Broward County, FL – Meeting industry leaders from all over the world will be converging on Fort Lauderdale to find out how to “Empower the Experience” at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) 2015 EduCon. The conference will be held at Broward County Convention Center, June 14-17, 2015.


This three day conference is creating an engaging experience that has something for everyone. With a focus on “Experiences that Empower,” attendees will walk-away knowing what makes the most memorable experience - from different room sets, visuals and learning opportunities - and they‘ll have the opportunity to personally discover what matters the most to their audience.  The conference also dives into exchanging ideas through crowd sourced learning. The conference facilitator, Adrian Segar will guide attendees through a three-part engagement series, showcasing how to create a personalized learning experience for their own conference attendees.


Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA represents 6,500 meeting industry leaders throughout the globe. With 17 chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico, members include planner and trade show/exhibit professionals, suppliers, faculty, students and Emeritus making them the leading organization for meeting and event professionals.


“We are excited to welcome PCMA’s 2015 EduCon to our sunny shores,” says Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “This important conference gives meetings and conventions buyers the opportunity to see for themselves the fantastic way that Greater Fort Lauderdale rolls out the red-carpet for conventions and what their delegates will experience when they bring their next event back to us.  And since attendance at this year’s conference is record-breaking, according to PCMA, we know these delegates are excited to find out about our destination.  We hope attendees and their families will find time to enjoy our Blue Wave Beaches, miles of Intracoastal Waterways and charming canals, as well as all the rich cultural options our great destination has to offer.”


Nicki E. Grossman will be addressing the 650 delegates attending the conference from as far as India, Israel, Denmark, Singapore, Spain, Japan, Italy, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, UK, Scotland, Canada and 42 states across the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. PCMA has contracted room blocks for delegates at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina and Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel and other area hotels. Broward County can expect an estimated economic impact of nearly $1 million directly from hosting this meeting, and delegates represent more than $500 million in potential new conventions for the area.


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