NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced at PCMA’s Education Conference in St. Louis that New York City will be the host city partner of the 2017 PCMA Education Conference June 11–14, 2017. The announcement was made during the closing breakfast by Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, who was accompanied on stage by Scott Nadeau, general manager of the New York Marriott Marquis. Also attending the announcement in St. Louis were Jerry Cito, senior vice president of Convention Development at NYC & Company, and Matt Pizzimenti, director of sales and marketing at the New York Marriott Marquis, whose hotel will be the host of next year’s conference.

“We are thrilled that New York City has been chosen as the host city for the 2017 PCMA Education Conference,” said Dixon. “With unprecedented growth in new hotels, event venues, attractions and incentives for delegates, I look forward to welcoming the PCMA community to see all that is new in New York City next year.”

“PCMA is truly the leader in global meetings and conventions and drives innovation in our industry,” said Nadeau. “We stand ready to welcome PCMA as a host city partner in 2017 and look forward to showing the attendees our hotels and what New York City has to offer.”

The PCMA Education Conference is an annual conference hosted by the Professional Convention Management Association that is attended by meeting planners and industry suppliers. The multi-day program features a series of networking and educational sessions that highlight leading strategies for business events, key industry-shaping trends and how meeting planners can lend their expertise to help achieve organizational goals and objectives.

“New York City is a perfect destination for PCMA’s diverse global audience,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO. “The Marriott Marquis’ Times Square location and flexible event space will ensure that our 2017 Education Conference participants have an optimal education and networking experience.”

“Working together with PCMA, I look forward to making next year’s conference a great success for our partners,” said Cito. “We invite everyone from PCMA to see why New York City truly remains an attractive destination to host a meeting, convention or event of any size.”

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