Students and Rising Industry Professionals are invited to participate in PCMA’s Student Insight Series

Join PCMA Chapters in our new collaborative Student Insight Series where students and young professionals from across North America can learn from a panel of established industry experts.

This first session will cover Emerging from COVID – How the Events Industry Can Bounce Back in which our panelists will discuss their recovery experiences from past situations such as 9/11, Ebola, SARS and more.

Registration is complimentary.

Date: August 26th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CENTRAL TIME

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12:00 pm – 12:50 pm: Panel Discussion

12:50 pm – 1:00 pm: Q&A with Panel

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Facilitated Breakout Groups


Julie Smith, CEM, CTA, Senior Vice President, Exhibition Sales, GES Cypress, CA

Terrance Frederick, Director Of Group Sales, Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA

Chirag Patel, CMP, Senior Meetings Manager, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Westmont, IL

Brad Kent, Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Office, Visit Dallas, Dallas, TX

Joy Womack, CMP, Director, Operations, Meetings and Events, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Washington, D.C.


Phillip Ridley, CMP, Meetings Manage, Emergency Nurses Association, Schaumburg, IL

Questions? Email


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