Our Story

Since 1956 the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has been dedicated to inspiring the Business Events community with senior level networking and educational opportunities globally.

With just under 7,000 members and an audience of more than 50,000 individuals, PCMA is the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL USA, PCMA has partners and collaborators around the globe and a footprint within North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with activities across 37 countries.

Our Purpose

Through education, we inspire, connect and innovate the business events community globally.

Our Family of Brands

The PCMA Education Foundation supports the industry, our profession and our future through scholarships, research, and education.


The award-winning PCMA Convene Magazine publishes the leading meetings industry media through educational content and professional development.


The Digital Experience Institute leads the way in innovation, providing event strategists with research, education and thought leadership as the definitive authority for live stream and digital events.

The PCMA Advantage


PCMA honors excellence throughout the global business meetings and events industry with distinguished honors throughout the year.


PCMA is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board guides and monitors PCMA's strategic planning and contributes insight towards staff endeavors.

Sponsorship & Advertising

From the award-winning Convene Magazine, to Foundation events, the web site and more – there are numerous opportunities to sponsor, partner or advertise with PCMA.


PCMA’s advocacy initiatives are about showing the real power of what business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions collectively do for people, businesses and communities.

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