RCMA's 32nd World Conference & Exposition in January 2004 will convene in an outstanding city — Pittsburgh. Among its many attributes, Pittsburgh is a city of bridges. Appropriately, the theme of bridges is evident in the architecture of Pittsburgh's new state-of-the-art convention center. The value of bridges to this “three rivers” city is obviously very high.

Bridges connect the city. Neighborhoods, businesses, and sporting venues all benefit from these connections. Bridges are anchored on deep foundations enabling movement and across the troubled waters of swiftly moving rivers.

Bridges are not made for parking. They are made for crossing to a desired location on the other side.

Our 2004 conference will offer bridges to new ideas, opportunities, and benefits. Meeting planners and providers will walk over the bridge of connection. Formal and informal business arrangements often result from these meetings. Our conference tutorials and programs are the foundational anchors bridging us over the uncertain waters of contracting, planning, and arranging meetings. Our education should never end. Someone said, “Life is now in session. Are you present?”

RCMA Executive Director DeWayne S. Woodring will introduce expanded programming to this year's conference, which will mean many other bridges to enthusiastically support you and your organization.

Humorist Will Rogers made the following observation: “Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.”

Come to Pittsburgh, the city of bridges, January 27-30, 2004, and cross over to success.