After 20 years, San Francisco was awarded the opportunity to host the 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders Annual Conference once again. As the world's largest, most respected network of business event strategists, San Francisco Travel Association, the host city’s local convention and visitor bureau, was responsible for delivering a variety of support including the Welcome and Closing Events along with a comprehensive transportation plan.
Our scope rapidly expanded as SF Travel recognized the need for a full-service production company to help create, design, manage and execute seamless event experiences for the large attendee base. Working alongside their team, we:
The opening night party for PCMA Convening Leaders in San Francisco was amazing! Hartmann Studios took a blank industrial pier on the water and converted it into an amazing venue. Each area represented a different neighborhood of San Francisco, not just the food (which was incredible) but also the décor and the entertainment–singers from the Castro, artists from the Mission, chefs from Japantown and musicians from Chinatown. Everything tied together and no detail was missed–it was a fantastic night.
The opening party at San Francisco’s Pier 48 brought together the best of the city under two tents! My fellow attendees & I were able to eat all the iconic food from San Francisco, from the sushi of Chinatown to the Italian food from the Mission – there was something for every palate – from the adventurous to the more tame. Entertainment was also a huge part of the event – from the entertainers from the show Beach Blanket Babylon to the Chinese Dragon dancers – we were able to get a taste of the entire city in just a few hours. I had a first time attendee with me and they were very impressed by the production value and how well it was all set up, but I knew it was just one more awesome event from the team at Hartmann Studios.
The PCMA 2020 Convening Leaders Welcome Reception was my all-time favorite! Hartmann delivered on every detail for the urban hike through San Francisco. The creativity in the lighting, décor, furniture, and entertainment made for an amazing experience for our guests and a true delight to see the surprises unfold! And then a private Maroon 5 concert at a brand new, state-of-the-art facility…San Francisco Travel picked the right partner to deliver one of the best Convening Leaders ever. We are so thankful to Hartmann Studios for bringing their best at Convening Leaders.