Community lifts you higher
Your network is your most valuable asset. PCMA membership provides you with the local and global connections to make it priceless.
About PCMA Membership
Accelerate your career and make lasting connections. Join the 7,000 professional & student members and 100,000+ business event stakeholders across North America, APAC, EMEA, and LATAM.
PCMA provides a variety of opportunities for you to get involved with your local community, with 17 chapters throughout North America and regional activities in 40 countries.
The next generation is the future of the industry. PCMA provides recent graduates and event professionals starting their careers with professional development opportunities for less.
Discover if the business events industry is the right fit for your future career. Get job connections, earn scholarships, connect with other event professionals, and more.
Your business event community is forever
We offer many entryways to our membership benefits to ensure access no matter where you are in your career.
Business Event Organizer
I organize or manage a team who organizes business events.
Business Event Supplier
I provide products/services for business events.
I teach for a postsecondary academic program.
I am enrolled in a postsecondary academic program.
JOIN THE PCMA COMMUNITY
Your engagement as a PCMA member takes place online and in person on a global, regional, and local level with PCMA communities.
*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.
Hear from our community
“I have been involved in other professional associations, but I was looking for ways to expand my network. PCMA has such an outstanding reputation. It was a great way to connect with new contacts in the convention industry and has allowed me to grow more professionally. The Circle for Exhibit Managers has given me a close-knit group of industry colleagues who I know I can always reach out to for advice or to bounce ideas off of.”Allison Carpenter, Senior Director, Exhibits and Sponsorships, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
“PCMA provides you with an opportunity to get aligned with like-minded professionals, share resources, learn, network and volunteer. All of these components are critical to one’s professional growth and development, and it makes the journey more meaningful when you’re in such a give-and-take alliance.”Kimberly Stanséll, CMP, Event Management & Strategy Consultant, Strategic Planning Partners
“If anyone in the business of hospitality or meetings and events wants to expand their presence within the realm of the industry, becoming engaged with a PCMA chapter is certainly a step in the right direction. Being a member is important and taking an active role within the chapter is incredibly worthwhile for professional growth. Volunteer! Raise your hand and ask to be put to work.”Chris Colbert, Vice President of Sales, Cobb Travel & Tourism (CVB)
About our members
PCMA educates, inspires, and listens, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry.
68% have at least a decade of industry experience
78% identify as key decision-makers in their roles
Frequently asked questions
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