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Professional Convention Management Association

Heartland: 2013 State of the Industry

Presented By PCMA Heartland Chapter

Overland Park Convention Center`
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park`, Kansas 66211

November 07, 2013 10:00 AM UTC until November 07, 2013 1:30 PM UTC

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Please join us!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Overland Park Convention Center
Program Registration:  4PM - 4:30PM 
Program and Reception:  4:30PM - 7:30PM

The 2013 State of the Industry will provide you with insights into re-inventing for relevancy.  Hear professionals from the facets of our industry including, hotel, audio visual, convention bureau, meeting planning and convention centers,as they share what they are doing to be relevant and re-invented for 2014!

We look forward to hearing from these industry experts:

Wanda Johnson, CMP, CAE - Senior Director, Meetings & Education, Endocrine Society
Wanda has been with the Society for over 16 years and is responsible for the Society’s 40+ meetings & education programs, including an annual meeting of over 8,000 participants.

Christopher Wehking, CMP - PCMA President-Elect
Director of Meetings & Exhibits, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Chris began his industry career with Hilton Hotel Corporation in Chicago. Next, he managed the global trade show and event operations for the American Hardware Manufacturers Association, and then managed scientific meetings and expositions for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Now, he manages scientific programs and exhibitions for the 50,000-physician-member American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Greg Edwards - Immediate Past Chair of DMAI, and President & CEO of the Greater Des Moines CVB. As a travel industry executive, Greg has led CVBs in Illinois, Kansas and Iowa as well as spending 7 years with Marriott Hotels in Overland Park and Des Moines.

Brendan “JB” Moreland - Director of Production,  Vista Productions
Considered one of the premier audio engineers/consultants in the country, sought-after for his audio designs, JB focuses on the emerging video technologies such as pixel mapping, projection mapping, HD camera image magnification, blending projection, and development of content in nonstandard formats.

Brett C. Mitchel - General Manager Overland Park Convention Center
Prior to his current position, Brett was the Vice President of Convention Center Operations, Global Spectrum, and was responsible for overseeing the company's convention center operations throughout the US.

Heartland PCMA is happy to announce a special guest this year! Singer /songwriter Jimmy Wayne will perform as part of our Service N’ Sync program. Jimmy’s performance will help raise awareness for Kansas City area youth, who are ‘aging out’ of the foster system.  You won’t want to miss this special appearance! More info

Sheraton Overland Park, connected to the Overland Park Convention Center, is offering a special rate of $129.00, plus applicable taxes, for attendees. Book Now

We wish to thank our sponsors for their generous support of this program.
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Event Type: Chapter Event

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