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 June 03, 2014
PCMA Brings High Level Summit To Lisbon

 The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is continuing its mission of bringing the highest-level, global meetings community together in a format that breaks down traditional paradigms and fosters innovative thinking in meetings. This year the Global Professionals Conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, August 26-28, 2014.

"Last year was our first experience holding an educational event with the content focused on a specific region of the world -- Asia/Pacific. Attendees were focused on strategies and solutions that drives their business, increasing engagement and clearly positioning meetings as strategically important to their overall organizations' success. This year we have built upon the successes of the Asia-Pacific program and we've got a phenomenal program in place for meeting executives looking to educate themselves and getting the most out of meeting in Europe," said PCMA Chief Operating Officer, Sherrif Karamat.

The 2014 program features an engaging workshop with author and award winning speaker Oscar van Weerdenburg, where he will guide attendees through the intricacies of cross-cultural negotiations. Additionally, Sony Kapoor, Managing Director of the think tank Re-Define, will give the opening keynote address on the Euro-Economic landscape and what it means for meetings and events.

The Lisbon Congress Centre (PCMA member since 2010) has partnered with PCMA to put on this event.

Professional Convention Management Association

PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,000+ members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries.


Lisbon Congress Centre

The Lisbon Congress Centre is a place of excellence, which annually receives prestigious events and attracts thousands of visitors to Lisbon, contributing actively to thrive the Lisbon economically in the meeting industry.

The Congress Centre has 8 Auditoria, 5 Pavilions, 34 meeting rooms with a total of 29.000 sqm.

Since 1989 the Lisbon Congress Centre has hosted the largest international events held in Portugal. According to the ICCA ranking, last year, 125 international association congresses were held in Lisbon, 19 more than in 2012, many of whom were hosted at Lisbon Congress Centre.