The Nexus of Business Events

Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe.

Let’s Collaborate. Let’s Grow. Let’s Belong. 

Either we grow or we become irrelevant. Whether your mission is your own professional or personal growth, or you are focused developing your team or your organisation, you can’t do it alone. We need to collaborate with others to have meaningful growth and determine our path forward. ​ 

We’ve designed Convening EMEA to connect people who share a common purpose to make a positive impact. The business of human connections is what we collectively do better than anyone else. In a world of continued pressures and exponential changes, these connections will be foundational to building a stronger future. ​ 

Those relationships will be cultivated in a welcoming and safe environment where ideas and insights will flourish. You will leave equipped to move forward in your role and inspired for the future 

Together we’ll explore how to navigate and embrace uncertainty, learn how to find simplicity in a chaotic world, and innovate to thrive as individuals, teams and organisations.   

We will use industry learnings and expert insights to transform approaches and challenge ourselves. You’ll share, debate, experiment and co-create in highly interactive formats across scenarios.    

Let’s collaborate with others from different industries and various sectors with different ideas, for at the intersection new approaches are formed, new inventions born, and new learnings happen.    

Let’s belong to an industry committed to delivering:​ a positive impact​.

WHEN: 20 – 22 September 2023
WHERE: Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark


Based on our audience needs, research and insights we have identified three overarching themes:


An exploration on why belonging is fundamental to the human experience and how to cultivate it and plan for it across events, organisations and brands.


A journey through the industry’s challenges, learnings and successes where we co-create the tools and steps you need to take to make a positive societal impact.


Navigating — and embracing — uncertainty and identifying the growth and leadership opportunities for individuals, teams and organisations.



  • Choice of offsite Exploration Tours – 20th Sept
  • Welcome Reception at Copenhagen City Hall
  • A truly memorable Wonderful Copenhagen Dinner*
  • All-access pass to the onsite event and event platform, pre-, during and post-event
  • Refreshments & lunch on 21st – 22nd September at the Bella Centre
  • Discounted hotel accommodation at our HQ hotel (AC Bella Sky) or City Centre hotel (Scandic Spectrum).
  • 3 Day Copenhagen travel pass (including airport train)
  • Post-event access to the event platform for 12 months
    *Not included in Student ticket

Early rate registration: closes 09 June 2023

Digital registration: closes 19 September 2023

In-person registration: closes 13 September 2023

Convening EMEA 2023 Early Registration

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Please view our programme below, all times are in Central European Time – CET.
*Programme is subject to change.

Wednesday 20 September
15:00 OnwardsRegistration Opens - Copenhagen City Hall
16:00 - 18:30Copenhagen Exploration Tours - Various options ​
18:30 - 20:30Welcome Reception - Copenhagen City Hall
Thursday 21 September
07:30 - 08:30 Morning Escapism Activity
08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00 - 09:30Opening & Welcome
09:30 - 10:30The Upside of Uncertainty – Nathan Furr & Susannah Harmon Furr ​
10:30 - 11:15Networking & Exploration
11:15 - 12:45Concurrent Sessions
12:45 - 14:00Networking Lunch & Exploration
14:00 - 15:00Concurrent Sessions
15:00 - 15:45Networking Break, Exploration & Conversation Starters
15:45 - 16:30Trends to Truth​
16:45 - 17:30Concurrent Sessions​
19:30 - LateThe Copenhagen Spectacle Dinner ​
Friday 22 September
07:00 - 08:00PCMA Foundation Fun Run
08:30 - 09:00Networking & Exploration
09:00 - 09:15Recap & Welcome
09:15 - 09:45The Great Debate ​
09:45 - 10:30Main Stage Keynote
10:30 - 11:15Networking Break, Exploration & Conversation Starters ​
11:15 - 12:15 Concurrent Sessions
12:15 - 13:15Main Stage - Keynote
13:15 - 13:30Closing & 2024 Announcement ​
13:30 - 14:30Farewell Lunch


Meet Copenhagen; the cultural capital of the North, the World Capital of Architecture in 2023 and one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Enjoy picturesque, cobbled squares, canals and copper spires, try out the best shopping, restaurants, and nightlife in Northern Europe and be inspired by our green initiatives, international connectivity, creative environments, relaxed lifestyle, and active use of city spaces to name just a few.

Copenhagen is a city built and developed with its residents in mind and with a big emphasis on liveability. Cycling is part of everyday life in Copenhagen and locals and visitors can easily get around thanks to the more than 380 km of bike paths and state-of-the-art bike bridges in the city. The same bridges are part of an incredible harbour transformation that has turned this central part of the city into a cultural and recreative space that boasts water so clean that you can swim in it.

All of this and much more make Copenhagen a state of mind and a way of life where efficiency and professionalism meet safety, sustainability, creativity, equality, happiness and trust.




The 2023 event is supported by Copenhagen Convention Bureau, the Bella Center Copenhagen, and the AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen. 



Join us in hosting industry leaders, including senior business events professionals, from top international corporations, associations and PCOs. Connecting people with purpose to ideas and opportunities – the business of human connections — is what we do better than anyone else, so why not get involved.

Connect with the PCMA audience in a relaxed and informal environment, where you can:

  • Position your brand as a leader in the business events industry.
  • Align your brand with PCMA, a recognised leader in the industry.
  • Immerse the audience in your organisation’s story in creative and innovative ways.
  • Promote your brand with PCMA’s digital coverage on social media and publication networks.





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