• Enjoy the View at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

    Smell the Roses

    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE

Recently opened in May 2015, the 460- acre Pittsburgh Botanic Garden has transformed 60 acres of land that was once mined, logged and farmed into a beautiful garden for all sorts of events. Perfect for those that enjoy a nice view, the Botanic Garden offers guided tours of the 2.5 miles of gardens, woodlands and attractions like the award-winning Lotus Pond, the Margaret Lawrence Simon Dogwood Meadow and the historic Heritage Homestead. The conference room features a long table, chairs, monitoring screen, a conference phone and a capacity of up to 30 people. There are a number of catering options ranging from buffet or sit-down meals to food trucks.  

PCMA’s flagship event, Convening Leaders, brought industry professionals from 36 countries to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 6-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “We built this conference around the theme Disrupt + Deliver because that’s what the industry needs and wants,’’ says PCMA President and CEO Sherriff Karamat. “We leave here with a greater commitment and better understanding of how business events can and must drive economic and social progress.’’


Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.


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