Returning to the city that hosted its first meeting 50 years ago, the Professional Convention Management Association drew more than 3,000 attendees to its annual meeting in Philadelphia, held January 8 to 11. PCMA's 2005 chairman, Gregg Talley, CAE, president, Talley Management Group Inc., Mt. Royal, N.J., estimated that the economic impact of the PCMA meeting in Philadelphia over the next 10 years would be $200 million to $300 million in new meeting business. Talley also announced that ...

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