PCMA Convening EMEA: Record participation exp...
PCMA Convening EMEA

Record participation expected in Vienna

PCMA is set to deliver the largest gathering in Europe following surge in registrations for Convening EMEA 2022 with almost 400 registered participants from 31 countries.

PCMA EMEA Regional Director Jaime Bennett, revealed that the association has broken pre-pandemic records with the greatest number of participants gathering in Europe. In less than 30 days, almost 400 business event professionals from 31 countries will meet for PCMA’s Convening EMEA taking place for the first time at Meeting Destination Vienna from 28 – 30 September at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center

Convening EMEA is an omnichannel event for business event professionals in the EMEA region, bringing together experts from the corporate and association sectors – from international technology companies to medical associations – to discuss the challenges of the future. Under the theme "Together we move forward", participants can expect an immersive three days of engaging content, panel discussions, workshops, and case studies in the Messe Wien Congress and Exhibition Centre focused on key topics of the future, engagement, and planning coupled with a highly curated offsite exploration afternoon and social program.
„Convening EMEA will create a platform for our entire industry where voices are heard, learnings are shared, and collaboration is the key to building a stronger future together.“
Jaimé Bennett, PCMA Regional Director, EMEA

The conference will be moderated by David Meade, international corporate speaker, performer, and television personality. Keynote sessions include Gerd Leonhard, leading futurist and humanist, Colleen Bisconti, Vice President, Events and Experiences with IBM and planning experts Patrick van der Pijl and Niki Seelan from Business Models Inc. and In addition, there will be a series of educational workshops delivered by experts in their relative disciplines and "Exploration Tours", which will provide participants with insights into lesser-known facets of the destination.

“Convening EMEA will create a platform for our entire industry where voices are heard, learnings are shared, and collaboration is the key to building a stronger future together.” said Jaimé Bennett, PCMA Regional Director, EMEA. “We are delighted with record numbers of participants and that we are now hosting a truly international audience in Vienna, a city that has evolved over centuries where tradition meets modernism, sustainability meets inclusivity.”

With PCMA’s continued commitment to sustainability, Convening EMEA is a certified green event. This certification has been received as part of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings ensuring PCMA raises the bar to the next level in terms of economies, ecology, and social responsibility. Read more.
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PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries.