Chicago. Today the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) launched its 20 in their twenties campaign, aiming to find the best and brightest young professionals in the meetings industry.
PCMA is intent on twisting the traditional concept of leadership – discovering and recognizing those emerging leaders who are pushing boundaries and executing at a level beyond their years – with ideas, wisdom and expertise that will help move our industry forward.
“PCMA is committed to innovation and looking towards the future. This campaign allows us to demonstrate that commitment by recognizing the industry’s future leaders, while also giving them the chance to show the industry their talents,” said Deborah Sexton, President & CEO, PCMA.
PCMA will provide an engagement point, education and financial support to these selected young professionals, who may otherwise not have a chance to take advantage of PCMA offerings.
Applicants will be reviewed by a diverse PCMA member task force that will include current Emerging Leaders. Applications are due by October 31, 2013.
The professionals selected will receive complimentary 2014 Convening Leaders and Education Conference registration, $1,500 for travel expenses, as well as discounted registration to attend Convening Leaders and Education Conference until they reach the age of 30. Recipients will also receive complimentary membership for 2014 and discounted membership until they reach age 30. They will have the opportunity to be paired with a member of the PCMA Board of Directors, Foundation Board of Trustees, or Past Leaders for three face to face or virtual mentoring sessions to assist in further development of their innovation and career.
Recipients will be recognized at Convening Leaders in January, as well as in Convene Magazine and other PCMA communications.