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The Greater Midwest Chapter of the Professional Convention Management Association (GMC PCMA) was founded in 1993 and serves the Midwest region of the United States including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. GMC offers a variety of educational meetings as well as networking opportunities.

Our interaction with other hospitality industry professionals through events such as our Membership Connections, Community Service Projects, and our Annual Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser also serve to provide our members and other industry colleagues with excellent events at which to network while serving the community.

 

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

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October 2017

Chicago Student Day

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 6:30 pm CDT
DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Register now for our Chicago Student Day!

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November 2017

GMC Annual Business Meeting & Educational Program

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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AMC Theater

Spend the afternoon with us at our Annual Business Meeting where we will honor our 2017 award winners, celebrate our Chapter’s successes, and recognize our volunteer committee members for their efforts this past year. Then learn how to get the most out of our teams during our best-in-class speaker presentation.

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GMC PCMA Bowl-a-Thon

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Lucky Strike, 322 E Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Bowl-a-thon

Join us for our most anticipated fundraising & networking event of the year! Bowl-a-Thon is sure to be an extraordinary evening of bowling, networking with your industry peers, and bidding on great prizes and packages. This year’s event will feature a silent auction, raffles, and wine pull. These are vital components of our fundraising efforts for the year as 60 percent of the event proceeds will go directly to our charity, Inspiration Corporation, 25 percent to GMC new education initiatives, 10 percent to student initiatives, and 5 percent to the PCMA Education Foundation.

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December 2017

GMC PCMA Holiday Mixer

December 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST
Studio Paris, 59 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Save the Date! More details to follow. Free for planners, $25 for suppliers.

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January 2018

2018 PCMA Convening Leaders

January 7, 2018 - January 10, 2018
Nashville Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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We’re cranking up the volume at 2018 PCMA Convening Leaders. Plug in and discover the Grand Ole Land of Innovation and Opportunities along with more than 4,200 of your colleagues in Nashville this January.​

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