POWER OF PURPOSE – BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY WEEK 2023 TO DELIVER EDUCATION, NETWORKING AND CELEBRATIONS


Registration for Five Co-Locating Events is Now Open

CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2022) — Destinations International, PCMA and IAEE today announced that Power of Purpose–Business Events Industry Week 2023, a collaborative journey to unite the global business events industry, will take place March 7-9 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The second annual multi-day experience will offer five programs curated by Destinations International, PCMA and IAEE.

Co-locating events include:

2023 Showcase | Wednesday, March 8

*NEW* PCMA Foundation Fashion Show “Living in Color” | Wednesday, March 8

IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum and Reception | Wednesday – Thursday, March 8 – 9  

Destinations International’s Convention Sales and Services Summit | Thursday, March 9

PCMA’s Visionary Awards Reception and Program | Thursday, March 9

In response to stakeholder feedback to ensure a smooth and seamless customer journey, a centralized registration platform has been developed for all co-locating events. Registration is now open for all events at Power of Purpose.

Additionally, Destinations International will be hosting Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) courses March 4-7, 2023. The CDME program prepares senior executives to thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies. For more information, please click here.

The 2022 inaugural Business Events Industry Week successfully delivered on the “Power of Purpose” (POP). More than 2,000 business events industry professionals convened to advance the role that gatherings of people with purpose play in the economic, social, and intellectual enrichment of people and communities everywhere.

Further details about all POP experiences will be shared during IAEE’s Expo! Expo! 2022 and PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2023.


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.