— New York City to Welcome 600+ Meeting Planners and Suppliers to New York Marriott Marquis June 11–14, 2017—

St. Louis, MO (June 29, 2016) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, announced this morning at PCMA’s Education Conference in St. Louis that New York City will be the host city partner of the 2017 PCMA Education Conference June 11–14, 2017. The announcement was made during this morning’s closing breakfast by Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, who was accompanied on stage by Scott Nadeau, general manager of the New York Marriott Marquis. Also attending the announcement in St. Louis were Jerry Cito, senior vice president of Convention Development at NYC & Company, and Matt Pizzimenti, director of Sales and Marketing at the New York Marriott Marquis, whose hotel will be the host of next year’s conference.  

“We are thrilled that New York City has been chosen as the host city for the 2017 PCMA Education Conference,” said Dixon. “With unprecedented growth in new hotels, event venues, attractions and incentives for delegates, I look forward to welcoming the PCMA community to see all that is new in New York City next year.”

“PCMA is truly the leader in global meetings and conventions and drives innovation in our industry,” said Nadeau. “We stand ready to welcome PCMA as a host city partner in 2017 and look forward to showing the attendees our hotels and what New York City has to offer.”

The PCMA Education Conference is an annual conference hosted by the Professional Convention Management Association that is attended by meeting planners and industry suppliers. The multi-day program features a series of networking and educational sessions that highlight leading strategies for business events, key industry-shaping trends and how meeting planners can lend their expertise to help achieve organizational goals and objectives.

“New York City is a perfect destination for PCMA’s diverse global audience,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO. “The Marriott Marquis’ Times Square location and flexible event space will ensure that our 2017 Education Conference participants have an optimal education and networking experience.”

In 2015 New York City welcomed 6.1 million meetings and convention delegates. With more than 109,000 hotel rooms and unprecedented growth in new hotels, event venues, attractions and infrastructure investments, the City’s five boroughs offer many unique options for planners to Make it NYCTM.

“Working together with PCMA, I look forward to making next year’s conference a great success for our partners,” said Cito. “We invite everyone from PCMA to see why New York City truly remains an attractive destination to host a meeting, convention or event of any size.”

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About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit

About Professional Convention Management Association
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides its 6,000+ members with a community of like-minded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, with members in more than 39 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA website at


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