PCMA Names Nashville as 2018 Convening Leaders Host City
NASHVILLE – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced today Nashville has been selected to host the 2018 Convening Leaders annual meeting.
“Convening Leaders is the premier industry event for leading meeting professionals,” said Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA. “Our participants and partners attend this event every January to network with their colleagues from around the globe and seek out meeting innovation for their upcoming programs. Convening Leaders was last in Nashville in 2002 and a lot has changed; we’re excited to show off the city’s southern hospitality and all of the new options available for meeting producers.”
“The selection of Nashville as host city for 2018 speaks to the city’s desirability as a meeting destination,” said Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. “The timing is perfect to bring these meeting planners to our front door four years after ASAE and part of our plan to sustain our success long-term. PCMA has always been an important partner and asset to our sales and marketing efforts. We want to assure everyone that we will exceed expectations!”
Convening Leaders is PCMA’s January flagship event, which brings to life the latest in event technology, meeting design and operational strategy education. More than 4,000 professionals participate in three days of educational collaboration and orchestrated networking. The event has grown 29 percent in the last nine years by making face-to-face meeting innovation the cornerstone of the program.
The January 7-10, 2018 meeting will be held at the Music City Center.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
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PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,500+ members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.