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On the Road & What's in Town
Upcoming sales missions, conferences and meetings.
Southeast Chapter of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Holiday Luncheon & Sales Mission (Dec. 3-6, Atlanta, GA)
Attendees: Caitlin Nicolson, Chris Petrucci
The Southeast Chapter of PCMA joined MPI and IAEE for a holiday lunch that focused on the highlights of 2018 and toasted to a successful 2019. With over 200 attendees, this was the event of the year for the Southeast Chapter. In addition to the luncheon, Chris and Caitlin had several in-office appointments with corporate and association clients based in Atlanta.
New York Society of Association Executives Holiday Event/Sales Mission (Dec. 5, New York, NY)
Attendees: Eric Kincaid, Alison Ricketts, Nick Cechak
Various members of the DDC sales team traveled to New York City to network and meet with clients. The team also attended the New York Society of Association Executives Holiday Event, where they networked with more than 100 clients at the InterContinental Hotel New York Times Square. DDC also scheduled in-office appointments with various clients in the New York metropolitan area, including Cardiovascular Research Foundation, Avon and the Modern Language Association.
PCMA Holiday Event/Sales Mission (Dec. 6, Philadelphia, PA)
Attendees: Chris Petrucci, Eric Kincaid, Alison Ricketts, Nick Cechak
DDC met with local clients in the Philadelphia area and concluded the day by attending the Greater Philadelphia PCMA’s holiday event to network.
Holiday Cookie Decorating Client Event (Dec. 6, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Carol Motley, Jenna Williams, Allison Doherty
Jenna reconnected with local DC-area planners by hosting a cookie and truffle-making event at Momofuku CCDC and Milk Bar. The group also enjoyed cocktails, networking and exploration of CityCenterDC.
International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Expo!Expo! (Dec. 10-13, New Orleans, LA)
Attendees: Caitlin Nicolson, Eva James
With more than 100 hours of education sessions and extended exhibit hall hours, this year’s IAEE Expo focused on the latest industry trends and technologies. The Expo allowed DDC to have face-to-face meetings with high-level managers and directors.
Association Forum Holiday Showcase (Dec. 13, Chicago, IL)
Attendees: Katelyn Diehl, Kara Hsu, Nancy Umansky
DDC participated in the Holiday Showcase as an exhibitor, alongside the Westin Washington, DC City Center and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Holiday Showcase is widely considered the industry's best one-day trade show for Chicago's multi-billion-dollar meetings and events market. With more than 1,400 qualified buyers in attendance, the event attracted association professionals across all areas of association management, from meeting planning to marketing to membership.
What’s in Town?
American Geophysical Union (Dec. 10-14)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center: Expecting 24,000 attendees with 8,000 rooms on peak.
Check out the full Destination DC Member eNews to learn more about what's going on this month.