Learn more from current ambassadors about the international bidding process and why Washington, DC is a great place to meet.
There's a Lot to Be Proud of...
One of the greatest benefits to securing a meeting within your industry in DC is the confidence you can have that our facilities, services and destination attributes are world-class – and that they will deliver a product you can be proud of against any competitor worldwide.
Our major convention facility – the Walter E. Washington Convention Center – is globally recognized as one of the most attractive and accommodating convention venues anywhere in the world. Add to that the high quality of accommodation and the wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options Washington, DC offers and you have a combination that delegates will be talking about for years to come.
“The International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters is looking forward to its 43rd annual convention, which will be held in Washington, DC in November 2019. With approximately 200 attendees from around the globe, accessibility and direct flights are important factors when deciding on a host city. Destination DC was very helpful and effective.”
– Judith Uijtewaal, Secretary General, International Convention of Exhibition and Fine Art Transporters (ICEFAT)
“At the center of policy and practice, with internationally-ranked institutions of learning and renowned research laboratories, Washington, D.C. is an ideal destination for academic meetings, such as the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology’s 31st Annual Conference. The assistance of Destination DC was crucial in sourcing competitive quotes and preparing an impressive bid book that highlighted the city and all it has to offer to guests from around the world.”
– Cattleya Wongtongkatap, CMP, Director of Events, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
“It is great to have a partner like Destination DC providing the support you need from bidding to booking and beyond. Washington DC is a premier city with so much to offer including a great convention center and many walkable hotels and restaurants.”
– Jean Riley, Senior Event Planner, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ambassador Video Testimonials
Jeff Jacobs and Gil Wernovsky, two Ambassadors who successfully led the bid for WCPCCS 2021, offer their perspective and advice on the international bidding process and why Washington, DC is the best city to host.
DC Ambassador Lauren Kramer connects two doctors from different sides of the world, resulting in a new bid for the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Paediatric Oncology.