PCMACIC2019 remains focused on education and innovation within in the Canadian Meetings and Events industry. For 2019 our theme is “Reimagine”, reimagine innovation, reimagine progress, reimagine the industry. We are looking for high level content that will accelerate participant effectiveness in their professional and personal lives. We’re about risk taking, innovating and pushing the envelope.
- Obtain accessible, affordable PCMA-caliber education close to home
- Participate in intimate and interactive dialogues among Canadian peers
- Receive education customized for the Canadian marketplace
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Master of Ceremonies: Anthony Horng
Sponsored By: Eklosion – Animation professionnelle
Born in Quebec, he comes from a Cambodian father and a Philippian mother. Anthony discovered his passion for the stage by studying theater at Concordia University and began his career as a master of ceremonies. Creating unique and memorable moments for the audience: here’s his motivation. « Ma mission est d’apporter une touche humaine au propos; je me considère d’abord comme un guide pour les invités d’un événement afin qu’ils se sentent bien accueillis et en confiance. » Since the late ‘90’s, Anthony has hosted hundreds of events in Quebec and Ontario.
Opening – Sunday: Peter Katz
Sponsored By: Speakers’ Spotlight
Peter Katz has evolved from a nervous first-timer at an open mic night into to a JUNO Award, Canadian Screen Award, and two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominated singer-songwriter with five albums under his belt. He has toured the world for the past decade in support of his music, sharing the stage and studio with legendary musicians. A gifted storyteller, Peter infuses his presentations with songs which inspire audiences to create their own path, overcome obstacles, and find success in whatever they desire.
Peter will urge you to reimagine your potential and to bravely take on your own challenges and in doing so, discover the important lessons and hidden joys that they contain!
Monday Morning: Mark Bowden
Sponsored By: Speakers’ Spotlight
Voted the #1 Body Language Professional in the world, Mark Bowden is passionate about giving people the most influential and persuasive communication techniques to stand out, win trust, and build credibility every time they speak. Inspiring, energetic, engaging, and entirely entertaining, Mark’s memorable talks not only educate, but have proven life changing for audiences, helping their businesses grow across all industries and sectors.
Mark’s work has proved invaluable to business leaders and teams from Fortune 500 companies, politicians, and prime ministers of G7 powers. His highly acclaimed TEDx talk and YouTube Channel have reached millions of people, and he has presented to many of the coolest and most innovative organizations in the world and is president of the National Communication Coach Association.
Tuesday Morning: Farrah Khan
Sponsored By: National Speaker’s Bureau
At the 2018 G7 Summit, as co-chair of the Gender-Equity Committee, Farrah Khan was called to speak on behalf of the council, in the room with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump, German chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders and council representatives. She shared that you cannot talk about the economy and a thriving, sustainable, peaceful and healthy world without talking about gender equality. Armed with passion and compassion, she helps organizations recognize and address the needs for gender equality, consent culture, addressing harassment, gender-based violence, bystander intervention, trauma and disclosures.
Tuesday Morning: Frank Warren
Sponsored By: Freeman Audio Visual Canada
“We all carry a secret that would break your heart if you just knew what it was. And if we could remember that, there might be more understanding and peace in the world.” Frank Warren is the most trusted stranger in America. He’s creator of the The PostSecret Project, a place where people share their private hopes, desires and fears. A place where the secrets they could not tell their friends and family would be treated with dignity in a non-judgmental way. The result is PostSecret – a collection of intimately personal and artistic postcards mailed anonymously from individuals worldwide, sharing personal secrets. The PostSecret website has become a phenomenon earning over 700 million views, the world’s largest advertisement-free blog. The popularity of the project and its impact has earned Warren recognition as one of the top five influential people on the internet by Forbes.
Tuesday Closing: Amy Blackman
Sponsored By: The PCMA Education Foundation
PCMA and Marriott International conducted future of events research and uncovered some intriguing trends. Focused on five key areas: emotional intelligence, orchestrated serendipity, multi-modal design, making a meaningful impact and leveraging your surroundings, the study reveals how they will usher in a new era of experiences. This will be a collaborative session, allowing participants to work through each trend and determine steps they can take to enhance their role in meetings and events. This facilitated workshop will bring local stakeholders together to brainstorm how the destination ecosystem can harness the trends and shift offerings to be more aligned to the five trends shaping the future of meetings and events.