Senior international medical meeting executives from North America, Europe, Asia and South America will gather at Excel London in July to discuss the future of medical meetings.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced in Chicago, 23 April, the launch of its inaugural PCMA Global Medical Meetings Summit, 17-20 July, 2013 at Excel London’s international convention centre. The summit will be an invitation-only event for senior medical meeting professionals and medical association CEOs.
“PCMA was founded as a medical meetings organisation,” recalls Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA.
“While our membership has greatly diversified since our first annual meeting in 1956, we have continued to provide robust education and resources to the medical meetings sub-specialty. This PCMA Summit will bring together global leaders who are innovators in the medical meetings industry,” Sexton adds.
Magnus Lindkvist, a trend-spotter and futurist with expertise in healthcare, will be the Summit opening keynote speaker. Areas of facilitated discussion will include revenue streams, sponsorships and future funding, effects of government regulations and the strategic role medical meeting executives can play in organisational success.
London & Partners and Grange Hotels will join with Excel London in hosting the Summit. Excel London CEO David Pegler, adds: “We are delighted to be working with PCMA to host and facilitate such an important Summit which will help to define a future vision for international medical meetings. London has a track record in successfully hosting such meetings and it naturally makes sense for our city to host this high profile event. A Summit such as this is vital for the future development of the industry and how medical meetings evolve to meet the economic and regulatory challenges they face. We look forward to working with PCMA to create the perfect environment for this senior delegation and we know London will deliver on this promise.”
The PCMA, with 6,000 members, is a multi-channel professional resource and educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with members in 35 countries.
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