Global Scholarship Recipients

Helping PCMA Offer a Worldly Perspective

PCMA strives to create learning environments that bring in perspectives from all different backgrounds, cultures, and industries. One way it does so is through the PCMA Education Foundation’s global scholarship program.

Meeting professionals who are based outside North America and plan meetings outside their home country are eligible for the scholarship. Recipients get Convening Leaders registration, three to four nights’ accommodation, and a travel stipend of up to $1,000.

Every year, the Foundation awards more than 55 total scholarships — including the global scholarship — at Convening Leaders, and more than 70 scholarships overall.

“These scholarships offer an opportunity to build the community of our global audience and showcase even more education and learning experiments,” said Katie Yandell, global development specialist for PCMA. “They stay engaged after Convening Leaders, and frequently participate in our smaller events in the following years.”

For more information about the global scholarship program, contact

2016 PCMA Global Scholarship Winners

Nisan Bartov, Chief Operations Officer, CongressMed
Sin Ling Chua, Assistant Director, SingEx Exhibitions
Stefania Conti-Vecchi, Founder and CEO, Eventagist
Ivan Ferrari, CMP, General Manager, UBM
Emilie Fillod, Congress Coordinator, ECCO – The European CanCer Organisation
Michael Foreman, Founder, Kindology
Dr. Sarah Fores, General Secretary, EURO – Association of European Operational Research Societies
Louise Friis-Hansen, Manager, International Federation of Surveyors
Martin Jensen, Head of Global Congress and Event Management, Lundbeck A/S
Dr. Yuan-Kun Lee, Professor, National University of Singapore/International Union of Microbiological Societies
Juliane Leyva Gonzalez, Congress Manager, European College of Sport Science
Nata Nambatingué, ESC Congress Manager, European Society of Cardiology
Dr. Douglas Oliver, Ph.D., Professor, North-West University, Pharmacology for Africa
Gregoire Pavillon, Executive Director, European Association for the Study of the Liver
Alexander Rushton, Event Director, World Hepatitis Summit, World Hepatitis Alliance
Jack Sim, Founder, World Toilet Organisation Limited
Jeannie Techasiriwan, Special Events Assistant Director, Amway (Thailand) Ltd.
Niharika Verma, Special Events Assistant Director, Eventurist