. Amongst its features are a tiered auditorium seating 3,200 people and more than 22,000 square meters of exhibition space.

Gillian Taylor

PSAV uses event technology and outstanding service to turn ordinary meetings into memorable experiences so the message lasts. Leading supplier of audiovisual and event technology worldwide.
Support for PCMA through the Intersection Series, Joint Board Dinner and PSAV Inspiration Café at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, PCMA Convene Magazine.

Tim Quigley

Visit Baltimore
Visit Anaheim
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
From the hotels to the Baltimore Convention Center, attractions to shopping, dining to nightlife, you're just a short walking distance from everything you need to meet with success in Baltimore.

Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, in the heart of sunny Southern California, is Anaheim/Orange County. This unique region has a vibrant yet laid-back vibe, a creative spirit and a diverse range of activities that make it one of the nation's most popular destinations.

The first thing San Antonio visitors notice is the friendliness of everyone they encounter. Combine that with the dizzying array of facilities, hotels, services and attractions; the 45,000 sleeping rooms; the walkability of the city; the vibrant culture and well-preserved historical sites, and you’ve made the perfect choice for a destination that will surpass all of your expectations.
The Tri-City Partnership sponsors the PCMA Business School at Convening Leaders and the Education Conference. Each city participates in the PCMA Partnership Summit and supports PCMA Convene magazine. 
Amy Calvert
Visit Baltimore

Junior Tauvaa
Visit Anaheim

Steve Clanton 
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tourism Toronto and Metro Toronto Convention Centre®
Vibrant Toronto is just next door, and only a 90-minute flight for 60% of the US population. The MTCC is Canada's #1 convention and tradeshow facility, with over 600,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space including 64 meeting rooms, a world-class 1,330-seat theatre and two well-appointed ballrooms.
Support for PCMA through a General Session at PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference, IMAGINARIUM at PCMA Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.
Tara L. Gordon, CMP
Tourism Toronto

David Chisholm
Metro Toronto Convention Center®

Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau and Vancouver Convention Centre
Whether you're planning a small meeting or a major convention, Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau is your first point of contact for a successful event. The Vancouver Convention Centre is an award-winning facility surrounded by the mountains and located on the waterfront at Canada Place in beautiful downtown Vancouver.
Support for PCMA through the PCMA Global Professionals Conference, General Session at PCMA Education Conference, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, PCMA Convene Magazine, General Session and Vancouver Energy Bikes at Convening Leaders, PCMA Think Tank, and PCMA Convene Forum.

Jackie Benear
Tourism Vancouver

Claire Smith
Vancouver Convention Centre