Speaker: Sherrif Karamat, CAE, BAS, MBA

Sherrif Karamat, CAE, BAS, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Sherrif Karamat, CAE, BAS, MBA is the Chief Operating Officer of PCMA. An industry leader in the business events industry, Karamat previously served as the Vice President of Business Sales and Services for Toronto Convention and Visitors Association (Tourism Toronto). 

In his role as COO, Karamat is a key member of the executive team of PCMA and is currently leading the implementation of PCMA’s global vision: Through education, we inspire, connect and innovate with the Business Events Community globally. In addition, his responsibilities covers all of PCMA's major revenue streams including strategic partnerships and alliances, PCMA's Media Group, and Memberships. As part of Karamat’s strategy for global development he consults with various national governments on the meetings, conventions and the business events industry.

Karamat has served on various boards and is currently a director on the Destinations International Foundation Board of Trustees.

Karamat is a life-long learner and in addition to completing his Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS) and MBA, he has completed various post graduate certificate programs at Wharton School of Business; Kellogg School of Business; University of Chicago; Harvard Business and Law School he completed a program on Strategic Negotiations for Senior Executives; and most recently a program at MIT on data intelligence and big data.