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The PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter offers cutting-edge programs, community service projects, professional recognition, and many other opportunities for our meeting professionals in the region.

Our mission is to provide daring and innovative education for planners and suppliers that want to learn, be inspired and experience new concepts in the meetings and conventions industry; and to create a regional community of connections that form a professional family.

PCMA’s Southwest & Pacific Chapter serves 300+ members from Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Southern California.

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April 2019

Welcome the Springs Mixer at the Avalon Palm Springs

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Avalon Hotel & Bungalows, 415 South Belardo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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Welcome the Springs Mixer at the Avalon Palm Springs ~ Come mix and mingle with hospitality-industry colleagues on April 18, 2019

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May 2019

Happy Hour at the new Moxy Hotel in downtown San Diego

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
The Moxy Hotel, 831 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Come mix and mingle with your hospitality industry colleagues at the new and exciting Moxy Hotel on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter will host a happy hour from 5:30-7 pm in the eclectic Moxy lobby.    Complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar will be available.   If we are lucky, the secret VIIIV.co lounge will be open for a sneak peak. Parking is available on the street, at nearby pay lots or the "Park it on Market"…

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June 2019

2019 PCMA Education Conference – Los Angeles

June 25 - June 28

PCMA Education Conference is an energetic, immersive and provocative program designed to attract thought leaders, event marketers, experience designers and business events strategists. The program fosters learning styles that drive engagement — creating solutions and ideas that build lasting relationships.

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Southwest and Pacific Chapter Happy Hour

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PDT
Glance Restaurant, 900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States

Join us Tuesday, June 25th at Glance Restaurant for a casual Happy Hour before heading to The Novo for the PCMA Education Conference Opening Reception. Stop by, say hello and connect with your peers from within our chapter territory. No need to RSVP, just meet us there! *Cash Bar; hosted appetizers

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August 2019

Arizona Happy Hour at The Dorian

August 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm MST
The Dorian, 7419 E Indian Plaza
Scottsdale, 85251 United States
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Meet us for Happy Hour at The Dorian on Friday, August 2nd to meet PCMA Southwest and Pacific Board Members and network with your industry peers. We're excited to partner with our hosts at The Dorian and experience their beautiful venue. Hope you can join us! Please RSVP here: Dorian RSVP *Cash Bar; Hosted Appetizers    

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15th Annual All Industry Cruise

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Inspiration Hornblower, 598 Harbor Lane
San Diego, CA 92101 United States

You are invited to join us along with 10 of our hospitality association friends aboard the Inspiration Hornblower on August 14th in San Diego, CA. Don’t miss out, this year's event is going to be EPIC!  Buy your tickets now! Click REGISTER NOW to purchase your tickets!  #AICSD    

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September 2019

2019 Industry Icon Awards

September 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
TAO at the Venetian, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, 89109 United States

We are so excited for the 2019 Industry Icon Awards presented by PCMA Southwest and Pacific chapter! This year we are honored to recognize Ray Bloom, Chairman and Founder, IMEX Group and Chuck Bowling, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. We invite you to join us as we celebrate their success and unprecedented contributions to our industry!  Tickets are on sale now! Our most sincere "Thanks" to this year's event sponsors! Platinum Sponsors  …

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November 2019

Lessons in Leadership Featuring Pam Gilbert

November 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Toro Latin Restuarant at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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We're excited to invite you to "pull up a chair" and join us for this very special Lessons in Leadership. Pam Gilbert, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will be hosting us for lunch at Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum Bar that boasts breathtaking views of the 18th Hole. Don't miss out on your chance to sit with Pam, learn about her career, what drives her as a leader and her insight in the hospitality industry.…

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Happy Hour at Ballast Point Long Beach

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-7
Ballast Point Long Beach, 110 N Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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Join us to mix, mingle, and network with your industry peers!

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December 2019

Lessons in Leadership Featuring Marianne Guenther

December 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency, 15750 N Northsight Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
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Claim your seat at the table and join us December 3rd for lunch with Marianne Guenther, CEO of BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency and SNEAKY BIG Studios. This opportunity doesn't come often... here's your chance to sit at the table with Marianne, learn about her leadership journey and participate in an intimate conversation with an admired and well-respected leader. There are only 15 seats available and the cost is just $25.

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