About the PCMA Foundation

We fund individual scholarships and critical projects for the future of the business events industry.

The road to greatness is not always paved with equal opportunity. The PCMA Foundation’s aim is for our community to own that road for the meetings and business events industry.

We care deeply about fueling our industry’s future.

Help us support educational scholarships for promising individuals and fund critical projects to lead this great industry into an incredible future.

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Our Goals

The goal of the Foundation is to ensure that we have the funds to support educational scholarships for promising individuals and fund critical business event industry projects

  • I give to the Foundation because of its impact on the future of the industry.

    Michael Steffen San Diego Tourism Authority
  • I give because veteran meeting professionals start as novice meeting professionals and it’s our obligation to coach the next generation to ensure sustainability of well-trained professionals in the future.

    Dana L. Saal Saal Meeting Consulting
  • I give because I want to support the great programs and initiatives the Foundation creates and enables.

    Claire Smith Vancouver Convention Centre
  • I give because I know the work of the Foundation makes a tremendous difference.

    Mary Gallagher Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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January 2021

2021 PCMA Convening Leaders

January 10, 2021 - January 13, 2021
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010 United States
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The 2021 host city is a cosmopolitan destination, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Those that haven’t been to Houston recently will be amazed by the more than two (2) billion dollars of infrastructure improvements in the downtown area to including 40 new restaurants and boasting more than 25 hotels with 8,000 plus rooms. The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau promises an unforgettable attendee experience. The George R. Brown Convention Center , now with 1.2 million…

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Latest News

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  • How Business Events Can Help Australia and Puerto Rico

    As Australia and Puerto Rico cope with bushfires and the aftermath of a series of earthquakes, there are opportunities for the events industry to come to their aid, says PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat. Here’s what PCMA is doing, and how you can help. […]

  • How to Help Those in Hurricane Dorian’s Path

    With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on the Southeastern United States, the PCMA Foundation on Friday was calling for donations to its Industry Relief Fund, which helps members of the events industry affected by disasters, including catastrophic storms. Dorian, swirling in the western Atlantic, was expected to make landfall in the Florida/Georgia area over the holiday […]

  • Sweatworking: The Best Kind of Networking

    The first morning of PCMA’s Education Conference proved that networking does not have to be about connecting with like-minded peers. […]

  • Stuart Ruff-Lyon on His Evolution as an Event Professional

    The vice president of events and education at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. and PCMA's chair-elect looks back at his 25-year-old self and peers ahead at what's next for events. […]

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