Who is PCMA?• PCMA is the premier education and professional resource provider• A global organization with members from more than 37 countries• 6,400+ members• 17 Chapters located in Canada, Mexico and USA
Who is PCMA?• 68% 10+ industry experience• 78% key decision-makers• 40% Associations 10,000+ members• 23% corporate / independent• 29 meetings per year• Convene readers book more than 1 million meetings per year
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Hosted Buyer Programs • IMEX – May 22 - 24 (Frankfurt) • PCMA Education Conference – June 10 – 13 (San Antonio) • AIBTM – June 19 - 21 (Baltimore) • Convene Forum – TBD • IMEX America & PCMA Global Professionals Conference– October 11 - 14 (Las Vegas) • EIBTM & PCMA Global Executive Edge– November 27 – 29 (Barcelona) • PCMA Convening Leaders – January 13 – 16, 2013 (Orlando)
Current Trends • Globalization/International Meetings • Global Economy – Impact on US Meetings • Technology/Virtual Meetings/Hybrid Meetings • Membership Models and Revenue Generation • Evolution of Meeting Management Role • Corporate Social Responsibility • Value of Meetings
International Trends• Positive trend in size and number of meetings• More international education• 40 % hold meetings outside of the US• Wide variety of meeting locations including: Canada, Mexico, UK, Caribbean, Western Europe, Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia/Pacific Rim, Latin & South America, Bermuda
The Meetings Industry DirectContribution to the US Economy• 1.7M U.S. jobs• $263B in spending• $106B contribution to GDP• $14.3B federal tax revenue• $11.3B state and local tax revenue• $60B in U.S. labor income 2011 Economic Impact Study
Total Economic Output of the MeetingsIndustry• 6.3M U.S. jobs• $907B in total U.S. economic activity• $458B contribution to GDP• $64B federal tax revenue• $46B state and local tax revenue• $271B in labor income 2011 Economic Impact Study