Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Strategic Partners

PCMA’s Strategic Partners play a vital role in successfully executing PCMA’s many programs.

  IBTM America

IBTM America is an exclusive and private event where 250 exhibitors and 250 premier meeting planners are carefully selected based on their industry relevance, expertise and business they have to place resulting in an all-important 1 to 1 ratio. Tailored to the U.S. market, IBTM America serves and guarantees the attendance of top-level decision makers from across the U.S. and overseas. IBTM America takes place in Chicago, June 2015.

IBTM America/Reed Exhibitions partners with PCMA through support of the following education and networking offerings: Plenary at PCMA Convening Leaders, Networking Luncheon at PCMA Education Conference, Co-location of PCMA Education Edge with IBTM, PCMA Educational Programming at EIBTM and IBTM America and PCMA Convene Magazine.
Jaime Rosov


Visit Baltimore
Anaheim/Orange County Visitors & Convention Bureau
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
From the hotels to the Baltimore Convention Center, attractions to shopping, dining to nightlife, you're just a short walking distance from everything you need to meet with success in Baltimore.

Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, in the heart of sunny Southern California, is Anaheim/Orange County. This unique region has a vibrant yet laid-back vibe, a creative spirit and a diverse range of activities that make it one of the nation's most popular destinations.

The first thing San Antonio visitors notice is the friendliness of everyone they encounter. Combine that with the dizzying array of facilities, hotels, services and attractions; the 45,000 sleeping rooms; the walkability of the city; the vibrant culture and well-preserved historical sites, and you’ve made the perfect choice for a destination that will surpass all of your expectations.
The Tri-City Partnership sponsors the PCMA Business School at Convening Leaders and the Education Conference. Each city participates in the PCMA Partnership Summit and supports PCMA Convene magazine. 
Amy Calvert
Visit Baltimore

Junior Tauvaa
Anaheim/ Orange County Visitors & Convention Bureau

Steve Clanton 
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau

Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas the Live Music Capital of the World® where day or night, weekday or weekend, you can always find something playing. And live music is just the beginning. The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building, conveniently located downtown and a short distance to 6,000 hotel rooms.
Support for PCMA of the 20 in their Twenties program, Party With a Purpose Music Partner at Convening Leaders, Presenting Partner of PCMA Education Foundation Dinner, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and  PCMA Convene Magazine.
Mary Kay Hackley

Mark Tester

  Choose Chicago 
Between its two international airports, expansive private-sector workforce and the largest convention center in the United States, Chicago is the strongest meeting and convention destination in the country. Thanks to a new labor agreement, our customers will recognize significant savings and enhanced exhibitor rights at McCormick Place. With 108,000 hotel rooms in the area, there's no shortage of convenient accommodations. Chicago also boasts a Michelin-rated dining scene, vibrant nightlife and more than 40 distinguished museums.
We work tirelessly to make Chicago the premier host city for a meeting of ten people or an international convention with thousands of guests. Learn more at choosechicago.com/meeting-professionals

Mike Tarr 

logo_web_Oman10-14  Oman Ministry of Tourism and Oman Convention and Exhibition

Opening in 2016, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, is set to become an iconic landmark for Muscat and the Sultanate of Oman. The Centre is only 10 minutes from the new Muscat International Airport.  Located in its own precinct, this world-class facility is perfectly suited to host international, regional and national conventions, exhibitions and business events. Amongst its features are a tiered auditorium seating 3,200 people and more than 22,000 square meters of exhibition space.

Gillian Taylor

  PSAV Presentation Services
PSAV uses event technology and outstanding service to turn ordinary meetings into memorable experiences so the message lasts. Leading supplier of audiovisual and event technology worldwide.
Support for PCMA through the Intersection Series, Joint Board Dinner and PSAV Inspiration Café at Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, PCMA Convene Magazine.

James Nossaman

Tourism Toronto and Metro Toronto Convention Centre®
Vibrant Toronto is just next door, and only a 90-minute flight for 60% of the US population. The MTCC is Canada's #1 convention and tradeshow facility, with over 600,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space including 64 meeting rooms, a world-class 1,330-seat theatre and two well-appointed ballrooms.
Support for PCMA through a General Session at PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference, IMAGINARIUM at PCMA Convening Leaders, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, and PCMA Convene Magazine.
Tara L. Gordon, CMP
Tourism Toronto

David Chisholm
Metro Toronto Convention Center®

Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau and Vancouver Convention Centre
Whether you're planning a small meeting or a major convention, Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau is your first point of contact for a successful event. The Vancouver Convention Centre is an award-winning facility surrounded by the mountains and located on the waterfront at Canada Place in beautiful downtown Vancouver.
Support for PCMA through the PCMA Global Professionals Conference, General Session at PCMA Education Conference, PCMA Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement, PCMA Education Foundation Partnership Summit, PCMA Convene Magazine, General Session and Vancouver Energy Bikes at Convening Leaders, PCMA Think Tank, and PCMA Convene Forum.

Jackie Benear
Tourism Vancouver

Claire Smith
Vancouver Convention Centre