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PCMA Announces 2018 Convening Leaders Host City


The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced recently Nashville, Tennessee has been selected to host the 2018 Convening Leaders annual meeting.

Convening Leaders is PCMA's January flagship event, which brings to life the latest in event technology, meeting design and operational strategy education. More than 4,000 professionals participate in three days of educational collaboration and orchestrated networking. The event has grown 29% in the last nine years by making face-to-face meeting innovation the cornerstone of the program.

The January 7-10, 2018 meeting will be held at the state-of-the-art Music City Center. Downtown Nashville's new convention center, vibrant entertainment options and new hotels, including Omni Nashville Hotel adjacent to center, ensure Convening Leaders 2018 will maximize both the attendee's education and networking experience.

"Convening Leaders is the premier industry event for leading meeting professionals," said Deborah Sexton, president and CEO, PCMA. "Our participants and partners attend this event every January to network with their colleagues from around the globe and seek out meeting innovation for their upcoming programs. Convening Leaders was last in Nashville in 2002 and a lot has changed; we're excited to show off the city's southern hospitality and all of the new options available for meeting producers."

"We couldn't be more pleased with the selection of Nashville for 2018," said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. "PCMA has always been an important partner and asset to our sales and marketing efforts. 2018 could not be better timing and we want to assure everyone that we will exceed expectations!"

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