• Destinations International and PCMA Connect for Destination Showcase

     
    POSTED September 3, 2019
     
  • Destinations International and PCMA Connect for Destination Showcase

     
    POSTED September 3, 2019
     
  • Destinations International and PCMA Connect for Destination Showcase

     
    POSTED September 3, 2019
     

Destinations International and PCMA are coming together to curate Destination Showcase. The event will connect business event organizers with CVBs in order to help drive successful meetings and events. Destinations International will take place on February 5, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. 

The showcase is exclusive in that it is North America’s only one-day event that connects meeting planners and CVBs. These events help form an understanding of how CVBs are the key to making meetings and events thrive. This PCMA and Destinations International connection is sure to set the stage for a great event.  

“We have had a great relationship with PCMA for many years, so this is probably the next venue we could strategically do together,” says Don Welsh, CEO of Destinations International. “When we started looking at the Destination Showcase, we thought based on input from our members that the goal should be to have as many destinations as possible at the meeting.” 

There will be several education sessions and chances to meet new event planners at the event. Destinations International is a community of more than 5,000 professionals from 600 destinations around the world; PCMA is a global network of business events professionals who thrive to teach the importance of face-to-face meetings.  

“At this year's event we will be enhancing the education and some of the experiences on the floor itself,” says Sherriff Karamat, CEO of PCMA. “The event industry plays a critical role in community, in areas like economic development, job creation, and start-ups of new businesses. Events are also important for our social fabric by breaking down social barriers and they bring together people to come and discuss complex matters. This collaboration enforces what we know about the role events play in our society.” 

The Washington E. Washington Convention Center has 703,000 total sqaure feet of exhibit space and room for 500 to 42,000 attendees. 

This September, Los Angeles Airport Marriott is beginning the final stage of their $50-million renovations.  

The redesign includes more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space alongside a maximum capacity of 2,500 people. The hotel will be set to host parties of any nature, including Corporate events, conventions, company retreats, holiday parties, banquets, exhibitions, workshops, and everything in between.  

 

North of Philadelphia, Bucks County is celebrating their record-breaking amount of visitors.  

In 2018, the county welcomed 8.15 million visitors, an increase of 1.6 percent from 2017 and achieved a record-breaking $1.1 billion in total economic impact. With such numbers, the hospitality industry is taking full advantage.  

As Bucks County tourist status rises, for the travelers who are searching for a local experience, Bucks County is filled with breweries, independent restaurants, and hidden gems to visit.  

 

As of August 2019, Detroit’s renowned convention center is officially renamed the TCF Center

The change came in the form of an unprecedented 22-year naming rights deal that will set the venue for financial success in the future, as well as a move toward becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024.