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

As part of PCMA’s membership of 7,000 event and supplier professionals and students, you gain premium access to provocative executive-level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence. Your engagement as a member takes place online and in person with PCMA on a global level as well as locally through one of our 17 chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico or regional networks in EMEA, APAC, and Latin America.

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

EduCon, Thursday Night Reception

Our value

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



  • Access to ELI’s (Event Leadership Institute) content library of 260 video modules and webinars, as well as a 20% discount on 17 certificate courses
  • Free job postings, resume access & early access to view job postings on Career Center
  • Convene Magazine Subscription
  • Connect with your Chapter and share ideas in PCMA Together
  • Members-only directory & event resources
  • Savings on Events & Education
  • Access to recorded sessions and speakers
  • Business Events Bootcamp online learning
  • Up to $14,000 tuition discount to George Washington University’s Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management graduate program
  • Introduction to Digital Events Course


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:

  • [email protected] if you need membership changes or to purchase a membership, register for an event, or other general information.
  • [email protected] 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 leading an events team, an education team related to events, organizing, planning, brand marketers, event marketers, and executing events, you are a Business Event Organizer. You are a Business Event Supplier if you are engaged in providing products and services related to the conduct and operation of congresses, conventions, events, exhibitions, meetings, and seminars engagement and marketing in any channel.

How do I qualify for the PCMA Next Gen rate?

To qualify, you must be either a Business Event Organizer or Business Event Supplier 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, see the FAQ above or reach out to our team at [email protected].

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 Organizer Associate Member for $288 or a Business Event Supplier Associate Member for $388.

What’s holding you back? If it’s trying to make a case to your manager, we’ve got you covered.

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


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