Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 19 2012

International Confex Signs Educational Partnership with PCMA


August 20, 2012

Contact: Carolyn Clark
Direct: 312.423.7271, E-mail: cclark@pcma.org  

PCMA to power education sessions at the March 19-21, 2013 International Confex show 

Chicago, IL, August 20, 2012 – International Confex has agreed to an exclusive partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) that will see the association deliver a program of senior-level corporate education each day of the Confex show, March 19-21, 2013, at ExCeL, London.

PCMA recently held their inaugural Global Corporate Summit, bringing together the highest level meeting and event planners from around the world and representing major corporations including Nike, McDonald’s, Microsoft and Cisco. The strategic partnership with International Confex will continue the association's objective of delivering senior-level, globally relevant education.

Sherrif Karamat, COO of PCMA commented, "The UK is an important market for our association and, following the success of the Global Corporate Summit in Scotland last month, it’s clear there is a desire and need for PCMA’s tools, resources and education in the UK. International Confex is the perfect forum for us to engage with this important audience."

"We are delighted to announce this special strategic relationship. PCMA has an outstanding reputation for the quality of education they provide for senior meeting and event planners, and we're thrilled to be bringing their content to our show and attendees," commented James Samuel, Event Manager, International Confex. "This is great news for both our corporate and association buyers who look to International Confex for the very best education they can get, while having the opportunity to meet and network with top products and services on the exhibition floor."

Further details of the programs taking place at International Confex 2013 will be released in the coming months.


About PCMA
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,300 members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.