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PCMA Names Host Cities for Convening Leaders 2022 and 2023

The organization will take its annual meeting to Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio.

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Caesars Forum will host Convening Leaders in 2022

The Professional Convention Management Association has selected Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio, to host its 2022 and 2023 Convening Leaders meetings, respectively. The organization's 2020 Convening Leaders will take place this coming Jan. 5-8 in San Francisco's Moscone Center, and the 2021 event will be held Jan. 10-13 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

The Las Vegas meeting, which will run Jan. 9-12, 2022, notably will take place at Caesars Forum, the $375 million conference facility still under construction on the Center Strip. Although the venue isn't expected to open until March 2020, Caesars Entertainment already has booked more than a million room nights and $390 million in business at the venue, with a number of the shows being high-profile events for meeting professionals. Caesars Forum will host upcoming annual gatherings for Cvent, Meeting Professionals International, HelmsBriscoe and ConferenceDirect, as well as PCMA.

"We are collaborating with two incredible host-city partners, each with their own inspirational story on how they are transforming their organizations and communities through business events," said Sherrif Karamat, CAE, president and CEO of the association. "Caesars Entertainment has demonstrated its commitment to the economic and social power of business events with the opening of Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, while the world is watching how Columbus is using business events as a catalyst for its prosperity as a smart city of the future."

The Greater Columbus Convention Center will be the site of the 2023 Convening Leaders, from Jan. 8-11. The city recently beat out 77 other cities competing for a $40 million federal grant to reinvent its entire transportation system.

"Columbus is a city on the rise, and we cannot wait to welcome PCMA attendees in 2023 and show them how we are transforming the meetings industry," said Brian Ross, Experience Columbus president and CEO.