• 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.” 

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