Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Past Events

June 11 & 12 - Spring Socials

We celebrated "Spring in Italy" (well, in Ottawa actually) and enjoyed a "Taste of High Tea" with the "King" (at The King Edward Hotel to be honest) as our PCMA Canada East Chapter enjoyed our annual Spring Socials.  These are a great event at which to informally reconnect with members and meet potential new members.

Our Thanks to our Social Hosts: Travel Alberta and Biagio's Italian Kitchen in Ottawa and The King Edward Hotel and Deerhurst Resort in Toronto.  We couldn't have done it without you!

April 16 & 17 - Innovations in Presentation Technology - Staying in the Know about Emerging Trends

Attract!   Engage!   Enlighten!   Share!

Meeting Planners today are constantly looking for ways to “connect” with their audience and make any program or event impactful, insightful and relevant.  AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions hosted our recent April Education Programs in both Ottawa & Toronto to showcase and demonstrate the ever emerging trends that exist in the field of audio visual presentation technology.

From Fog Screen imaging to web-based, Click Share, the options are endless and ever changing.  Today’s evolving technologies allow planners to “connect” with an audience at a convention centre while also reaching participants “globally” around the world – all at the same time.

Please visit our April Event Technology Video to view the program presentation.

Our thanks to AVW-TELAV and their Product & Innovation Team representative (Andrew De La Cour  and Derek Anderson) for helping PCMA Canada East members & guests stay “in the know” about emerging technologies.


February 12 & 13 – Inner Technology : How Food Impacts The Brain At Meetings

Food for thought!  Who knew that there were certain foods that could actually stimulate your brain and help you be more alert…besides a hit of caffeine!  At this program our featured guest speaker, Chef Nelson Borges, Director of Food & Beverage at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, introduced the science behind how certain foods interact with our brain and the impact this can have on the level of attentiveness we maintain throughout the day.  Super foods are not only a healthy choice but they also help sustain energy levels, aid memory/recall and support your ability to perform complex tasks.

The right food choices at your next meeting will help ensure your delegates remain engaged and alert so be sure to include items such as Oatmeal, walnuts, apples, blueberries, soybeans, chicken, salmon, kale, asparagus and yes…even coffee… at your next conference or meeting.

Our thanks to Chef Borges for his time and expertise.  We would also like to thank our Program Sponsors: The Delta Ottawa City Centre, AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Services, Porter Airlines, The Westin Harbour Castle and PSAV Presentation Services.


Canada East Chapter