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Professional Convention Management Association

September 17 2015

PCMA Launches Online Training Subscription – Business Events Series - Release

By Carolyn Clark

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

CHICAGO, IL, September 18, 2015 –The Professional Convention Management Association [PCMA] announced today the launch of their Business Events Series online training subscription. The interactive series offers onDemand topical training and development tools for business events professionals.

Unique to the industry, PCMA will release three series modules annually – each tackling current topics relevant to the business events industry. The Digital Events module, released today, will be followed by Increased Revenues from Events in October and Concepts in Meeting Design in December.

By purchasing the subscription, professionals will obtain ten series licenses, which can be shared across their teams, to gain topical knowledge and earn CEUs. Additionally, subscribers are prompted to return to the modules for the latest content and trend updates.

“Feedback from our professionals told us they struggle to keep their teams current on critical and trending industry topics,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO. “The Business Events Series is an easy to use training tool that helps leaders ensure their teams are at the top of their game.”

The Business Event Series is supported by a grant from the PCMA Education Foundation and sponsored by NYC & Company.

“The development and delivery of this new product truly aligns with the Foundation’s mission to fund educational programming that advances our industry,” said Meredith Rollins, PCMA Education Foundation Executive Director.  “We believe our expansion of online courses will serve as invaluable resources to PCMA’s members and customers – now and into the future.”

“NYC & Company is pleased to partner with PCMA in support of the Business Events Series,” said Jerry Cito, NYC & Company’s Senior Vice President of Convention Development. “The continued education of today’s meeting professionals is critical, and this invaluable tool will lend itself to perpetuating the growth, advancement, and evolution of our industry.”

For more information on the Business Events Series visit pcma.org.

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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 6,000+ 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 39 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.

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