Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association
Upcoming Events 2014

Please note that this schedule is subject to change, so be sure to check back for updates.

September 18, 2014
CSI! The Crime:  A Boring, Unsuccessful Conference Has Been Committed!
The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA

A crime has been committed, and it is horrific: 250 attendees have been bored to DEATH at a recent meeting!  The scene is awful – disengaged participants, lack of R.O.I., ineffective speakers in bad session formats…and the future of the whole conference is now in jeopardy.  To make matters worse, several witnesses are now posting awful things on social media about the event.  This situation needs to be contained and prevented from happening again, STAT!
Our Conference Scene Investigator to the rescue....Shawna Suckow, CMP, will help us find new ways to ignite excitement back into old meetings and help us recognize the importance of breaking the mold of tired meeting formats

Click HERE for more information or to register for this event

September 26, 2014
Educational Program with PCMA Best in Class Speaker Mike Lyons
10:30am - 2:00pm
Make A Wish Offices in Phoenix, AZ

Mike Lyons Video WelcomeSet Yourself Free - Daydream It…Believe It….Achieve It!”
The past few years have been a true test for all of us in the meetings/hospitality industry. Many people saw t
heir jobs eliminated or downsized. Others were given more responsibility even as their compensation stayed the same or decreased. With that experience as a backdrop, it’s a good time to step back, re-evaluate our careers and life path, and contemplate a possible change in direction.
In this presentation, hospitality industry veteran and professional actor/speaker Mike Lyons will lead a discussion entitled “Set Yourself Free - Daydream It… Believe It… Achieve It.” (click on picture to see Mike's personal welcome).

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October 13, 2014
Chapter Fundraising Event Roasting Brian Stevens prior to IMEX
Evening Event
The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV

Reserve your table now for an opportunity to roast Brian D Stevens, President & Chief Executive Officer of ConferenceDirect®, on Monday, October 13, 2014 (just prior to IMEX) in Las Vegas.
Join Special Guest Emcee, Deborah Sexton, President & CEO of PCMA, along with other Hospitality Industry Illuminati, in honoring Brian’s extraordinary achievements and contributions to the shape of our industry.

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November 6, 2014

Service In Sync
All-Day Event
Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ

December 4, 2014
Disney Institute
Lunch Event
Disney Grand Californian Hotel
Anaheim, CA


Past Events


February, 18, 2014 -- State of Industry Joint Program with MPISCC, PCMA SW&P, ISES LA, SITE SoCal and HSMAI LA at the Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica/Los Angeles, CA

March 27, 2014 -- Meeting Technology and Legal Responsibility - Do You Know the Latest? -- At the Anaheim Marriott Suites/Anaheim, CA

May 19-20, 2014 --  "LEAP 2014” (Learn/Engage/Act/Participate), An Education Conference Hosted by the PCMA Northern California and Southwest & Pacific Chapters at The L.A. Hotel Downtown - A Hyatt Affiliate Hotel/Los Angeles, CA

July 14, 2014 --  Esri Conference:  Behind the Scenes -- at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and San Diego Convention Center.  You can click HERE to download a copy of the presentation.

August 13, 2014 -- 10th Annual All Industry Hospitality Party Aboard the Inspiration Hornblower in San Diego.  Great opportunity to mix & mingle with members from 12 different associations including:
San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) • National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) • Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) • International Special Event Society (ISES) • Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) • San Diego Business Travel Association (SDBTA) • National Speakers Association (NSA) • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) • Site Southern California International Association of Exhibitions and Events - Southwest Chapter (SWIAEE)

Click HERE for pictures of some of our past events

Southwest & Pacific Chapter