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Professional Convention Management Association

October 26 2015

PCMA Returns to Scotland with Global Medical Meetings Summit

By Carolyn Clark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Contact: Carolyn Clark
Direct: 312.423.727
E-mail: cclark@pcma.org

CHICAGO, Illinois, / Edinburgh, UK: October 26, 2015 - The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) returns to Scotland in November with its Global Medical Meetings Summit, bringing a number of senior medical professionals from around the world for a program of education at leading destinations across the country.

This invitation-only event has attracted the leaders in global medical meetings, with representatives from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Societe Internationale d’Urologie, American Thyroid Association, World Allergy Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, Scoliosis Research Society and American College of Genetics and Genomics.

“Throughout PCMA’s Global Medical Meetings Summit, this stellar group of medical meeting professionals will be working collaboratively to help us define today’s most pressing challenges in global medical conferences and define possible solutions, “said Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA. “We look forward to the outcomes and continuing our collaboration with Scotland in the year ahead.”

The program begins on November 12th, in Glasgow, with a series of education events being held at the multi award winning Scottish Exhibition and Convention Centre, before heading out to the iconic Gleneagles Hotel, home to the 2014 Ryder Cup. The program concludes in the capital city, Edinburgh with events taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The program will be led by professional facilitator, Sean Blair, with UK’s ProMeet and will also feature keynote and workshop speaker Bertalan Mesko, aka The Medical Futurist, who will explore Bringing Disruptive Medical Technologies to Life in Healthcare.

Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events at VisitScotland commented “The PCMA Global Medical Meetings Summit will represent the second occasion that Scotland has hosted such a prestigious gathering of meeting professionals, following the inaugural PCMA Global Corporate Summit in 2012.   Since then, Scotland has reinforced its position as the perfect stage for meetings and events of all sizes. We look forward to not only showcasing the country and its credentials in the medical arena, but also to providing an unparalleled backdrop to inspire these global leaders.”

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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 6,700+ 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 website at pcma.org

About VisitScotland Business Events and VisitScotland 

The Business Events Industry focuses on Scotland as a destination for conferences, conventions, and incentive programs. Currently, business events represent 20% of all tourism expenditure in Scotland. Business visitors spend almost twice that of leisure visitors, making it a highly lucrative sector, and it is also less seasonal than leisure tourism In addition, attracting a major conference reinforces Scotland’s credentials in key industries and can make us a more attractive destination for inward investors, meaning that the benefits of business tourism extend well beyond delegate spend.

VisitScotland’s Business Events team promotes Scotland as a destination for conferences, conventions and incentive programs. It undertakes a wide range of marketing activities both in the UK and overseas to attract corporate and association events.  It also encourages delegates to extend their stay in Scotland for leisure purposes – so-called ‘business extenders’ - or return on holiday with friends and family. For further information visit conventionscotland.com.

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