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.

The event attracts 450+  business event leaders from over 40 countries to challenge each other and develop ways to move forward together. It is the platform to share knowledge, make meaningful connections, learn, do business, be inspired and to grow as an individual and organisation.

This is your opportunity to contribute to building a stronger future for the business events industry, join us in Copenhagen this coming September as our journey continues.

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


In-person and digital registration will be opening very soon. If you have any queries regarding registration please contact: [email protected]

Early rate registration: closes 09 June 2023

In-person registration: closes 13 September 2023

Digital registration: closes 19 September 2023


  • 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

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
16:30 - 18:30Copenhagen Exploration Tours
18:30 - 20:30Welcome Reception
Thursday 21 September
07:30 - 08:30 Morning Escapism Activity
08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00 - 09:30Opening & Welcome
09:30 - 10:30Main Stage Keynote
10:30 - 11:15Refreshment Break - Networking & Exploration
11:15 - 12:45Concurrent Workshops
12:45 - 14:00Networking Lunch & Exploration
14:00 - 15:00Concurrent Sessions
15:00 - 15:45Levels 30 Sessions
15:45 - 16:15Refreshment Break - Networking & Exploration
16:15 - 17:00Conversation Starters
19:30 - LateWonderful Copenhagen Dinner
Friday 22 September
07:00 - 08:00PCMA Foundation Fun Run
08:30 - 09:00Networking & Exploration
09:00 - 09:15Recap of Day 1
09:15 - 10:15Main Stage Keynote
10:15 - 10:45Refreshment Break - Networking & Exploration
11:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions
12:00 - 13:30Main Stage Keynote & Event Close
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.

Where to stay: Held in the capital of the North, Copenhagen, attendees of PCMA Convening EMEA 2023 will have the option to choose from 2 hotel experiences at preferential rates.

HQ Hotel – Conference experience the AC Hotel Bella Sky.
Stay connected to the main event at our chosen HQ hotel that has over 800 rooms, a 24 hour fitness suite, three restaurants and a direct connection to The Bella Center. Located 10min drive or 20min metro from Copenhagen airport and 15min drive or 25min train to the City Centre.

Click here to book AC Hotel Bella Sky

City experience – The Scandic Spectrum Hotel.
The newly built hotel has over 600 rooms, two restaurants, two bars, a wellness spa and fitness suite. It is within walking distance to the welcome reception and wonderful Copenhagen dinner. Access to the Bella Center is 21 Minutes by walking and metro or 18 minutes Electric Bike.

Click here to book Scandic Spectrum Hotel add ‘Scandic Spectrum’ choose your dates and use code: BOOK200923 within the booking code drop down to avail of the preferential event rate. ​​​​​

Getting to Copenhagen: Copenhagen Airport is a hub in northern Europe and easily connected with all major cities in Europe as well as US and Asia. At the end of the arrival’s hall, you find the metro station which takes you to city center in 15 minutes and to Bella Center in 25 minutes.

Special Lufthansa Group airlines fares

The Lufthansa Group airlines bring people together – every day, all around the world. The global route network of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offers optimal connection and combination options, so you will benefit from quick and direct flights to the event.

You will reach the booking platform via this link and with the event code USAUDSO. The reduced fares are automatically displayed.

NB: Please enable pop-ups permanently in your browser while booking, otherwise the window in the booking platform will not open.

Discover Copenhagen Denmark Post Event trips: Copenhagen and Denmark has a wealth of options for exciting post event trips.

Reach out to [email protected] for suggestions and ideas or take a look and be inspired in our Copenhagen Meeting Planner Guide


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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