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The Canada West Chapter of PCMA serves the association, union and societal communities by enhancing the effectiveness of meetings, conventions, and exhibitions through member and industry education.

We are committed to providing our members with networking opportunities and promoting the value of the industry.

PCMA’s Canada West Chapter serves members from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.


PCMA Canada West Chapter is proud to offer our members
Continuing Education credit as a CMP Preferred Provider.

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January 2020

2020 Convening Leaders

January 5 - January 8
Moscone Centre, 747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 - San Francisco, CA

The 2020 Convening Leaders Conference will take place in San Francisco, CA's R. Mascone Convention Centre from January 5th - 8th. San Francisco is known as one of the most innovative cities in the world, and is the perfect venue to explore this year's theme: REACH. 

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Cold Drinks, Hot Topics: Kelowna

January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-6
Oak and Cru, Delta Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, BC, 1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3 Canada
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Every month we meet casually at a new exciting venue and discuss hot topics in our industry. Bring a friend, build your network and get a fresh perspective.

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IMPACT 2020: Canada’s Conference on Sustainability and Tourism

January 19 @ 9:30 am - January 22 @ 12:00 pm PST

There’s a shift happening towards sustainability in the tourism and travel industry. Join a collaborative national dialogue on innovation and the contribution of tourism to Canada’s sustainable future at the IMPACT Conference.

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March 2020

Cold Drinks, Hot Topics: Each For Equal

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-6
Stock & Supply at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites, 550 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6 Canada
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Every month we meet casually at a new exciting venue and discuss hot topics in our industry. Bring a friend, build your network and get a fresh perspective.

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ETU | Event Technology Update 2020 – POSTPONED

March 13

Event Technology Update brings leading technology providers together for one night to educate and update the meeting and event industry on the latest technology trends.

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April 2020

Global Meetings Industry Day | GMID 2020

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Join us online for GMID 2020, this Tuesday, April 14, 2020! Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is April 14. GMID was created to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the meetings & events industry. Each year, event professionals from around the world come together to raise the collective voice of our community. In 2020, GMID will look very different. Due to advice from WHO, Health Canada and governments around the world, we’re not encouraging live events…

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Virtual Cold Drinks, Hot Topics

April 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

During this extremely challenging time for our industry, we want to stay connected with you and share in ‘The Happiest Hour’ together -  a fun and engaging virtual version of our ‘Cold Drinks, Hot Topics’ event series. Register today and a Zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the virtual event! 

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May 2020

#NotCOVIDRelated Education Series: Plant Based Eating

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Join Canada West Chapter - PCMA and our friends at Edmonton Tourism for a #NotCOVIDRelated Educational Webinar about Plant-Based Eating! 

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Virtual Cold Drinks, Hot Topics

May 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST Location: Via Zoom Cost: Free (by donation of PCMA Industry Relief Fund) Theme: Movie Madness   Join us for the second virtual edition of our popular networking series “Cold Drinks, Hot Topics”. This month, we are challenging your movie trivia prowess while allowing you to kick back with the PCMA Canada West community and take a break from your day to day stress and challenges. We invite you to get involved by…

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Event Technology Update: Get Connected

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

Join MPI British Columbia Chapter ILEA Vancouver Canada West Chapter - PCMA and Fraser Valley Event Planning Association - FVEPA for the second in our series of Event Technology Update videos. This video interview will be a LIVE Zoom chat with John Biehler and Mike Agerbo, the hosts of the popular GetConnected TV and radio show. Learn about setting up your home office with the best quality sound and video equipment. Learn about creating a pod cast, radio or TV…

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