PCMA is such a great way to expand your network. And with the craziness that we deal with in our day-to-day worlds, it’s always great to have as strong of a network as possible. It’s almost like an extended family.”

Will Trokey, Director of Global Accounts at Omni Hotels and Resorts

A world of connections

With a membership of 8,400 professionals and students and a global audience of over 100,000 business event stakeholders, PCMA has influence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We have 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Ireland, Australia and Singapore. We’re positioned to be the global leader in business events through our transformative vision for this industry as a vehicle for economic and social progress.

PCMA offers an opportunity to connect with people who understand what you do and share your passion for the industry. Being a member of PCMA allows you so many opportunities to build your network, your skills, and your brand.

Josh Henry, Meetings Manager, SPIE



have at least a decade of industry experience.


identify as key decision-makers in their roles.

The one thing that has been a consistent piece of PCMA for me is the community. …That sense of community is really what it’s all about, and from that, everything else generates.”

Jim Kelley, Vice President, Marketing & Industry Relations with Fern, PCMA Capital Chapter Immediate Past President

Our value

ROOTS AND WINGS: Being a PCMA member connects you to a large, established organization; your local PCMA Chapter; unparalleled premium education and a wealth of new ideas and people who will help you become the best events professional you can be.


Members get access to all premium educational videos in our Videos, Webinars & CE Library.


My career has developed in many ways since becoming a PCMA member. I’m able to utilize PCMA resources to help stay on top of industry trends, benchmarks for meeting/event KPI’s, and sources for creative ideas for meetings and events.

Annamarie Luccarelli, CMP, Meeting Planner, Harborside



  • Ask questions and share ideas in our PCMA Catalyst community
  • Members-only directory
  • Convene Magazine Subscription
  • Savings on Events & Education
  • Access to all recorded sessions and speakers
  • Business Events Bootcamp online learning


The PCMA Next Gen rate is a chance for recent graduates and event professionals* who are early in their careers to take full advantage of PCMA’s professional development opportunities for less.

Between August 4–13, 2021, we’ll be enhancing our technology and performing core system updates to streamline your online experience with PCMA, including the Catalyse Forum & Directory. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact:

  • MEMBERSHIP@pcma.org if you need membership changes or to purchase a membership, register for an event, or other general information.
  • EDUCATION@pcma.org if you need to purchase an educational product, such as the Digital Event Strategist certification course or 7 Change Actions.

How do I select my membership category?

If you spend more than 51% of your time in the development, organization and management of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and seminars, you are a Business Events Professional. You are a Supplier Events Professional if you provide the infrastructure that brings a plan to life: lodging, venues, equipment, catering, transportation and more.

How do I qualify for the PCMA Next Gen rate?

To qualify, you must be either an Event Professional or Supplier Professional and a maximum of 30 years old at the time of joining/renewing to receive the rate. If you are unsure of which category to choose, we suggest selecting supplier professional for now. You can contact membership@pcma.org if you need to change your member type mid-cycle.

What is an associate membership?

You may qualify for an associate membership if your company already has one PCMA Member at the $485 or $360 rate *and* you both work from the same location. You can only attend one Convening Leaders as an associate member. Join as a Business Event Professional Associate Member for $288 or a Supplier Business Event Professional Associate Member for $388.

What’s holding you back? If it’s trying to convince your boss, we’ve got you covered.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQs and click on Membership.