PCMA memberships build careers and community
Accelerate your career and make lasting local and global connections. Join the 7,000 professional & student members and 100,000+ business event stakeholders across North America, APAC, EMEA, and LATAM.
PCMA is your professional community—connecting you with a powerful network of business events leaders for learning, career advancement and commerce.
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.
PCMA + NCBMP
New and existing PCMA and the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) members can join both associations and save up to 20%.
Which PCMA membership is right for you?
PCMA meets you where you are in your career with a membership path unique to your needs. New to the industry? Start your PCMA benefits early with our generously discounted Next Gen* rates.
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.
The benefits of a PCMA membership
NEWS & TRENDS
PCMA remains at the forefront of business event news and trends—and is known to set them. PCMA members stay far ahead of the curve of industry innovation and evolution.
- Gain early access to innovative product launches like Project Spark and industry reports like the Guiding Principles in Experience Design.
- Be the first to benefit from powerful alliances and partnerships with industry trailblazers like AGU and NCBMP.
- Keep your edge with timely member updates and a free Convene Magazine subscription.
The secret to getting the most out of our industry-leading events? Attending as a PCMA member. Our community gets the best return and experience for their investment.
PCMA is committed to offering the most value in executive-level education. Our exclusive course savings put the cost of an annual membership right back in your pocket.
- Tap into the PCMA ELI (Event Leadership Institute) content library of 260 video modules and webinars.
- Save big with a 20% discount on ELI’s 17 certificate courses, plus free access to PCMA’s Introduction to Digital Events.
- Get up to a $14,000 tuition discount to George Washington University’s Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management Graduate Program
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)
68% have at least a decade of industry experience
78% identify as key decision-makers in their roles
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.
Frequently asked questions
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