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PCMA Reveals Locations For Next Four Years of Convening Leaders

George R Brown Convention Center Houston Texas

​PCMA announced the next four host cities for its annual Convening Leaders (CL) flagship event: San Diego, Houston, Philadelphia and Greater Miami/Miami Beach.

San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center

“The business events industry plays a critical role in bringing people together that drives economic growth and social good for individuals, organizations, and communities” said Sherrif Karamat, president and CEO of PCMA and CEMA. “Each of these destinations has a unique identity and offers a diverse range of experiences for our participants. We look forward to bringing our global community together to learn, connect and innovate for the future.”

San Diego Tourism Authority will be hosting CL 2024 at the San Diego Convention Center.  

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“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Convening Leaders to our beautiful city in 2024,” said Julie Coker, president and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority, in a statement announcing the host cities.

Miami and Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami and Miami Beach Convention Center

CL 2025 will be located in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event will be hosted by Visit Houston and Houston First Corporation.

The Philadelphia CVB (PHLCVB) will host CL 2026 at Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“We couldn’t be more excited to launch America’s Semiquincentennial in 2026 than by hosting Convening Leaders in the city that founded our nation,” said Gregg Caren, president and CEO of PHLCVB.

Miami and Miami Beach Convention Center will be the location for the 2027 CL.

“PCMA and its members are at the epicenter of our meetings, conventions and tradeshow ecosystem. Host cities share the incredible responsibility and opportunity to expose these meeting planners with three key elements: product, sense of place and the overall attendee experience,” said David Whitaker, president and CEO of the Greater Miami CVB, in a statement. “This will be our and our partners’ time to shine.”

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