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 Clock Hours Library.




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

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.