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On the Road & What's in Town

On the Road and What's in Town

Upcoming sales missions, conferences and meetings.

Convention Sales

Maritz Global Events/Experient Twinsburg Office Visit (Nov. 6, Twinsburg, OH)
Attendee: Jennifer Rodrigues
Co-ops:  Riggs Washington DC, Courtyard/Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center, Conrad Washington DC, Convene
DDC’s partnership with Maritz Global Events allows preferential presentation rights at all office locations housing MGE buyers. DDC and four MGE-preferred partners (including hotels and venues) presented in a lunch-and-learn format for approximately 20 members of the sourcing, account management and meeting planning teams in the Twinsburg office.

VA Winery Tour (Nov. 7, Loudoun County, VA)
Attendee: Sharmane Medaris
The VA Winery Tour brought the local specialty market clients to DC’s wine country. The day featured a plethora of winery venues along with several Loudoun County gems and plenty of networking time.

Financial Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) Annual Conference (Nov. 10-13, Austin, TX)
Attendee: Chris Petrucci
Known for its array of educational opportunities and dedicated networking time, the FICP Annual Conference brings together meetings professionals and hospitality partners for four unforgettable days of exploration, innovation and connection.

National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) 2019 Annual Conference (Nov. 13-16, New Orleans, LA)
Attendees: Jennifer Rodrigues, Elliott Ferguson
The NCBMP, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American meeting planners. Members of NCBMP include meeting planners from numerous business, civil rights, church and fraternal organizations. The annual conference includes several events, including a leadership Institute, business exchange and hosted buyer program. DDC is sponsoring a breakout session and Elliott Ferguson will be a panel speaker at a general session.

MPI Philadelphia November 2019 Education Event (Nov. 20, Philadelphia, PA)
Attendees: Katelyn Diehl, Sam Carmant, Chris Petrucci
DDC will spend the day attending the event and visiting clients in the downtown and surrounding area. Targeted accounts include NRG Oncology and DIA Global.

Frozen 2 Private Screening (Nov. 23, McLean, VA/Chicago, IL)
Attendees: McLean, VA: Samuel Carmant, East Coast Sales Team; Chicago, IL: Nancy Umansky, Elliott Ferguson, Carol Motley, Fidel Mitchell, Jenna Williams
DDC will host hospitality partners for a private screening of Frozen 2. Photo-ops with star characters Elsa and Anna will be available and face-painting artists will be on-site.

ConferenceDirect Forum (Nov. 27-30, Marco Island, FL)
Attendee: Eric Kincaid
DDC will participate in ConferenceDirect’s signature customer event focused on education, networking and relationship building with top corporate customers and associates. Eric exchanged business ideas and explored industry trends while enjoying an opportunity to network and build relationships.

International Sales

IBTM World (Nov. 19-21, Barcelona, Spain)
Attendees: Melissa Riley, Tara Miller
Co-Ops: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Trump International Hotel Washington, DC
DDC will exhibit and market Washington, DC at IBTM World, a global trade show for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry. The event attracts up to 15,000 industry professionals from over 141 countries across the world and suppliers and buyers meet over three days of tradeshow, pre-scheduled appointments, education and networking.

What’s in Town?

Kidney Week of American Society of Nephrology (Nov. 7-10)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Expecting 13,000 attendees with 6,600 rooms on peak.

Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Nov. 22-24)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Expecting 7,000 attendees with 2,843 rooms on peak.

Check out the full Destination DC Member eNews to learn more about what's going on this month.