PCMA’s 2019 Convening Leaders event registration opens

Chicago, ILLINOIS, August 20, 2018 — PCMA has opened registration for its 2019 Convening Leaders flagship event, taking place from January 6-9, 2019 at the David. L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The conference will attract more than 4,000 industry professionals who will gather for four days of topical educational sessions, innovative industry insight and networking opportunities under the “Disrupt & Deliver” theme.

“As an inclusive and creative organization, PCMA is helping our members leverage knowledge to enable their organizational success,” said Sherrif Karamat, PCMA’s president and CEO. “We look forward to having industry professionals join us in Pittsburgh where together we can shape the future of the business events industry.”

Convening Leaders serves as a catalyst for organizational success and personal and professional development. “Disrupt & Deliver” will teach attendees how to drive global and social transformation through business events through:

  • Innovative and inspiring speakers. Joining Convening Leaders 2019 are Steve Pemberton, chief human resources officer of Globoforce, whose best-selling book “A Chance in the World” chronicles his foster care experience and ability to overcome adversity, and Nadya Okamoto, who as a high school student in 2014, co-founded the non-profit “Period” to provide feminine products to the homeless.
  • Building personal and professional relationships. Delegates can attend a hackathon session tackling industry challenges and group sessions that foster collaborations are among the opportunities to create and reinforce lasting relationships.
  • A creative, cultural backdrop. Pittsburgh is a vibrant city where pop artist Andy Warhol was born and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” children’s television show got its start. The City of Bridges is home to renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, a home the Smithsonian put on its must-see list of places. Pittsburgh is also home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s where you’ll learn to say “yinz” instead of “you.”
  • A new test kitchen area. Convening Leaders 2019’s Innovate and Elevate Arena will feature an interactive exhibit demonstrating the latest technology tools for the business events industry and provide opportunities to experience how brands engage with consumers.
  • Programming. PCMA’s premier programming is streamlined and customized for Convening Leaders 2019. Eight distinct programming tracks were created using input from key industry leaders.

Register for “Disrupt & Deliver” Convening Leaders 2019 at conveningleaders.org.

For media queries from the Americas and EMEA and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact:
Meghan Risch

For Asia Pacific media inquiries, please contact:
Jessica Kauffman, Senior Account Manager, ZADRO

About PCMA

PCMA believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive-level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its membership of 8,400 professionals and students and global audience of over 100,000 business event stakeholders.

Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Northern Ireland, Australia and Singapore. Visit us at pcma.org or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.