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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

STR Hotel Data Conference (Aug. 13-16, Nashville, TN)
Attendee: Charlie Doran
Uniting leaders in hotel revenue management, the event is an educational opportunity with the goal of optimizing properties’ revenue, finding proactive solutions to sudden and drastic changes in the market and maximizing ROI on distribution channels. DDC will personally engage with several revenue management leaders from large hotel management companies like Interstate, Davidson and Crescent.

Connect/Collaborate Marketplace (Aug. 26-28, Louisville, KY)
Attendees: Jennifer Rodrigues, Eric Kincaid, Chris Petrucci, Lawrence Hamm, Chris Thompson
Co-Ops: Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Eaton DC
Connect’s hosted-buyer format facilitates exposure with active planners across six different meetings and events industry markets: Corporate, Association, Specialty, Expo, Tour and Sports. DDC will hold more than 100 appointments over the three days, as well as hosting an exclusive evening reception to highlight #DCCoolMeetings to clients.  

International Sales

IEEE Convene (Aug. 1-2, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Tara Miller, Cody Jameson, Sam Carmant, Eva James
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Convene meeting is the annual event for leading scholarly conference organizers around the world, attracting attendees from more than 40 countries. During the two-day meeting, planners and organizers connected with CVBs and hotel suppliers while also engaging in educational sessions. Elliott welcomed the group as the featured keynote speaker during the opening session. DDC was also onsite to staff a booth on the show floor and co-hosted several special events throughout the show.

FICP Canadian Seminar and Canadian Meetings + Events Expo (Aug. 12-14, Toronto, ON, Canada)
Attendee: Tara Miller
Co-Ops: District Experience
Canada remains one of Washington, DC’s key markets for corporate and incentive groups. The event is the largest and longest-running trade show and conference for meeting and event professionals in Canada, allowing DDC is to pursue top customers in attendance.

What’s in Town?

Annual Convention of American Veterinary Medical Association (Aug. 2-6)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 10,500 attendees with 4,038 rooms on peak.

Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association (Aug. 29-Sept. 1)
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Expecting 7,000 attendees with 3,500 rooms on peak.

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