PCMA Thinks Big for 2024 Convening Leaders Conference

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PCMA meets in San Diego Jan 7-10 with a conference theme of Think Bigger. PCMA meets January 7-10 in San Diego with an all-star lineup of speakers including Bill and Hillary Clinton and more than 50 educational sessions.

Always an incubator for creativity, PCMA’s Conventing Leaders promises to live up to its 2024 conference theme of “Think Bigger” with innovative programming and networking activities and an incredible roster of speakers. To name a few: “Main Stage Speakers” include former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeopardy! host and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, former Chief Business Officer Google [X] Mo Gawdat, AI authority Nina Schick and innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo.

All-told, PCMA will offer more than 50 educational sessions, aimed at both aspiring event leaders and seasoned meeting pros. Three tracks will drill down into current topics ranging from event trends to strategic design. These include:

PCMA Sessions: Business Event Strategy

•How to improve your trade show operating and profit margins.
•Current trends, challenges and opportunities for citywide events.
•Ways to calculate and prove the ROI of your events with event data.
•The key to navigating potential destination boycotts.
•Planning, budgeting and tracking cost saving methods for cost-neutral event solutions.
•Lessons from event crisis response and risk mitigation.

PCMA Sessions: Career and Leadership ​​

  • How to pitch additional resources, new event ideas and more to the C-Suite.
  • Career journey insights from event profs at early, mid and senior career levels.
  • How high performers can combat anxiety.
  • Strategies for dealing with challenging clients, toxic co-workers and demanding bosses.
  • How to move DEI from compliance to impactful change.
  • Strategies for advancing women into business event leadership roles.
  • Why the path to professional fulfillment starts with your mental health.

PCMA Sessions: Experience Design ​​

  • Inflation cost-saving ideas.
  • Culinary trends and creative F&B presentation.
  • Event innovations for association event improvement.
  • AI use cases in event planning and highlights of other guiding principles in experience design.
  • Reimagined set design and keynote experiences.
  • Holistic approaches to integrating sustainability into event design.

For complete program details of PCMA Convening Leaders 2024, Click here. Prevue will be on site and bring you all the news you need to know.

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