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Professional Convention Management Association

December 14 2014

PCMA Releases The 6th Edition Of Professional Meeting Management Resource


Contact: Carolyn Clark cclark@pcma.org
Direct: 312.423.7271

CHICAGO, IL December 15, 2014 – The Professional Convention Management [PCMA] announced today the publication of their new and updated Professional Meeting Management, 6th Edition; A Guide to Meetings, Conventions, and Events [PMM6].

PMM6, first published in 1984, is the meeting industry’s leading reference publication - designed for students in undergraduate and certificate programs, as well as meeting professionals preparing for the CMP Certification Examination. This new edition was developed utilizing subject matter experts and research which was supported by the PCMA Education Foundation, in addition to feedback from PCMA’s Faculty Task Force and faculty members.

The fresh 16 chapter publication includes the most up-to-date information on current industry trends, strategic planning for meetings, budgeting and funding, marketing and promotion, technology, running and closing the meeting, and industry trends on the horizon. The new release includes many of the features that readers have enjoyed in previous versions; contributions from industry leaders, learner outcomes, key words, discussion questions, glossary and chapter summaries.

“PCMA is dedicated to keeping students, faculty and meeting professionals current on industry standards and trends; continuing to invest in updating this valuable resource is part of PCMA’s mission,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and ceo. “Each chapter of this new edition aligns with the new Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) International Standards (CMP-IS) as defined by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and includes updated sustainability [CSR] practices to emphasize its importance with planning today’s meetings.”

For faculty, this new edition will ensure relevancy with their instructional content as they prepare their students for careers in the meetings industry. Additionally, PMM6 will also include an Instructor Resource Center that contains chapter summaries, PowerPoint presentations and chapter quizzes for use in the classroom.

The new edition was funded in part by the PCMA Education Foundation and will be available on January 5, 2015. Pre-orders are being accepted today at www.pmmmeetingmanagement.com.

About Professional Convention Management Association

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.


About PCMA Education Foundation
The role of the Education Foundation of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the meetings and conventions industry. Established in 1985, the Foundation fuels advancement, nurtures professional development and shapes tomorrow’s meeting and convention leaders. Learn more at pcma.org/foundation.

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