Chapter News

2019 Canadian Innovation Conference

November 17-19, 2019 Quebec City Convention Centre and the Hilton Québec, Quebec City, PQ Details on Booking your hotel and travel can be found by clicking here About the Canadian Innovation Conference The 2019 Canadian Innovation Conference, (brought to you by the PCMA Canada East Chapter), is designed to meet the needs of meeting and event professionals and

September Workshop: Talent Challenges in the Meetings Industry

Talent Challenges in the Meetings Industry In this panel style interactive session, you will learn from our Industry experts on current challenges in recruiting, retaining and planning for changes in hospitality roles.  Who will be our next generation meeting professionals and suppliers?  What are hospitality organizations doing culturally to engage our future industry professionals?  Attend

There’s been a 47% increase in food and drink events!

There’s been a 47% increase in food and drink events! That said, here’s some tips from @eventbrite on how to, “Craft an Unforgettable Food and Drink Event!” A few of our favs: *Make better VIP experiences *Find a memorable venue* *Use rare ingredients *Gift guests with thoughtful mementos http://bit.ly/30bS4Qn

SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE! Hop on the bus with us for a special “on-the-road” learning experience in Niagara Falls, where we’ll talk about food trends, team building ideas, make a few stops along the way to wine country and more! Experiential Learning Day – Hop on the Harvest Bus! (Niagara Falls)

Motivational Quote: Jenna West

Here to remind you and make your day a little brighter is the Co-Chair of our Comm Committee and @Freemavcanada’s Digital Marketing Specialist, @JennaWest with her fav, motivation quote. Live in the now, appreciate what you have and make the most of today because it’s the only April 17th, 2019 you’ll ever have. #OneDayAtATime #LiveInThePresent

Motivational Quote: Renee Atkins

If you’re looking for an extra push or pat on the back to get you through the hectic week ahead, look no further. Today’s fav team quote was chosen by our Facebook Account Manager and @absoluteevent’s Conference Coord, @reneeatkins! #YouGotThis #AnythingIsPossible

Motivational Quote: Jillian Cardinal

This week we’re sharing some of our team’s fav, motivational quotes that get them through their busy event days! To start things off, we’re sharing @jilliancardinal, who  is our LinkedIn Account Manager and @jpdl’s Sales Manager fav quote by @tonyrobbins! #MondayMotivation #MeetTheTeam

Get in front of prospective new clients

Get in front of prospective new clients and showcase your space and capabilities by becoming our sponsor! We’re looking for a venue host and audio visual sponsor for our upcoming workshops, social events and board meetings in #Toronto, #Ottawa and #Montreal. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JtYPJp

If you’re in a rut…

If you’re in a rut – doing things the same way for years, need some inspiration, or just want to stay on top of industry news and trends then you’ll want to check out these “Top 21 Blogs That #Eventprofs Must Follow!” http://bit.ly/2VUcwmb

Creativity block?

Get inspired, learn something new, and check out these 20 Facts to Make You Look at Events Differently: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-inspiration/

Become a venue host or audio visual sponsor for the PCMA Canada East Chapter 2019!

Submission Deadline is October 26, 2018 The Canada East Chapter of PCMA offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for members. We are committed to supporting future industry leaders through our scholarship program with area community colleges & universities by providing endowments to students pursuing careers in the meetings industry.

PCMA Canada East Launches the Awards for Excellence 2018!

The Awards of Excellence recognize members who exemplify the PCMA shared values of being passionate, connected, ethical and knowledgeable. Know someone who has made a difference in the industry? Nominate them today so that they can get the recognition they deserve! Deadline for Award Nominations is:  Friday, October 19th, 2018 *Previous recipients may not be nominated twice

Don’t forget to register for the #PCMACIC18

You don’t want to miss a closing party at the Crystal Garden. A night to celebrate and enjoy a “Taste of Victoria” and experience our diverse local cuisine. Register today (the early bird deadline is this Friday): https://www.eiseverywhere.com/cic18

Get Involved with the PCMA Canada East Chapter

Join the Canada East Chapter Board of Directors! Call for Board of Directors is Now Open! Deadline: September 21, 2018 It’s time to nominate the 2019 PCMA Canada East Chapter Board of Directors. To nominate yourself or someone you think would be a good fit, please complete the nomination form by September 21, 2018. Click here

MARRIOTT “RISING STAR” SCHOLARSHIP

One educational scholarship (graciously funded by Marriott International, Inc.) will be awarded to attend either Convening Leaders taking place from January 6-9, 2019 in Pittsburg, PA OR the 2019 Education Conference taking place June 23rd – 26th in Los Angeles, CA.  The scholarship will include: Complimentary registration Complimentary accommodations for three (3) nights (room &

CIC18 Registration Open Now

  November 18-20, 2018 Fairmont Empress Hotel and the Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC About the Canadian Innovation Conference The PCMA CIC, powered by the PCMA Canada East Chapter, is designed to meet the needs of meeting and event professionals and suppliers whose organizations are engaged in providing services related to the conduct and operation of

Deadline April 27th: Call for Presentations

Do you have the next great session idea that everyone will be talking about? If so, we want to hear from you. We welcome all ideas with the highest considerations placed on issues directly affecting our industry. Visit the PCMA website to learn more about the most pressing issues. You are invited to submit a presentation to

Apply today to win one of these four amazing scholarships!

