Together We Move Forward

WHEN: Wednesday, 28 September — Friday, 30 September 2022
WHERE: Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, Vienna, Austria


We Belong. We Learn. We Contribute. We Move.

Whether you have planned for every eventuality or re-designed your business, you realise that collectively sharing those learnings to help shape events and create new value proposition — is needed now more than ever.

Connecting people who share a common purpose to inspire and learn from one another — the business of human connections — is what we do better than anyone else. In a world of continued uncertainty, these connections will help us lay the foundation for a better future.

At Convening EMEA, together we will create the tools you need to thrive tomorrow.

This is where community insights inform your action plan and new relationships are built that drive your business forward.

Together we’ll explore future trends and how they will impact our organisations.

You’ll have opportunities to delve deeper into ideas and share lessons from failures and successes in a peer-to-peer environment.

Let’s unite, challenge, experiment and contribute.

The pause is over, the restart has passed,

together we move forward…


Membership bundles are available for the EMEA region. Please note, our system does not allow registering on behalf of someone else. All registrations should be carried out personally using your own log-in details and PCMA profile.

In-person registration includes the following: 

  • Welcome Reception at Selleny´s Bar in Hilton Vienna Park Hotel
  • An exceptional dinner at the MAK – Vienna´s Museum of Applied Arts, including private access to the permanent collection
  • All-access pass to the onsite event and event platform, pre-, during and post-event
  • Refreshments & lunch on 29 – 30 September at Messe Wien
  • A choice of offsite exploration activities on 29 September

*Student registration includes access to educational sessions only and excludes the Convening EMEA dinner at the MAK. 



Based on audience insights, feedback, and data analysis our programme themes are:

  • Future – Understanding future trends and how they will impact you, your organisation, and your industry.
  • Engagement – Explore the changing behaviours of your internal and external stakeholders to understand and allow you to develop and evolve your relevancy.
  • Planning – A journey through the industry’s learnings with a solution-focused approach to plan, develop, measure, and strengthen your future.

Exploration Tours

Experience Vienna like never before by choosing one of our highly curated exploration tours. From graffiti to rollercoasters, culinary delights to activity based workspaces we have something instore for all.

Places are limited, we would therefore recommend you select your preference during the registration process to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 28 September
16:00Registration Opens - Hilton Vienna Park
19:30 - 22:00Welcome Reception – Hilton Vienna Park
Thursday 29 September
7:00 - 8:00 Morning Escapism Activity
8:00 - 9:00 Registration & Networking – Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
9:00 - 10:00Opening & Future Keynote
10:15 - 11:00Concurrent Sessions
11:00 - 11:45Refreshment Break - Networking & Exploration
11:45 - 12:45Main Stage Keynote
12:45 - 14:30Networking Lunch & Exploration
14:45 - 15:30Concurrent Sessions
15:30 - 17:30Offsite Exploration Tours
19:30 Festival of Vienna Dinner - MAK
Friday 30 September
7:00 - 8:00Morning Escapism Activity
8:00 - 8:45Networking & Exploration
9:00 - 10:00Main Stage
10:05 - 10:50Concurrent Sessions
10:50 - 11:50Network Break - Levels 30 & Conversation Starters
11:55 - 12:40CSR & Legacy Sessions
12:45 - 13:30Main Stage & Event Close
13:30 - 14:30Farewell Lunch


Austria’s capital stands out for its state-of-the-art infrastructure, short distances between locations, excellent hospitality and outstanding service quality. Vienna combines tradition and modernity – a smart and livable city with historic flair that places a strong emphasis on sustainability. The city has always been a meeting point for people from all over the world, meaning that diversity and an international outlook are part of its DNA.

So it comes as no surprise that Vienna is one of Europe’s leading research hubs and the second-largest university city in the German-speaking countries. Numerous international companies are based in Vienna, and the city regularly hosts a wide variety of congresses and corporate meetings.

The capital is well-known for its rich art, music and culture scene. There is no other city in the world where business meetings can be so easily combined with enjoyment of world-class culture.

Delegates attending PCMA Convening EMEA 2022 in Vienna at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center will get to know one of Europe’s most versatile event, conference & exhibition facility. The headquarter hotel Hilton Vienna Park is one of Europe´s largest hotels for meetings and events and centrally located in the heart of Vienna. Both locations are awarded with the Austrian Ecolabel and set measures to assume environmental, economic and social responsibility.

Where to stay: A block of rooms has been reserved for PCMA Convening EMEA 2022 at the Hilton Vienna Park. We have secured a special room rate for attendees that will be available until 27th August 2022 or until it is sold out. To book your stay, simply click on “Book Now” and complete your reservation at your special group rate. We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!


Flying to Vienna: We have partnered with Lufthansa Group airlines, who 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. We have an exclusive discount available when booking with these airlines. Once you have registered for Convening EMEA you will receive instructions on how to book and avail of this offer.


Convening EMEA Scholarship

Would you like to join us at Convening EMEA in Vienna?

The PCMA Foundation supports select individuals to attend the event.

The scholarship includes the following:

  • Registration to attend Convening EMEA 2022 including all educational sessions, social events, conference meals, and breaks
  • Two nights accommodation (28- 30 September 2022)
  • Round-trip economy airfare (up to 400 EUR within Europe and up to 750 EUR outside of Europe)

Hosted Planner Group

Apply now to be a member of a hosted planner group at Convening EMEA. You will have the opportunity to network with a small (5-10) group of business event professionals while building a relationship with a PCMA Partner. Each member of the group is entitled to:

  • Complimentary registration to Convening EMEA 2022 including all education sessions, social events, conference meals and breaks
  • Two nights accommodation (28-30 September 2022)
  • VIP Seating at Mainstage sessions and lunches
  • A customized event itinerary which may include invitations to a focus group, hosted dinner and/or cocktail reception


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The 2022 event is supported by Vienna Convention Bureau, the Austrian National Tourist Office, Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, Hilton Vienna Park and Austrian Airlines.





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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.