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October Educational Program
October 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
The PCMA Southeast Chapter is excited to continue expanding our Educational Events within our chapter’s region. Even if you cannot make it to this event, why not forward it to a friend or colleague? Thank you for sharing the exciting news!
Join us Wednesday, October 2 at the NEW Margaritaville Resort Orlando located in Kissimmee, Florida for the PCMA SE October Educational Program and Luncheon. Learn more about PCMA and engagement from the President & CEO of PCMA, Sherrif Karamat, CAE. Special thanks to our Program Sponsor, Visit Seattle.
All Planners in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a two-night stay at the Margaritaville Resort!
Get ready for a fun afternoon with a community service opportunity, Keynote presentation by Sherrif Karamat, CAE, President & CEO of PCMA on the organization and engagement. Be sure to participate in our CSR activity to help children in stressful emergency situations!
11:30am – 12:00pm: CSR: Stuffed Animals for Emergencies: Join the PCMA SE Chapter help make stuffed animals to hand out to children during stressful situations!
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Educational Program with Special Guest Speaker: President & CEO of PCMA, Sherrif Karamat, CAE
THE REGISTRATION FEE IS $15. TO REGISTER, CLICK THE REGISTRATION LINK AND CHOOSE THE LIVE STREAMING OPTION. ONCE REGISTERED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO JOIN THE EVENT. A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR SHEPARD AV FOR MAKING THE ONLINE OPTION POSSIBLE.
Note: Live Streaming is for the one-hour Educational Program only.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando is offering a very special guest room rate of $149 for October 1 – October 3, 2019. Limited availability! CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION LINK
The Power of Partnerships to Elevate Your Events and the Community
It is said that “if you want to go fast, you go alone but if you want to go far, you go together.” No statement is truer for the Business events industry as it serves as a platform for addressing complex global business and societal challenges with the power to transform industries and communities for the better. This requires collaboration at every level from internal stakeholders to partners to even competitors in your space. Sherrif Karamat will highlight global trends and how cross-industry collaboration drives new business and social good.
- Describe major global factors that are creating new economic, societal and environmental challenges
- Recognize that events have the power to not only drive positive business outcomes but help improve communities
- Explore opportunities to collaborate with existing and new partners to make an even greater, lasting impact
About the Presenter:
Sherrif Karamat, CAE, is President and Chief Executive Officer of PCMA. Karamat also serves as President of the PCMA Foundation and Publisher of Convene magazine. As CEO, Karamat leads the vision, mission and promise for PCMA’s global family of brands. Karamat serves the greater business events industry as a prominent business architect, enabling our community to become a catalyst for economic and social progress, organizational success, and personal and professional development. In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer, Karamat led the development and implementation of PCMA’s new vision: driving global economic and social transformation through business events. In addition to his responsibilities at executive level, Karamat also directed streamlining of PCMA’s content creation and delivery channels into one organization. He oversaw partnership, business services, membership, business development and technology teams. As part of PCMA’s growth strategy, Karamat has led a major data intelligence program and played a key role in the 2017 acquisition of Incentive Conference & Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP). A leader in the business events industry, Karamat previously served as Vice President of Business Sales and Services for Toronto Convention & Visitors (Tourism Toronto). He has served on various boards and is currently a director on the Destination International Board of Trustees. Karamat is a life-long learner. In addition to completing his bachelor’s degree and Masters of Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Canada, he has completed postgraduate certificate programs at Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. At Harvard Business and Law School, he completed a program on strategic negotiations for senior executives and a program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one on data intelligence and big data.
Margaritaville Resort Oralndo
8000 Fins Up Circle
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Driving Directions: Click Here for Google Directions
- Turn into main entrance near Island H20 Waterpark
- Follow road to roundabout
- Take 3rd exit on roundabout
- Stop at guard gate and inform the guard that you are here for PCMA event
- Drive straight up to the porte-cochere
- Park your car with our valet team
- Enter the main lobby and Event will be in Seagrass Dining Room
- Valet Parking
- Day of event – Complimentary
- Overnight Valet Parking – $20 Per Night
- No Self-Parking at this time
Attire: Business casual
Professional Member: $25.00
Associate Professional Member: $25.00
Supplier Partner Member: $60.00
Associate Supplier Partner Member: $60.00
Faculty Member: $60.00
Student Member: $25.00
Non-Member Planner: $45.00
Non-Member Supplier $75.00
Non-Member Faculty $75.00
Non-Member Student $30.00
Onsite Registration $50.00 for Planners; $85.00 for Suppliers
We have a LIMITED number of complimentary tickets available for this program!*
Join us to learn more about PCMA and earn valuable CEUs for attending this event.
Contact Mary Cline, Director of Membership to claim your ticket. Special thanks to Cobb County Travel & Tourism for sponsoring!
*If you have already attended one of our events this year using the complimentary offer from Cobb Travel & Tourism, we look forward to having you join us as a registered guest. Please allow another non-member this complimentary opportunity.
About the CSR Activity:
Activity: During the networking registration portion of this event, we will stuff and dress stuffed animals, and write cards of encouragement to children in need. The stuffed animals and cards will be donated to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, as they are in need of stuffed animals to provide to children during stressful situations. A representative from the Osceola County Sheriff’s office will attend the luncheon and share a little about what we can do to help children in our local community.
PCMA Southeast is an approved CMP provider. This Program has been approved for 1:00 clock hours for CMP-IS Domain: Strategic Planning.
Don’t delay! Online registration closes at 12pm on Monday, September 30. You do not want to miss this PCMA SE Program!
Thank you to our sponsors: