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April 2019

POWER Chapter - Global Meetings Industry Day Events

April 4, 2019

Global Meetings Industry Day with the PCMA POWER Chapter – Coming to a City Near You on April 4!   PCMA POWER Chapter invites you to our special gatherings and receptions celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day and Meetings Mean Business. Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will shine a light on the real impact meetings have on businesses, economies and communities. Meeting professionals’ organizations, association chapters, corporations, destinations, partners and other supporters will hold events all around the world to support this…

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May 2019

POWER Chapter - “More than a Meeting”: Turn Your Event into a Movement with Greg Bogue

May 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm5:30 pm EDT
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, 620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Location and Host Sponsor: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh (620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) Changes in behavior, habit and attitudes are causing a dramatic shift in what your participants need and want from events. In this session, Greg Bogue, PCMA’s “Best in Class” speaker, will explore the hierarchy of human gatherings, as he showcases how events are evolving from staged experiences to passion-filled and purposeful movements. Through stories and activities, participants will examine how today’s most successful events deliver…

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July 2019

POWER Chapter - Planner-Only Coffee Chat – Pittsburgh North

July 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am9:00 am EDT
Panera Bread, 12071 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090 United States
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Would you like to meet more planners to connect, share best practices, and grow your network? If so, please join us for one of our first quarterly small, informal, planner only networking events. Please RSVP here by 5pm on Tuesday, July 9.

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POWER Chapter - Planner-Only Coffee Chat – Pittsburgh Downtown

July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am9:00 am EDT
Rock N Joe Coffee House, 524 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Would you like to meet more planners to connect, share best practices, and grow your network? If so, please join us for one of our first quarterly small, informal, planner only networking events. Please RSVP here by 5pm on Wednesday, July 10.

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POWER Chapter - Planner-Only Coffee Chat – Cleveland

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am10:00 am EDT
Panera – Independence, OH, 6700 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131 United States
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Would you like to meet more planners to connect, share best practices, and grow your network? If so, please join us for one of our first quarterly small, informal, planner only networking events. Please RSVP here by 5pm on Thursday, July 18.

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September 2019

POWER Chapter - Joint Industry Event

September 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm EDT

Join us for our annual joint industry event at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Details & registration coming soon!

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POWER Chapter - Joint Industry Event 2019 – Mastering Stakeholder Management

September 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am2:30 pm EDT
Hilton Columbus at Easton, Easton Town Center, 3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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Many meeting planners struggle with getting visibility and buy-in from leaders of their organizations. They often feel their role is misunderstood and undervalued. It’s time to change the paradigm! Effective stakeholder management is the key to getting your voice heard and elevating your career. This session will introduce a simple stakeholder management tool that will immediately change how you handle internal and external stakeholders for your events. During the session we will discuss how to identify and manage stakeholders in…

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October 2019

POWER Chapter - An Inside Look at the Hospitality Community’s Fight Against Human Trafficking with OHLA’s Joe Savarise

October 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am1:45 pm EDT

Location and Host Sponsor: Hilton Cleveland Downtown (100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114; 216-413-5000)   We have all heard the phrase “human trafficking”, but what exactly is it? Does it really impact the hospitality community? What influence can I have as an event professional to affect my community in a positive way? How can this effect my event/hotel? What do I need to know? Learning just a few simple signs to look for can make a significant difference. Please…

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February 2021

POWER Chapter - Getting Back to Business in 2021: A Case Study and Conversation

February 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm3:15 pm EST

We in the hospitality industry did not flip a switch on January 1st and glide into 2021 with all the impacts of the pandemic behind us. It is more like a dimmer switch, and we are gradually seeing light at the end of that tunnel. Join the POWER Chapter for a first-hand look at how to begin moving forward with insight from an organization that held a board meeting in the Fall of 2020, and is now beginning to plan its citywide annual conference for the Fall of 2021.

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POWER Chapter - Student Insight Series: Exploring Career Paths Into the Events Industry

February 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm EST

Are you excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the current pandemic-instigated slowdown in the industry? The events business is still the place to be with many career paths you might not yet know about. Hospitality is the #5 employer of all major industries and is more than just wedding planning.

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POWER Chapter - POWER Chapter Roundtable

February 24, 2021 @ 2:00 pm2:30 pm EST

PCMA POWER Chapter is excited to introduce its new monthly Chapter Roundtables! Each month, the moderated discussions will cover relevant topics, while giving attendees the chance to learn from, support, and encourage one another!

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March 2021

POWER Chapter - Learn from the Experts: Bringing Hybrid Events to Life

March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm EDT

Date: March 25, 2021 Time: 12 noon – 1:00pm Platform: Zoom Register Now! As we continue to see positive news on case counts, hospital admissions, and an increase in vaccinations, changes in state restrictions will make it easier to bring your group together. Now is the time to think about what that event will look like. In navigating the ability to anticipate the varying degrees of comfort that your attendees will have, offering a hybrid option would allow for greater…

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