Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Why Become a Sponsor of the Chesapeake Chapter?

The Chesapeake Chapter’s geographic territories cover Maryland, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania and include an influential group of meeting planners who collectively bring millions of dollars in business to the region and beyond. With nearly 200 members, the Chesapeake Chapter has been recognized for its great educational and networking events. Recently the chapter has partnered with The Bea Gaddy Family Center (www.bea-gaddy.org), one of the most influential charitable organizations in Baltimore.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA represents more than 6,000 meeting industry leaders from 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our members include planner professionals, suppliers, faculty and students. Aside from students and faculty, members are categorized as either a professional or supplier based on their position.

  • Professionals: Individuals who are responsible for the development, organization, site selection and management of meetings, conventions, exhibits, and seminars.
  • Suppliers: Individuals whose organization is engaged in providing products and services related to the conduct and operation of meetings, conventions, exhibits, and seminars.

PCMA membership is nearly an even split between suppliers and professionals (54% professional; 46% supplier). Both types of members are comprised of people at all levels within their organization.

  • 55% of PCMA members are directors or higher in their organization including: 7% (presidents and c-level executives), 14% (vice presidents), 28% (directors), 2% (regional VPs or sales directors) and 6% (national sales or sales in general).
  • 68% of PCMA members have 10+ years’ experience in the industry.
  • 78% are key decision-makers for their organization.
  • 40% are professionals in associations with 10,000+ members.
  • 23% are corporate or independent planner professionals.
  • PCMA members plan on average 34 meetings per year.
  • Almost 30% of PCMA planners annual conferences result in more than $5 million in economic value

 Your sponsorship is not deductible as a charitable contribution. It may be deductible as a business expense. Check with your tax advisor. 

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