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State of the Industry

November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm7:00 pm CST

State of Industry Address on Human Trafficking


Schedule of Events

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Registration

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM State of Industry Address

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception


Join us and our panel of industry experts on November 14 for our 2019 State of the Industry Address on Human Trafficking. Learn what to look for and how we can help stop this epidemic as we travel and conduct meetings and events all across the world. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally. 81% of them are trapped in forced labor. Though Florida is ranked as the number one state for human trafficking, this doesn’t mean that the states of the Heartland Chapter are immune.

Our panel will include:

  • Laura Pilkenton, Director of Guest Services & Employee Business Travel with Martiz Travel & Co-Chair of the Martiz Global Events Human Trafficking Awareness Steering Committee
  • Craig Tremaroli, Supervising Special Agent with the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Forces and Civil Rights Program
  • Brian Johnson, Managing Director of the new Loews Kansas City Hotel


Attire is Business Casual.


Call (816) 421-6800 to request PCMA Heartland Chapter $159 rate.

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November 14, 2019
4:00 pm– 7:00 pm CST
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Marriott Downtown Kansas City
200 W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105