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 7,000 members and 50,000 subscribers, PCMA has influence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia; activities in 37 countries and 17 chapters in North America. 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 is all about peer-to-peer learning and education. For me, it was a great opportunity to expand who I know in the industry. You get to know them on a different level besides business.”

Meg Harper, National Group Sales Director, Davenport Hotels



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.




  • Business Events Compass Executive Summary
  • Members-only forum
  • Members-only directory
  • Convene Magazine Subscription
  • Savings on Events & Education
  • Access to all recorded sessions and speakers
  • Business Events Bootcamp online learning

We are currently experiencing an issue with our payment processor and are actively working to resolve it. Please contact membership@pcma.org if you’d like to be contacted when the issue has been resolved, so that you can proceed with your purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you’re a member experiencing economic loss because of the COVID-19 outbreak, PCMA is here to help. E-mail membership@pcma.org to pay just $50 to renew.

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.

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.