Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Press Releases

May 07 2012



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


CHICAGO, Illinois, May 08, 2012 - The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected specialist global public relations agency Davies Tanner to serve as a Communications Partner for the coming year, a relationship that will allow PCMA to further develop its brand outside of North America.

"Davies Tanner has done exceptional work for some of the most successful brands in the meetings and business tourism sector," said Deborah Sexton, PCMA President and CEO.  "Their global knowledge and expertise will be extremely valuable to PCMA as we further develop our membership, education and outreach in Europe and across the globe."

A PR Week top 150 Agency, Davies Tanner work with a number of global clients in the meetings and events sector, including the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), ExCeL London, International Confex, Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Tourism Ireland, Business Travel Market, the O2 Arena  and Chelsea FC. In addition, Davies Tanner is also working on a number of projects surrounding the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The agency is headquartered in London, with offices in Barcelona and Tampa, Fla.

"Davies Tanner is proud to partner with the leader in meetings industry education and such a dynamic community of industry professionals," said Robert Wright, Davies Tanner Managing Director.  "We're looking forward to connecting with PCMA members and other partners, while helping to increase awareness of PCMA's education and networking opportunities."

Davies Tanner was instrumental in the launch of the Global Leadership Series with the SECC Glasgow, featuring recognized thought leaders address a variety of issues affecting global meetings.  Additional projects currently planned include working with PCMA, SECC and Visit Scotland to promote the Global Corporate Summit (to be held July 22-26 in Glasgow, Scotland) and working with PCMA and ExCeL London to develop communications surrounding the first Global Medical Meetings Summit, taking place in 2013.

The partnership will also benefit PCMA members and attendees, as Davies Tanner will share its expertise in Destination Public Relations, Crisis Communications and Major Events Promotion through PCMA education events and white papers.

To learn more about PCMA's partnership program, visit pcma.org/Partners.


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 6,300 members with a community of likeminded 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 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.