Chapter News

Convince Your Boss Letter

Dear (NAME), PCMA is the leader in education for business events professionals around the world. PCMA New York Area Chapter (NYPCMA) Winter Program will offer an invaluable attendee experience and education to business event professionals. For this event, NYPCMA will offer an intimate, small group learning experience that encourages a more organic approach to networking

CSR Activities

FEBRUARY 2020 February 22, 2020 marks the date for our next NYPCMA Community Service Activity.        What we’ll be doing? Volunteers will be collecting, sorting, and packaging items, doing food preparation and meal service. Please be punctual and be able to lift 10-50 pounds up and down one flight of steps. Logistics: Date: Saturday,

PCMA Convening Leaders’ Content Studios Return in 2020

When PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 comes to San Francisco’s recently expanded and renovated Moscone Center, Jan. 5–8, it will be bringing back a studio approach to immersive-learning environments that it launched in 2019. To learn more about this see


NYPCMA is pleased to Announce the winner of the 2019 Scholarship Recipient If you follow NYPCMA on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, then you have experienced the creativity, humor, and passion for our industry that erupt from NYPCMA’s social media coordinator, Janene Machado. From the moment she joined the marketing committee, her positive energy and

What Meeting Planners can do to remove waste

One of the biggest takeaways from the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) research into ending food waste in commercial kitchens was the need to clearly better communicate with meeting planners about the multiple ways in which they could use their role to reduce food waste, said WWF’s Monica McBride. To read more about this see

2020 New NYPCMA Board

President – Anastasia (Stacey) Courtney (Modern Language Association) President Elect – Jimmy Le (IEEE Communications Society) Treasurer/Secretary – Jacqueline Huang (Omni Hotels & Resorts) Immediate Past President – Diane Brady (BCD Meetings & Events ) Directors: Matt Pizzimenti, (Marriott Marquis) – Marketing Janene Machado,  (deBanked) –  Programs Marisa Blank,  (Tourism LA Convention and Visitors Bureau) – Membership John Teehan, (IEEE) –  Sponsorship

Nation’s Busiest Convention Center Expansion Moves Forward

By Jamie Bialor It’s been about 2.5 years since the Javits Center broke ground on the expansion project. With the facility slated to open on schedule in the first quarter of 2021, we thought this would be a good time to check-in and get an update on the construction. The design of the new building

Accessibility Resources for Meetings

 PHYSICAL ACCESS ADA Building Regulations for Physical Access Restaurant Accessibility  ETIQUETTE Best practices for interacting with people with disabilities  MARKETING Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Social Media Tips Email Accessibility Tips Guidelines for Writing About People With Disabilities  MEETING PLANNERS Meeting Planners Check-list & Guide Examples of Accessible Information Transparency Bronx Zoo Theatres Museum Attraction Restaurant

Mindful Meetings Matter in Vancouver

Mindful meetings are one of the most talked-about crazes in the conference world, and there’s nowhere better to test out the trend than Vancouver. The city’s raw beauty inspires a local lifestyle heavily geared towards health and wellness, and delegates will find it surprisingly easy to slip into a mindful lifestyle upon arrival. After emerging

Summer Mixer

NYPCMA Summer Social: Conversations, Connections, and Cocktails Last week we gathered at the beautiful farm-to-table BlackBarn bar in Chelsea for the NYPCMA Summer Social. The event attracted a great mix of attendees, with some coming from as far away as Texas. New members mingled with long-standing members, including three past-presidents (hello Fun, Rocky, and Karin!). Mixing, mingling, and


One of the most iconic structures in the Northeast is Sky Tower at Mohegan Sun. Now at the highest levels of Sky Tower, guests can take advantage of an all-new VIP experience. The 36 floor hotel, featuring 1,200 rooms, hundreds of suites and one of the most alluring hotel lobbies in the world, has officially

EPCAT – NYPCMA charity for 2019!

For those who attended GMID 2019, you saw the enormity of how sex trafficking has impacted our industry. ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children. We work at all levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and conducting a wide range of

NYPCMA Celebrates 25!

