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Without our Premier Partners PCMA would not be able to put on some of our most popular and innovative programs.

Destination Cleveland

The new one-million-square-foot Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation encompasses a total 319,000 square feet of event space including a 230,000 square-foot exhibit hall floor capable of holding 1,000 tradeshow booths. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of more than 10 hotels, entertainment districts, sports venues and lakefront attractions.

Support for PCMA through the Chapter Leader Workshop at PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference, PCMA "Best in Class" Chapter Programs, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Mike Burns, CMP
216.875.6615



Dubai Business Events

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of tourism in Dubai. They also market and promote the emirate’s commerce sector, and are responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels establishments, tour operators, travel agents, and all other tourism services. DTCM is committed to strengthening the Dubai economy through attracting tourists, inward investment into the emirate and delivering Dubai’s tourism vision for 2020, which includes welcoming 20 million visitors per year by 2020. They have played a pivotal role in Dubai’s rise to prominence as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, welcoming more than 10 million visitors in 2012 and 11 million in 2013. In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide.

Our vision: Dubai will be the leading destination for global travel, business and events by 2020.
Our mission: Strengthen the Dubai economy by attracting tourists and inward investment into the emirate.

Support for PCMA through Thought Leaders Session at Convening Leaders, PCMA-Dubai Meetings Forum, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.

Steen Jakobsen
[+971] 600 55 5559

 

VISIT FLORIDA® and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Florida has been ranked the highest state for affordable travel, accessibility and value. Add to this our beautiful weather and diverse hotel and venue opportunities, including the 600,000 sq. ft. Broward County Convention Center, and the unparalleled attention from the award-winning Sunsational Service team at the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB.
Support for PCMA through Masters Series program at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement and Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene® Magazine.
Cheryl Hatcher
850.205.3831

Christine Roberts-Tascione, CMP
954.767.2466
 
Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Global Experience Specialists (GES) is a global event marketing company with a long history of connecting people through live events. Clients depend on their 3,000 passionate employees throughout the world for unparalleled service and consistent execution of breakthrough experiences that excite and engage. GES generates a competitive edge and measurable return for clients by partnering with them to blend the art of high-impact creativity and innovation with the science of easy-to-use technology, strategy, and worldwide logistics.
Support for PCMA through the Founding and Principal Sponsor Network for the Needy program, Founding Sponsor Education, Foundation Party With a Purpose at PCMA Convening Leaders, Chairmen's Reception at PCMA Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.
John Patronski
773.284.5398

big_houston_web_logo  Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Houston, Texas is home to award-winning culinary and cultural arts scenes, the largest medical center in the world, birthplace of nanotechnology and is the brains behind United States space exploration.  Houston has also been named the New York Time's No. 7 Place to Visit in 2013.  Houston shines as a diverse a city and is ready to host your next meeting.
Support for PCMA through Convening Leaders Party With a Purpose, Corporate Networking Reception at PCMA Convening Leaders, Education Programs sponsor, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, PCMA Convene Forum and PCMA Convene Magazine.
John Solis
713.437.5215


IMEX Group

The IMEX Group runs the largest worldwide tradeshows for the meetings, events and incentive travel industry – IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany and IMEX America, Las Vegas. Run by meeting professionals for meeting professionals, IMEX shows buzz with activity as global decision makers meet with thousands of suppliers for 3 days of great business and education. Offering large-scale hosted buyer programs, IMEX shows are also defined by industry wide collaboration and partnerships and offer hundreds of free educational sessions and co-located events.

The meetings industry doesn’t stay still and neither does the IMEX Group. IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America constantly evolve; innovative and fast-paced, they are the place for inspiring new ideas, networking with the industry’s best and getting new perspectives on the latest  thinking. 
Support for PCMA through the Oasis Lounge at Convening Leaders, Industry Business Forum at Convening Leaders & Education Conference, Global Reception at Education Conference, hosted buyer programs to IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America.
Carina Bauer
+44(0)1273224921
ImexFrankfurt IMEX America
Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Music and everything associated with it can make your next meeting or convention a memorable event. Let us help you choose the perfect venue here in Nashville for your meeting. Or, if you've already picked a site here, allow us to breathe life into it as only Music City can.
Support for PCMA through the CMP Breakfast at Convening Leaders, CMP Education Programs, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement,  and PCMA Convene Magazine.
Kay Witt
615.259.4739

  New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The New Orleans CVB represents the best hotels, convention facilities, restaurants and attractions, including the extensively renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Building upgrades totaling $93 million, feature new furnishings, a new ballroom, a grand new entrance, and facility-wide enhancements to provide a bright and engaging contemporary environment.
Support for PCMA through the Masters Series at PCMA Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Webinars, PCMA Partnership Summit, PCMA Think Tank, PCMA Convene Forum, and PCMA Convene Magazine.

Cara Banasch
504.566.5040
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tim Hemphill
504.582.3039
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


  Visit Orlando and Orange County Convention Center    
Orlando is a top destination for meetings and conventions from around the globe and offers the 2nd largest convention center in the United States and more than 116,000 hotel rooms in 450 hotels and resorts across the destination. Known for low-cost accessibility and superior service Orlando is an exciting gateway city for meetings of all sizes with more than 5,180 hotel rooms connected by covered bridge walkways to the Orange County Convention Center and four major retail, dining and entertainment districts within the vicinity. Tapping into the heritage of creative thinking from our world-class theme parks, Orlando provides an environment that fosters innovation and creativity where unforgettable one-in-a-lifetime experience can happen at every meeting.

Known as “The Center of Hospitality” for its commitment to outstanding customer service and ranked as the top overall convention site by the Metropoll XIII survey, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) offers 2.1 million sq. ft. of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The OCCC has embarked on a 5 year, $187.5 million dollar Capital Improvement Plan which includes a new ballroom, boardrooms, and new outdoor terrace, as well as new furniture groupings, digital wayfinding, and faster internet access.  Whether you are visiting the OCCC as a planner, an exhibitor, an attendee or a member of the community, the entire team is committed to making your experience with us a success. 
Support for PCMA through the Masters Series at PCMA Convening Leaders, Convening Leaders and Education Conference Hybrid Event Presenting Partner, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.

Fred Shea 
407.354.5547
Visit Orlando

Yulita Osuba
407.685.9875
Orange County Convention Center


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Ottawa Tourism
Ottawa offers a unique blend of culture, history and natural beauty all wrapped up in a relaxed urban vibe - a meeting destination that inspires, motivates and unites attendees. An all-new 200,000 square foot Ottawa Convention Centre is now open in the heart of downtown making it Canada's Meeting Place!
Support for PCMA through Tweet Up at PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference, PCMA Masters Series Program at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, PCMA Convene® Live, and PCMA Convene Magazine.
Glenn Duncan
613.668.8076

 
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
There may be a number of reasons to host your next meeting in Philadelphia, but there’s only one Philadelphia Citywide Auction. With one convention available between the years of 2015 and 2025, the minimum bid investment starts at only $75,000. Or you can exercise the Buy Now option for only $125,000 and the citywide is yours and the auction closes. This auction closes on November 30, 2014.
Learn more about Philadelphia.
Support for PCMA through the Citywide Auction, and PCMA Masters Series Program at Convening Leaders.
Pat Kraft Hilpl
215.636.3305

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