Student Insight Series: Taking on a Pandemic Career Search

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.

Day of Diversity – Brunch Queen, a featured short film

Hosted by local Vancouver Drag Superstar, Symone Says, and together with PCMA Canada West, we invite you for an exclusive interview and viewing of their short film " Brunch Queen". It's a humorous and poignant exploration of love and aging in the LGBTQ community.

PCMA Canada West Student Information Panel

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021 Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm PST/ 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST Location: Via Zoom (link will be emailed to you after registering) Are you a student that excited about a career in events and hospitality, but worried about the pandemic’s impact on the industry? PCMA Canada West is pleased to host a


Sippin’ With Students

You never know when a casual coffee chat could change the course of your career. Networking is one of the best ways to find a new job, but it’s also an effective and exciting way to keep expanding your connections, even when you’re not job hunting.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 21, at 4pm PST, for Sippin with Students, hosted by the Southwest & Pacific Chapter of PCMA. Register now to gain tips and valuable advice in an informal setting from a group of successful event professionals while collaborating with other PCMA student members.


New Membership Orientation – 3rd Quarter 2021

Your membership with PCMA can put you on the right track to take your career to the next level. The information in this orientation program will help you to get started on your journey. PCMA is your gateway to the industry’s most relevant, cutting-edge information and knowledgeable leaders. So let’s get you prepped and ready to take full advantage of all we offer!
This will be an interactive session led by the membership chairs of our 17 North American Regional Chapters. New and prospective members will hear an overview of benefits, hear testimonials for their peers, and participate in breakouts for how to best utilize their membership.


Spark! 2021

PCMA Canada West is excited to bring back our signature event - Spark! in November. This event will be in a fully virtual format. 

GMID 2022

Vancouver Convention Centre 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia

Join us for the Global Meetings Industry Day at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Thursday, April 7th. HOW BIG TECH FOSTERS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION with Special Guest, Kati Quigley - Senior Director, Global Industry Marketing at Microsoft AGENDA 8:30-9:30 – Registration, Breakfast, Networking 9:30-9:45 – Welcome Announcement, Thank our Sponsors (Claire Smith) 9:45-10:30 – Kati

PCMA National Student Insight Series


The PCMA Student Insight Series aims to expose students to different aspects of the Business Events Industry and perspectives of working professionals at all career levels. This month’s topic: “Negotiating the best contract and how to maintain lasting relationships.” *VIRTUAL EVENT* Come ready with your questions! Panel: Moira O’Brien has been with McCormick Place Convention Center,


Cold Drinks, Hot Topics

The Flying Whale Waterfront Café at FlyOver Canada 999 Canada Place - Suite 201, Vancouver, British Columbia

PCMA Canada West Presents: Cold Drinks, Hot Topics! Calling all Tourism & Hospitality Professionals: Explore ways to navigate the current job market and find balance within the powershift. It's an exciting time within the industry - let's talk about it! Join us to discuss the following topics: An employer's perspective – Attracting new talent and


Hyatt Regency New Orleans 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA

PCMA EduCon 2022 will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans on June 5–8, 2022, and streaming LIVE from wherever you call home.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Create Meaningful Change For Your Events and Organization

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre 136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

Do you want your company or venue to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive, but just aren’t sure where to start? PCMA Canada West, in partnership with the PCMA Pacific Northwest Chapter and MPI Greater Calgary Club, is pleased to host an in-person event with thoughtful conversation around creating meaningful change for your events and