Registration for Five Co-Locating Events is Now Open


Registration for Five Co-Locating Events is Now Open

CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2022) -- Destinations International, PCMA and IAEE today announced that Power of Purpose--Business Events Industry Week 2023, a collaborative journey to unite the global business events industry, will take place March 7-9 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The second annual multi-day experience will offer five programs curated by Destinations International, PCMA and IAEE.

Co-locating events include:

2023 Showcase | Wednesday, March 8

*NEW* PCMA Foundation Fashion Show “Living in Color” | Wednesday, March 8

IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum and Reception | Wednesday - Thursday, March 8 - 9  

Destinations International’s Convention Sales and Services Summit | Thursday, March 9

PCMA’s Visionary Awards Reception and Program | Thursday, March 9

In response to stakeholder feedback to ensure a smooth and seamless customer journey, a centralized registration platform has been developed for all co-locating events. Registration is now open for all events at Power of Purpose.

Additionally, Destinations International will be hosting Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) courses March 4-7, 2023.  The CDME program prepares senior executives to thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies. For more information, please click here.

The 2022 inaugural Business Events Industry Week successfully delivered on the “Power of Purpose” (POP). More than 2,000 business events industry professionals convened to advance the role that gatherings of people with purpose play in the economic, social, and intellectual enrichment of people and communities everywhere.

Further details about all POP experiences will be shared during IAEE’s Expo! Expo! 2022 and PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2023.

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For all media inquiries, please contact:

Destinations International
Caitlyn Blizzard
[email protected]

Meghan Risch
[email protected]


Nicole Bowman, MBA, CEM

[email protected]

About Destinations International:
Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. For more information, visit destinationsinternational.org.

About PCMA:
PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

About PCMA Foundation
The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $900K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.

About IAEE

Trusted since 1928, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of more than 1,300 show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition supplier companies and over 12,000 individual members in 52 countries. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth.

IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovation education to its members and the industry. Along with the globally recognized Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) learning program and designation, IAEE has a strong focus on advocacy initiatives including activities with the Exhibitions Mean Business and Meetings Mean Business coalitions, US Travel Association, US Department of Labor, Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.

About the Author

Caitlyn Blizzard, CDMEVice President of CommunicationsDestinations International

About the Author

With a passion for advancing destinations and the travel and tourism industry worldwide, Caitlyn Blizzard has over 10 years of experience in the destination organization industry.

As the Vice President of Communications at Destinations International, the global trade association for convention and visitors bureaus and tourism boards, Blizzard leads the organization’s strategic communications which include managing the external and industry-focused messaging.

Prior to joining Destinations International, Blizzard spent five years at a mid-size CVB in Georgia leading the organization’s public relations and communications efforts which included working with local, regional and national media to promote the city as a premier destination.

When she isn’t checking off another bucket list destination on her travel list, Blizzard serves the D.C. community as a volunteer, is an avid reader, and enjoys playing tennis and exploring new attractions and restaurants.

Blizzard is a Florida native with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida.

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