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 February 19, 2009
Hawai'i Convention Center Receives Chairman's Award From PCMA

 The Hawai'i Convention Center was presented with the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) Chairman's Award on January 12 at PCMA's Annual Meeting held in New Orleans. The Center was one of PCMA's 11 strategic partners to have received the award.

The Chairman's Award honors those that have made a difference in the meetings and convention industry or have contributed in a positive way to setting a course that will favorably affect the travel industry. The recipient is selected by the PCMA Chairman of the Board.

"Our strategic partners make a tremendous impact on what we are able to deliver to PCMA members and the industry," said Nancy Elder, PCMA board chairman. "They make it possible for us to offer tools, education programs, and research that are vital to the success of PCMA members and our industry."

"We are very grateful to PCMA for this award and recognition," said Joe Davis, SMG general manager of the Hawai'i Convention Center. "Our involvement with PCMA is extremely important to us and we benefit greatly from the resources that they provide as well as the many relationships that we have fostered over the years."

As a PCMA strategic partner, the Hawai'i Convention Center can optimize the available assets that each partner provides such as the latest advancements in facility technology and industry networking. Additionally, the partnership provides team access to the most senior level meeting planners in association, corporate, tradeshows, and independent meeting markets and additional exposure on the PCMA Web site and at events. The PCMA's other strategic partners are as follows:

• American Express
• Canadian Tourism Commission
• The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Federal Ex Office
• Freeman
• The Mexico Tourism Board
• Orlando/Orange County Convention Center & Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau
• PSAV Presentation Services
• Metro Toronto Convention Centre & Toronto Convention & Visitors Association