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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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January 2021

Sippin With Students

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

You’re invited! Please join us on Tuesday, January 26th, at 4pm PST, for the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter - Sippin with Students. Join us for an opportunity for students to engage with PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter professional panelists.

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February 2021

Extreme Panel Makeover

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Join our joint industry interactive discussion for PCMA and SPIN planners, by planners. Our complimentary virtual conversation will be a live case study on creating powerful panels in the virtual and hybrid world. Panel Improvement Evangelist, Kristin Arnold will join us as we conduct an “Extreme Panel Makeover”

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Student Insight Series: Exploring Career Paths Into the Events Industry

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Are you excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the current pandemic-instigated slowdown in the industry? The events business is still the place to be with many career paths you might not yet know about. Hospitality is the #5 employer of all major industries and is more than just wedding planning.

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March 2021

March Lessons in Leadership

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter on Tuesday, March 23rd at 3pm PDT for March Lessons in Leadership! For our next Lessons in Leadership, as well as a celebration of Women's History Month, we are honored to be joined by four remarkable women that took the lead on moving our industry forward.

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April 2021

GMID with LA Tourism

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Join Us for a Special Event with LA's Top Outdoor Venues! The world has changed, and we know that outdoor space is key to making meeting attendees feel comfortable and safe. With our year-round, near-perfect weather and an unlimited supply of oneof-a-kind venues, we are excited to showcase some of the options that await you as Los Angeles prepares to welcome back groups.

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Sippin With Students

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

You’re invited! Please join us on Tuesday, April 13th, at 4:00 pm PST, for the PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter - Sippin with Students. We look forward to seeing you! More information coming soon

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Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Job hunting is difficult no matter what skill level or trade. Throw in COVID-19 and how it’s affected the events industry and we now must rethink how we market ourselves. This Student Insight Series discusses how to take on these challenges via job hunting strategies and suggestions for the current Meetings & Events Industry job market.

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June 2021

PCMA Chapters Run/Walk Challenge

June 7 - July 7

All PCMA Chapters are coming together for the month leading up to PCMA EduCon to celebrate all that PCMA is doing for our communities; to foster engagement with members, to promote collaboration across chapters, to generate fun competition/rivalry, and to support our industry friends who were impacted by the pandemic. All proceeds from this run will go to the PCMA Foundation to support our many industry friends who were hard hit by COVID-19. If you do not want to run…

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August 2021

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres

August 15 @ 1:10 pm - 4:30 pm MST
Chase Field, 401 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Please join us IN-PERSON on Sunday, August 15th for the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres at 1:10pm MT game. Suite tickets are limited – first come first serve. When: Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 1:10 PM (MT) Please register by August 12. What: Watch the game and network with your industry peers in a private SUITE at this PCMA Southwest & Pacific Chapter Event Who: Hospitality Industry Professionals and guests.  PCMA SWP Chapter Members are $10.00. Non-Members and Guests/Family will be $20.00 per person (up to 3 guests). Registering…

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PCMA Visionary Awards

August 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

PCMA Foundation honors exceptional industry stars for their significant contributions to their organizations and the business events community. PCMA will be honoring the recipients of 2020-2021. The Visionary Awards will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Hilton Washington, Washington DC. More details to come.

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