PCMA and Meeting Professionals are leading the way with bigger, bolder events in 2022.

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)'s annual Convening Leaders conference was held in-person, boasting a stellar lineup of speakers such as Indra Nooyi, Ronan Farrow, Scott Galloway, and more. The event was attended by over 2,300+ people in-person and livestreamed to an audience of another 1,500 guests.

PCMA is leading the industry standard, creating memorable moments with exciting new hologram technology that makes virtual speakers appear live onstage! HWA has the contacts and experience to make a hologram happen at your next event.


Business powerhouse INDRA NOOYI was a tremendous success as a keynote speaker at PCMA. The globally renowned corporate innovator was in attendance as a hologram – beamed live from a state-of-the-art studio for a completely unique and memorable audience experience. 

The audience raved: Fantastic finish to #pcmacl ’22 with words from CEO Sherrif Karamat and an inspirational interview with Indra Nooyi, who joined the room via Holopresence!’ … ‘I just watched Indra Nooyi deliver a captivating performance […] At times, I found my eyes full of tears as she spoke about anchoring your change strategy based on megatrends, balance of time, motherhood, and leading others. Running to download her new book.’ … ‘Really interesting & just as impactful with the conversation of being there in person. […] Some encouraging reminders were thread throughout her talk about human connections & the focus of family & flexibility when it comes to the growth & future of work.” (Crowd Comments from PCMA on social media)


PCMA also welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist RONAN FARROW. His keynote address on finding common ground in a world fractured with disinformation resonated deeply with attendees. After his talk, in an affirming interview with mediator Holly Ransom, Farrow endorsed that events “change the world for the better,” saying “I feel it’s more important than ever that they happen, in this time of challenge when shared space and common ground is so precious.” Read more > >

The audience was enthralled by his presentation: ’#pcmacl off to a great start. Nothing like waking up to Paula Abdul followed by Ronan Farrow!’ … ‘Really insightful and a great start to the event!’ … ‘Such a treat for this journalist to see Ronan Farrow in person at #pcmacl’ … ‘Love being back in person at PCMA Convening Leaders! Ronan Farrow did not disappoint with showcasing the importance of events and bringing people together!’ (Crowd Comments from PCMA on social media)