The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced Convening EMEA is back and will be held in Vienna, Austria, 28 – 30 September 2022. PCMA Convening EMEA 2022 will take place at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center. Delegates will stay at Hilton Vienna Park.
Convening EMEA 2022 is an omnichannel event for EMEA business event leaders and creatives. Initially launched as the "European Influencer Summit” in 2017, PCMA
has rebranded the event to Convening EMEA and welcomes all EMEA business event professionals. Launched last year in Lausanne, Switzerland, PCMA watched over 350 business event professionals from 29 countries reunite, rebuild, and restart the industry. This deconstructed omnichannel event was the foundation for a multi-generational ecosystem whereby leaders with a legacy of success and rising stars pursuing what’s next, came together in solidarity to build a bright pathway forward for the industry. Convening EMEA, the nexus of business events, focused on ‘simply connecting’ event professionals from not only Europe, but the Middle East and Africa.
“2022 is set to build upon the success of 2021 and the ‘connections’ facilitated at a time that was critical for the industry and our community as we continue our journey in making Convening EMEA the Nexus of Business Events,” said Regional Director of PCMA EMEA, Jaimé Bennett. “Additionally, we feel our partnership with Vienna and their stakeholders, will ensure we curate an exceptional programme and experience; where community, content and commerce collide”.
“Vienna has always been a meeting point for people from all over the world, meaning that diversity and an international outlook are part of its DNA. So, it comes as no surprise that we consider events as an essential element of our economic and social ecosystem and the city’s development”, said Norbert Kettner, Managing Director Vienna Tourist Board.
„We strongly believe that learning and sharing knowledge at events and conferences are essential for innovation and for driving our industry forward.“
“In Vienna, we clearly share PCMA’s vision that the business events industry is about much more than the events themselves. We strongly believe that learning and sharing knowledge at events and conferences are essential for innovation and for driving our industry forward”, added Christian Woronka, Director Vienna Convention Bureau and Market Management.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
is the largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. PCMA's mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Latin America, Europe and Singapore.