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2024 Global Meetings Industry Day

April 11 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm EDT

Join us in celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day, to discuss and gain valuable insights on the current landscape of the business events industry and uncover strategies to conquer challenges that lie ahead. Programming will include a thought-provoking keynote on the state of congress and the 2024 election as well as a panel discussion amplifying respected voices in the industry to focus on the workforce, labor, and unions within the meetings industry. Explore the intricacies of these topics and discover innovative approaches to managing the current, and ever-changing, labor force. All PCMA members are welcome, regardless of your chapter affiliation.

Date: April 11, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

9:00AM: Registration
10:00 AM: Welcome & Opening Keynote
10:45 AM: Panel Discussion


  • Capital Chapter Planner Member $ 40.00
  • Capital Chapter Supplier Member $ 55.00
  • Affiliate Chapter Meeting Planner $ 40.00
  • Affiliate Chapter Supplier Member $ 55.00
  • MPI Potomac Planner Member $ 40.00
  • MPI Potomac Supplier Member $ 55.00
  • Student $ 30.00
  • Planner Non-Member $ 65.00
  • Supplier Non-Member $ 80.00

Keynote Presentation

Melissa Froehlich Flood – Marriott International

Hill Day Reflection Speaker

Nicole Porter – U.S. Travel Association

Panel Discussion

Join our panel of experts as they delve into the dynamics of workforce challenges, labor concerns, and other crucial issues impacting the meetings industry. This session is designed specifically for business event strategists seeking to gain valuable insights on how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of workforce dynamics.

Attendees will walk away with tangible takeaways including:

  • Gaining comprehensive understanding of why labor rates vary in different locations.
  • Learning how to effectively analyze and evaluate labor costs to optimize budget planning.
  • Learning how to ask the right questions to suppliers to ensure accurate and transparent quotes.
  • Staying informed about the latest trends and developments in the labor market, and understand how these trends impact your planning and decision-making processes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights and strategies that will empower you to navigate workforce dynamics in the meetings industry with confidence and success. Join us for this outcome-oriented session!

Panel Speakers

  • Moderator: Leah Lewis – American Gear Manufacturers Association
  • Hootan Kaboli: Events DC
  • Jim Kelley: Fern Expo
  • Johnathan Wilbert: Projection

Thank You to Our Partners!



April 11
10:00 am– 12:30 pm
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Walter E Washington Convention Center
801 Allen Y. Lew Place NW
Washington, DC, DC 20001 United States
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