PCMA Convening Leaders 2021 to Be Held in Houston

The city will have completed $2 billion in infrastructure improvements


The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) announced today Convening Leaders 2021 will be held in Houston on Jan. 10-13. The event will draw more than 4,200 global professionals to participate in three days of senior-level education, community building, and networking. 

The George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB), now with 1.2 million usable square feet, will be the headquarters of the event, and following the challenges of Hurricane Harvey, the announcement is welcome news. 

"It has been an epic year for Houston, starting with hosting Super Bowl 51, to working with PCMA and our state partners to defeat the so-called 'Texas bathroom Bill' and most recently dealing with the impacts of Hurricane Harvey," said Mike Waterman, executive vice president of Houston First Corporation and president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. "All of these events have made Houston stronger and better prepared moving forward. We look forward to welcoming PCMA to the new and improved Houston in 2021."

Convening Leaders attendees will be able to capitalize on the $2 billion dollars of infrastructure improvements in the city's downtown area -- including 40 new restaurants and more than 25 hotels with 8,000-plus hotel rooms. 

"As PCMA continues to expand our global reach, the international hub of Houston is a perfect destination to welcome our diverse Convening Leaders audience," said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO. "The Houston hospitality community has a passionate entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to success and, as we have all recently witnessed, a resilient can-do attitude that ensures the Convening Leaders possibilities will be limitless."

PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders will be held in Nashville, at the Music City Center. Registration is now open at conveningleaders.org.