Come help us celebrate our silver anniversary and share on our theme of connectedness.

Kalahari Is Growing

The all-under-one roof convention adventure Is growing - with more flexible space opening In late 2019

Welcome to Denver

A vibrant outdoor city of urban adventure, sunshine, a thriving cultural scene and diverse neighborhoods

WE WANT YOU! Join an NYPCMA Committee Today

by Chris Achacoso, Melbourne Convention Bureau / NYPCMA Marketing Director Volunteers are the lifeblood of NYPCMA – and we’d love your help in taking the chapter to the next level! We invite you to join us to bring education, networking and programming to the New York metro area’s brightest and best meetings industry all-stars. Make

Meet Meagan Prescott, NYPCMA Sponsorship Director

by Lumi Hilchey, Atout France / NYPCMA Marketing Committee Chair NYPCMA welcomes our new incoming Sponsorship Director, Meagan Prescott – and she shares her thoughts on our chapter, her work, and some fun tidbits. Take it away, Meagan! What inspired you to become an NYPCMA member? I’ve always valued education and networking, and am lucky

A Look Back at our Wellness Event

Many thanks to our Program Committee, venue sponsor PuntoSpace, our friends at 1Hotels and Fit with Fun (led by NYPCMA President-elect Fun Lee) for our successful Wellness Event on Wednesday July 12th.

Vertical Marketing – A Case Study!

London Tech Week: a week-long showcase of tech innovation and success in Europe’s leading technology hub, with global leaders sharing expertise and knowledge in hundreds of venues across London.

Nominations for the NYPCMA 2018 Board of Directors

Volunteerism is the key component to the continued success of our chapter and PCMA. Consider the benefits of becoming a chapter leader: Personal and professional growth Networking Earn points to qualify for the CMP exam, or to re-certify Demonstrate your commitment to our industry and continued education Mentoring Be an exciting part of the New

Special Spotlight: PCMA EduCon in New York

NYPCMA is excited to welcome the best and brightest meeting and event professionals to the Big Apple, for the annual PCMA Education Conference – Where New Ideas and Event Design Converge – June 11-14, 2017. Connect with thought leaders and industry shakers as you learn the newest trends, experiences and ideas within our industry. On

Looking Ahead – Upcoming Chapter Events

by Chris Achacoso – Melbourne Convention Bureau As spring continues to bloom, NYPCMA is busy putting together fun and educational activities for meeting and event professionals! NYPCMA’s Second Annual Lip Sync Battle and Reception Wednesday, May 24th – 6:00 – 9:00 PM Subrosa 64 Ganservoort Street, New York Register here Mark your calendars for THE

Committee Spotlight – Marketing

by Chris Achacoso – Melbourne Convention Bureau and Lumi Hilchey – Atout France You know those weekly emails, newsletters, tweets, photos, and Facebook posts? That’s all thanks to the wonderful team of the NYPCMA Marketing Committee. Our committee makes sure our Chapter members are informed on the latest news, upcoming events, trends, and more education

Missed out on Education Day?

by Chris Achacoso – Melbourne Convention Bureau and Lumi Hilchey – Atout France Don’t worry – we got you covered! Thanks to our friends at SlidesLive, we’re able to provide you with the recorded panel sessions from our insightful breakouts during this year’s Education Day. Learn something new and feel free to share with your

A Look Back at Our Recent NYPCMA Events

by Lumi Hilchey – Atout France and Helen Kang – Korea Tourism Organization Our chapter has been off to a roaring start this year, with two exciting programs showcasing NYPCMA’s commitment to cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the highlights and photos! NYPCMA Education Day

President’s Corner

by Jessica Levin –  NYPCMA President / Seven Degrees Communications Somehow the first quarter of 2017 has flown with a number of successful events for the chapter. On April 6th we celebrated GMID and recognized our contributions to the industry and the global economy. The next few months are sure to be exciting. On May