Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

January 12 2015

PCMA Announces 2014 Chairman's Award Winner


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


Chicago, IL January 12, 2015
– Today, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and PCMA 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chris Wehking announced the Meetings Means Business Coalition as the winner of the 2014 Chairman’s Award.

The PCMA Chairman’s Award recognizes an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the meetings industry in the previous year. This year, the Meetings Means Business Coalition stood above the rest.

Together, as advocates for our industry, they drove the drum beat and actively engage with stakeholders, the media and key policymakers with a proactive campaign built around three pillars creating personal connections:

  • creating personal connections,
  • driving positive business outcomes
  • building strong communities

Through an informative toolkit, engaging collateral, a useful mobile app and tireless presence at every industry event - the Coalition ensured our industry’s message stayed front and center. PCMA was proud to be an active member of the Meetings Means Business Coalition.

“The Meetings Means Business Coalition has been the epitome of what this award means over the last year,” said Chris Wehking, 2014 PCMA Chairman of the Board. “They have diligently delivered our message, across the spectrum of audiences, to help reinforce the value of face-to-face meetings and ensure the future of our industry”


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 6,500+ members with a community of like-minded 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.

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