Chapter News

A Success in Charlotte!

Message from Molly Johnson- PCMASE President 2022

If you couldn’t attend the February 17 & 18, chapter meeting in Charlotte, you missed an incredible event!

The chapter’s first meeting in North Carolina and first two-day event was bursting with networking opportunities and a vast lineup of education beginning with some impressive insights from Tracy Montross with American Airlines on the future of group travel; an enlightening session on contracts with Attorney, Sam Erkonen; a charcuterie tutorial from Caesar’s Entertainment which led into an informative F&B panel with professors from Johnson & Wales University.

And that was just Day One!

Day two culminated with a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion panel with honored speakers: Cleo Battle, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism; Connie Kinnard, VP of Multicultural Tourism Development with the Greater Miami CVB; Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO of Destination DC and Sherrif Karamat, PCMA President & CEO. Santiago Aguirre-Montoya, Global Membership Manager at IGLTA joined us virtually. These industry leaders shared their diverse backgrounds and how the event industry can lead the way to create a more inclusive world. We are all Better Together!

L to R: Neil Hibbert, Elliott Ferguson, Cleo Battle, Molly Johnson, Connie Kinnard, and Sherrif Karamat

Thanks to our Host Sponsor, Visit Charlotte, and our A/V sponsor, EZAV for making this meeting a success. Also, much applause and revelry to our exhibitors and everyone who attended.

Thank you to our members who responded to a chapter survey which helped guide the board in planning this event in North Carolina. We value your feedback and support of our chapter!

All the sessions referenced are available digitally. Please reach out to Molly Johnson, PCMASE President if interested in learning how to obtain access: [email protected]

To learn more about being considered for a future meeting/event venue or destination, please contact Jennifer Holt, PCMASE Chair of Live Event Experience if: [email protected]

Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Jacky ListonA Success in Charlotte!