Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has teamed with Destination Advantage LLC to expand development of ConventionCalendar.com. The move supports PCMA’s mission to engage and support the global business events community with market intelligence and new solutions.
“This is an example of PCMA’s commitment to innovation and to providing practical value to our audience and advertisers,’’ said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO.
“ConventionCalendar.com was developed to fill a void in the convention industry, and we are proud to partner with PCMA to extend ConventionCalendar.com’s reach,’’ said Donovan Shia, Destination Advantage’s managing partner.
ConventionCalendar.com is a robust technology platform bringing together planners, venues and advertisers. Its features include:
- Increased awareness from targeted destination marketing to a proprietary list of more than 32,000 planner subscribers
- Swift RFP technology and “Hot Dates’’ listings to generate new leads and bookings
- Up-to-date event details to help boost attendance and exhibit sales
- Advertising and sponsorship opportunities
- Online ROI dashboards and account management
It also serves as a central resource for event organizers to research venues, submit RFPs and market to prospective attendees.
The two organizations made the announcement on Monday, November 27, 2017.
About Professional Convention Management Association
PCMA inspires, connects and innovates the global business events community. It is the world’s largest community for business events strategists, providing senior education and networking for the events sector. PCMA crafts and shares knowledge and market intelligence enabling organizations to make informed business decisions, while providing a platform for peer-to-peer exchange. Headquartered in Chicago, it has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries.