CEMA Summit 2023 to be Held in Salt Lake City

CHICAGO, IL (December 15, 2022) — PCMA and CEMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat, CAE today announced the 34th annual Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Summit will be held at the new Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City August 6-8, 2023.

“CEMA Summit has grown into one of the important conferences for event marketers in the industry – focusing on the role that event marketers play in achieving their organization’ strategy. We look forward to working with our partners at Visit Salt Lake and the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City to raise the bar for participants creating an impactful and engaging few days,” said Karamat. “We remain committed to providing the CEMA community with new formats, immersive and interactive peer to peer environment and innovations to spark new ideas that power event marketers to the next level of their profession.”

CEMA Summit participants include marketing directors, corporate event and tradeshow executives, agency professionals and industry solutions providers representing the top brands in the events industry. Participants learn the most impactful trends, as well as the most effective event engagement strategies and creative executions, from the people who make them happen. They also have a front row seat to an exciting showcase of leading-edge innovation in event technology, production and attendee experience.

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City’s compact and walkable convention district, the newly opened Hyatt Regency offers 60,00 square feet of meeting space, including the destination’s largest indoor hotel ballroom and the largest outdoor rooftop space. Additional meeting spaces include 21 flexible breakout rooms, pre-function areas and a second ballroom. CEMA Summit participants will enjoy energizing meeting spaces with intuitive design, tech-enabled conveniences, along with breathtaking views of the Salt Lake City skyline and the snowcapped mountains through floor to ceiling glass windows in its guest rooms and grand ballroom.

“As the first Hyatt Regency developed in Utah, we are thrilled to host CEMA Summit 2023, and showcase Salt Lake City as a top destination for hosting world-class events,” said Jarrod Finley, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City. “Our downtown location, just steps from our thriving arts and culture scene, along with our nearby scenic mountains and outdoor experiences, will allow CEMA Summit attendees to enjoy our city’s urban-mountain lifestyle.”

“On behalf of the entire Salt Lake City community, Visit Salt Lake is honored to welcome CEMA members, and we look forward to hosting a remarkably successful Summit event,” said Mark White, Chief Sales and Experience Officer, Visit Salt Lake. “As we like to say, we’re the place where elevation meets aspiration, a place for open minds and fresh perspectives, and the kind of place that feels anything but ordinary, an ideal mix for stimulating creative energy and creating memorable experiences.”

About CEMA

The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) is the eminent community for senior event executives, association peers and industry partners and is an integral component of the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) brand collective. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA fosters both finding innovative solutions to business issues and continuous focus on members career growth. For more information, please visit http://www.cemaonline.com.

For media queries from the Americas, APAC, EMEA, and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact: Meghan Risch, PCMA Chief of Staff, Vice President, Corporate Communications

About PCMA

PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, 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. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

About PCMA Foundation

The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $900K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.

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