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Professional Convention Management Association

April 07 2015

PCMA Capital Chapter North American Meetings Industry Day: Education, Rally & Reception – April 16


PCMA’s Capital Chapter is joining the industry in supporting North American Meetings Industry Day [NAMID] on April 16. The chapter’s Education, Rally & Reception will take place from 2:00pm-5:30pm at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, and will spotlight the substantial value derived from business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions.

The event will also engage policymakers with business leaders with the assistance of a who’s who of guest speakers throughout the afternoon’s sessions and events. The program is comprised of key industry leaders participating in three breakout sessions, a general session, followed by a rally & reception.

Schedule of Events:

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM – Registration & Networking

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM – Education Program Breakout Sessions (3)

Session 1: Grassroots Impact
Kimberly Lewis - Senior Vice President at U.S. Green Building Council
Chad Chappell - Director of Sales at Visit Baltimore

Session 2: Value of Meetings - Business Impact of Meetings
Don Neal - Founder & CEO at 360 Live Media
Solomon Keene, Jr - President at Hotel Association of Washington DC

Session 3: Local/Federal Government Regulations
Beth White - Senior Advisor for NextGen Communications and Branding, Federal Aviation Administration
Lisa Delpy Neirotti - Professor at George Washington University             

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM – General Session - Meetings Mean Business:  How to educate? How to embrace? How to live it?

Greg O'Dell - President and CEO at Events DC
Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP - Chief Executive Officer at Convention Industry Council
Charles Jeffers, II - Chief Operating Officer at DMAI        
Don Neal - Founder & CEO at 360 Live Media

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Rally & Reception

Bill Reed - Sr. Director of Meetings at American Society of Hematology
Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP - Chief Executive Officer at Convention Industry Council       
Nan Marchand Beauvois - Vice President at United States Travel Association 
Kris Cook, CAE - Executive Director at National Affordable Housing Management Association
Leslie Thornton - President at SmithBucklin         
David McAuley with the Atlanta CVB - Moderator           

To learn more or to register, visit here.