Meeting + Incentive Travel Magazine and the PCMA Canada East / Canada West Chapters are pleased to announce four new scholarships designed to help Canadian Meetings and Event Professionals attend Industry events and gain valuable continuing education. Four scholarships will be offered: One scholarship to IncentiveWorks in Toronto this August Three scholarships to attend the Canadian Innovation Conference in Victoria

Become a venue host for PCMA Canada East!

Submission Deadline is Decmber 15, 2017 The Canada East Chapter of PCMA offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for members. We are committed to supporting future industry leaders through our scholarship program with area community colleges & universities by providing endowments to students pursuing careers in the meetings industry.

Canada East has been ONLINE all Year!

This year PCMA Canada East launched the LIVE-ED project, the idea was to have all our workshops sessions broadcast live but using various technologies available. From Facebook Live, Slidelive, LiveScale, Webcasting with Chorus Call to a Webex service with Go to Webinar. You will be able to learn about What worked and Lessons Learned on PCMA Canada

PCMA Canada East Launches 2017 Awards Program

PCMA Canada East Chapter awards were created in 2016 and are presented annually to qualified PCMA Canada East Chapter members. The awards recognize the recipients who exemplify the PCMA shared values of passionate, connected, ethical and knowledgeable. A nominee must be a PCMA Canada East Chapter member in good standing.  A nominator must be a PCMA Canada East Chapter member

MARRIOTT “RISING STAR” SCHOLARSHIP

Any new member of PCMA who has demonstrated a commitment to the Chapter and the Meetings Industry through volunteerism, can apply for the Rising Star Scholarship to attend either Convening Leaders or EduCon 2018. This scholarship is sponsored by Marriott International, Inc. For the application please click here

Volunteer and this could be you!!!

Outstanding Service to a Chapter Award Nomination Krista Cameron Director of Sales Destination St. John’s Krista was selected by the PCMA Canada East Chapter Board of Directors as the one member from the Chapter to be nominated for the Outstanding Service to a Chapter Award. This PCMA Award honors one PCMA member who has made an

Employ Your Passion!

Employ Your Passion! Become More Involved With the Canada East Chapter… Call for Board Of Directors Is Now Open Deadline: September 29, 2017 It’s time to nominate the 2018 PCMA Canada East Chapter Board of Directors. To nominate yourself or someone you think would be a good fit, please complete the nomination form by September 29, 2017.

Help us, help you

Your Voice: Education Workshops 2018 Being a member of an Association, you are in a relationship. And we want to make sure that you are getting what you need from us. PCMA Canada East presents Your Voice: Education Workshops 2018. By participating in this short survey we can get to know the real YOU a little

Did you miss the May Chapter Workshop?

How to Get Record Attendance at your Next Event Planning and delivering a sensational event is an incredible challenge. Each year, you have to get more members to attend your events, while managing evolving technology, rising costs, and hundreds of other details to create a memorable conference! For a small $10 (+HST) fee, you can

Spend the summer balancing your work life with GoodLife!

PCMA Canada East and West Chapter’s have invested in your health and wellness by partnering with GoodLife Fitness. The PCMA rate can save you up to 35% off of your GoodLife All Access Membership – valid for all GoodLife and Energie Cardio Clubs in Canada, and including towel service! For additional information and registration, please click here  

We’re LIVE with CIC17 program and registration

Explore a new edge at PCMA Canada East CIC17 Planned by planners for planners, this year’s PCMA CIC17 pushes the limits even further, taking risks so you don’t have to. For the first time ever, the program committee is bringing multidisciplinary, multigenerational rosters of speakers who will take you a little further in pushing the limits of

Thank you JPdL

Thank you to JPdL International for hosting our March board meeting!

CIC17 Call for Presentations Now Open!

Do you have the next great session idea that everyone will be talking about? If so, we want to hear from you. We welcome all ideas with the highest considerations placed on issues directly affecting our industry. Click here for more details

Meet the PCMA Canada East Chapter 2017 Board of Directors!

President – Francois Brunet, D.E. Systems Ltd. President-Elect – Madeleine Bart, Freeman Audio Visual Canada Past President – Chuck Schouwerwou, Confersense Planners Inc. Vice President of Finance – Marie Lou Coupal, CMP, JPDL Vice President of Chapter Operations – Peggy Andersen, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Director of Membership – Tresa Marchese-Cassidy, Ottawa Marriott Hotel Director

Congratulations to the following 2016 scholarship and award winners!

Winner of PCMA Planner Scholarship to Convening Leaders, Sponsored by Austin: Kristina Coffin Procurement MD Financial Management Winner of Supplier Scholarship to Canadian Innovation Conference, Sponsored by the PCMA Canada East Chapter: Elizabeth Santos Senior Sales Manager, Associations Hotel Omni Mont Royal Winner of Hilton Worldwide New Planner Scholarship to Convening Leaders: Carole Whitehorn Canadian