Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

April 09 2015

#springhassprung #festivalseason #aprilshowers #PCMASE -- A message from the President

Jennifer Smith Hicks, CMP, CASE
#springhassprung #festivalseason #aprilshowers #PCMASE

My friends and I love to use hashtags in our social media posts and even in our texts to each other. It makes the communication a little more fun and gets the creative juices flowing trying to come up with clever phrases to “tag." I personally also like to see what hashtags are trending throughout the various social media channels, and I was excited to see #PCMASE in the spotlight at our February program. We don’t have to wait until the program day though! So, as you are talking amongst yourselves about upcoming chapter events or even articles or trends you think may interest our other members and prospective members, don’t forget to add #PCMASE in your communications.
Spring can be busy with new life and new opportunities, and PCMA SE is no exception. The chapter is excited to be an industry alliance partner to two upcoming events: NAMID (North American Meetings Industry Day) on April 16th and Eventeract May 12-13 at AmericasMart.  We have several of our own events coming up as well including a Community Service project on April 22nd, where several of us will be serving lunch at the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children; and we are very excited to be holding a networking and education event for our members and guests in the Orlando area on April 30th at the Visit Orlando office. Before you know it, April showers will bring May flowers along with our next Atlanta educational program May 6th at the Georgia World Congress Center. You will not want to miss this program, at which internet experts will teach us what free internet really means and will discuss other burning internet topics as they relate to our meetings and events. We will also be giving away a complimentary membership to a meeting professional at this May program, so invite your non-member clients and friends to attend. Be sure to check your email and the website for updates and registration information for each of these upcoming events.  

I hope you will take advantage of the many educational and networking opportunities coming your way over the next couple of months. Thank you to all of our volunteer leaders and committee members who have been working so hard to bring these to you, and a big thanks to our sponsors, without whom we would not survive! I look forward to seeing you soon. #PCMASE