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Professional Convention Management Association

June 22 2016

A Letter from the PCMA SE President

Mike Whittington - President

Dear PCMA SE Chapter Members,

On behalf of the leadership of the PCMA SE Chapter, we hope that you will agree that it has been a great start to the year for our chapter!  We kicked off the year with a well received and attended panel discussion at the Carter Presidential Center.  We stepped out of the box for our May program and hosted a highly successful event at the Porsche facility, and we initiated efforts to extend our reach within our region by offering satellite educational events in Orlando.  This team is committed to building on our recent successes as we finish out the year.

In an earlier letter to our membership, it was emphasized that as a chapter we are committed to continuing to support the future of our industry through offering innovative programming and by providing effective networking opportunities to our membership.  Our goal is to continuously challenge ourselves to bring the chapter the highest quality and relevant programs that the industry has to offer, and your participation and support helps us to achieve this goal.

With this in mind, we urge our membership to help us in identifying new and innovative locations for our meetings.  Some of our recent successes in programming and attendance have come from holding our event at non-traditional PCMA venues such as the Porsche facility, ON Event Services facilities, and the new Shepard Exposition Service facility in Orlando, Florida.  These facilities not only allowed us to deliver a superior educational program, but provided the added value of exposing our membership to services and products unique to each facility, thus allowing planners and suppliers alike to gain additional benefits from their attendance.

The success of our chapter depends on your participation and valuable input, and we hope that you will help us in identifying unique venues or facilities in which to host our quarterly events.  For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Dunn Sullivan at kdunnsullivan@gmail.com.  If you would like to share your ideas regarding future meeting locations, please feel free to contact me at mike@mwaetc.com.
Thank you for your continued support of the PCMA SE Chapter.

Mike Whittington
PCMA SE Chapter   

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