PCMA joins Business Visits and Events Partnership

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has been approved to join the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP), an umbrella body that represents trade and professional associations in the UK events industry.

Ben Goedegebuure, International Board Member for the PCMA and Sales Director of the SECC
Ben Goedegebuure, International Board Member for the PCMA and Sales Director of the SECC
The association has gained the worldwide accolade for the quality of its education and there has seen a marked increase in interest from UK meeting and events professionals since the inaugural PCMA Global Corporate Summit was held in Scotland this summer.
 
The PCMA will become the twentieth member of the partnership.

Ben Goedegebuure, Sales Director of the SECC and International Board Member for the PCMA, said: "As an association we believe in working in partnerships, so joining the BVEP was a natural step to align ourselves with the UK industry.

"Europe remains a key market and the success of ‘The Glasgow Summit’ only underlined the genuine appetite there is out there for the association."
 
The BVEP held its October meeting in Glasgow at the SECC, hosted by both the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and Menzies Hotels.
 
"PCMA has earned a solid reputation for the quality of their education and brings to the table differing international perspective to where the UK industry is right now," said Michael Hirst, Chair of the Business Visits & Events Partnership.

"It was fitting to have confirmed the association’s membership in Glasgow, where they took their first step into the market."
 
The news comes following the PCMA’s partnership agreement to supply education at International Confex next year.

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