Chapter News

Chapter Challenge

The PCMA Chapter Challenge is here! PCMA Foundation is hosting the annual PCMA Foundation Raffle. To get everyone excited for Convening Leaders 2022, PCMA Foundation has added some extra fun. The Chapter that sells the most PCMA Foundation Raffle tickets wins. PCMA Foundation is giving one lucky Chapter a chance to win all of these

April 22 – Clean Up!

On April 22, PCMA Canada East invites you to Clean up your neighbourhood! Gather your family and friends to clean up your neighbourhood by picking litter in your local park. Enjoy the time outdoors safely to see instant results in your community.

PCMA CIC 2021: Announcement

It is hard to believe that in 2021 we are still working within the realities of COVID-19!  In partnership with Explore Edmonton, it has been mutually decided that our beloved PCMA CIC 2021 conference will NOT be held in Edmonton this November.

MMBC – GMID 2021

Join Meetings Mean Business Canada on April 8 for an informative and interactive webinar as we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day 2021.

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Early-bird registration for non-members ends on March 15, 2021!

Compass Podcast

Check out #PCMACE's Director of Industry Relations & Promotions, Joanne St-Pierre, on the latest episode on the Event Compass #Podcast with Aurore Bonvalot.

Get involved!

As International Women’s Day (March 8th) quickly approaches, join #PCMACE and our industry affiliates as we donate our gently used, nearly-new professional attire. Your contribution will empower women in our community and inspire them to design better opportunities for themselves.

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Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM EST Join us on Thursday, February 11th for #PCMACE’s next virtual event featuring THREE lovable Canadian guest speakers. We will be discussing: For the love of food… For the love of wine… For the love of food and wine at our meetings… How do we deal with F&B for Meetings moving forward?

AGM & Awards – November 18, 2020

PCMA Canada East presents: An evening guided by the stars, together shining a light on our industry, Virtual AGM & Awards on November 18, 2020 at 4:00PM – 6:00PM EST Schedule: Annual General Meeting: 4:00pm – 4:30pm EST Networking: 4:30pm – 5:00pm EST Awards Presentation: 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST

INFODEMIC! October 27, 2020

PCMA Canada East Education Committee Presents: INFODEMIC! IS MISINFORMATION KILLING US? With TIMOTHY CAULFIELD Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM EST Details: Cow urine, bleach, and cocaine have all been recommended as COVID-19 cures — all nonsense. The pandemic has been cast as a leaked bioweapon, a byproduct of 5G wireless technology,

Register Today: PCMACE Webinar

PCMA Education Committee Presents: PCMACE Webinar – Planning and Flying During a Pandemic Date: July 21, 2020 Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM EST Details: An expert lead education session followed by an engaging networking activation via our Virtual Event Platform provider, Showcare, and gamification fun! The concept is simple, join us for an experiential journey using

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE MAY 22, 2020 | 11:30AM – 12:30 PM EST   PCMA Canada East Education Committee Presents: An On-Line Connection Session;  Hear from our President about PCMA updates, spend time networking in a small groups and then participate in a team building challenge. Learner Outcomes: Learn what PCMA is doing for it’s members in today’s

Member Spotlight: Sheila Wong

Meet Sheila Wong, CEM, Senior Vice President of BBW Event Staff and BBW Outsourcing. During these unprecedented times Sheila has found a way to give back. She has started to raise funds to help those who are marginalized in the Parkdale community in Toronto. The 2020 Commemorative Earrings that she is selling, are a novelty

Stay Connected!

A message about staying connected from PCMAHQ: “Our thoughts are with our PCMA community during this challenging time. We know many of you have been impacted by layoffs, furloughs and salary reductions. Keeping your connections strong during times like these is especially important. Please take a moment to update your PCMA profile so that we

Throwback Thursday

Check out this write up submitted to The Membership Management Report © 2020 talking about the Canadian Innovation Conference and the student activation with Collège Mérici students! “Last fall, at our PCMA Canada East Chapter’s flagship event, the Canadian Innovation Conference 2019 (held in Quebec City), we had an amazing opportunity to collaborate with the

#GMIDGOESVIRTUAL

PCMA Canada East is excited to be part of achieving this record for the largest virtual event for Global Meetings Industry Day! Please join Meetings Mean Business Canada and be part of the conversation. Date: April 14, 2020 Time: Starting at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/1pm ADT. This FREE event will be webcast and open to all.

COVID-19: Join PCMA Canada East’s LinkedIn discussion!

We encourage you to join our LinkedIn discussion post sharing best practices during these times, any questions you may have or any advice you would like to share when it comes to the events and how things are being handled. Join here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pcmace

Call for Presentations – #PCMACIC2020

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 consideration placed on issues directly affecting our industry. You are invited to submit a presentation to the annual PCMA Canada East Chapter’s Canadian Innovation Conference #PCMACIC2020

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.