Chapter News

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


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