We’re cranking up the volume at 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders. Plug in and discover the Grand Ole Land of Innovation and Opportunities along with more than 4,200 of your colleagues in Nashville this January.
PCMA Education Conference is an energetic, immersive and provocative program designed to attract thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists. The program fosters learning styles that drive engagement — creating solutions and ideas that build lasting relationships.
Join us as we celebrate our industry and honor a deserving representative with our newest Industry award, The Pillar Award. The Pillar Award was designed to honor an outstanding industry leader who represents the foundation of our industry. A deserving recipient represents the best of what we do in the Bay Area for meetings and is a true supporter of all of our industry organizations.
Join self-made entrepreneur Melva LaJoy Legrand, Founder and CEO of LaJoy Plans, an award-winning DC-based events management agency as she shares why she remains inspired and invigorated by the events and hospitality industry. This is for both the emerging and experienced professional. Whether you've had to redefine your career, process personal or career grief during the Covid period, fell into burnout, or lost your way and had to reclaim your professional identity, like you, Melva has lived it and fought her way back to living out her unique purpose in the events and hospitality industry.
Join us for an in depth look at the current state of the meetings industry from our distinguished speaker, Ishma Haider, Vice President of Group Travel for the US Travel Association. Ishma will share her latest insights on the forecast for 2024 and what USTA is planning to help promote our country to the outside world. Ishma previously served as the Convention Marketing Director for Visit Orlando and the Marketing Manager for Caesar’s Entertainment. Her background also includes marketing positions with Bristol Myers Squibb and roles in Advertising. She even served as a Stage Manager for a CBS affiliate. Ishma’s diverse background will enable her to market the US to a vast international audience targeting the Group segment.