• Kansas State University Students win PMCA’s Inaugural Business Events Industry Student Challenge

     
    POSTED December 11, 2018
     

A team of hospitality students from Kansas State University in Kansas won PCMA’s inaugural Business Events Industry Student Challenge for proposing how to protect personal data of people attending business events.

Members of the winning team included Brooks Hetle, Bailey Brown, Andie Contreras, Tia Gamble and Cameryn Rasmussen. The students were advised by Kristin Malek, an assistant professor of hospitality management. The team competed against nearly two dozen collegiate teams from across the United States.

PCMA created this competition to engage students pursuing careers in the business events industry and to provide a networking and mentorship platform for professional growth. The competition tests student knowledge and understanding of issues and trends affecting the business events industry. 

The Kansas State University team will be hosted by PCMA Education Foundation to present their proposal at PCMA University during PCMA’s signature event, Convening Leaders, from Jan. 6-9, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Runners up to PCMA’s Student Challenge competition included two teams from Metropolitan State University in Denver, a team from Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) in Indianapolis and a team from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. 

For more information and to register for PCMA Convening Leaders 2019, visit conveningleaders.org.

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