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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

Professional Convention Management Association: Capital Chapter – 2020 Mix-N-Bowl (Jan. 30, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Tiffany Elum, Eric Kincaid, Brandon Marshall, Monique Russell with Destination DC; Stacey Knoppel, Linda Erickson with Events DC
Mix-N-Bowl is an annual event that offers bowling, bocce and great networking opportunities with clients. DDC's East Coast account team cultivated relationships with new and existing clients through friendly competition against other supplier teams.

Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) (Feb. 3-7, Irving, TX)
Attendee: Sharmane Medaris
Co-Ops: Washington Hilton, The Hotel at The University of Maryland, Washington Marriott Wardman Park
RCMA is the only faith-based, nonprofit, international association composed exclusively of religious meeting professionals. RCMA members represent over 800 diverse religious organizations, and are responsible for planning 14,000 conventions, meetings, assemblies and retreats. DDC targeted the following customers: Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Church of Christ Holiness, Mennonite Church USA, Community Bible Study and Arrowhead Conference & Events.

Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) 29th Annual Conference and Business Meeting (Feb. 4, Washington, DC)
Attendee: Jennifer Rodrigues
CSPI is the only professional association dedicated to fostering collaborative success between convention sales professionals and their counterparts at convention centers, convention hotels and regional destination marketing organizations. This year, opening keynote speaker Shawna Suckow discussed how the buying behaviors of consumers is constantly changing. Also, case studies and roundtable talks, specifically dealing with the destinations and conventions centers, were hosted throughout the show.

Destination Showcase (Feb. 5, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Brandon Murray, Monique Russell
Destinations International’s Destination Showcase is an annual one-day trade show that combines community/business leaders with representatives from CVBs across the country. The team connected with key decision makers in the events industry and showcased why they should host their meetings in DC. DDC’s Robin McClain welcomed attendees.

Global Pharmaceutical Medical Meetings Summit (Feb. 10-12, Boston, MA)
Attendee: Fidel Mitchell
Each year, this event convenes senior meeting management professionals from the life sciences, medical and healthcare industries for empowering ROI-driven conversations, peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, shared best practices and networking. The Summit remains committed to a 1:1 ratio of meeting management professionals to solution providers.

Mid-Atlantic Conference and Expo (MACE) 2020 (Feb. 22, Washington, DC)
Attendee: Brandon Murray
MACE 2020 will provide hundreds of meeting professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond an unrivaled opportunity to learn from industry leaders, advance their careers and impact their organizations. Education sessions will range from keynote presentations to full and mini-concurrent sessions.

Local Client Appreciation Event (Feb. 27, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Katelyn Campbell, Eric Kincaid, Tiffany Elum, Brandon Murray, Dianna Waldroup
DDC will host a client appreciation reception for customers based in the greater DMV area at the newest Convene location on 14th Street. Guests will have the opportunity to unwind with their DC partners during an evening filled with relaxation.

What’s in Town?

2020 Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic (Feb. 14-17)
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC: Expecting 8,000 attendees with 3,800 rooms on peak.

Governmental Affairs Conference of Credit Union National Association (Feb. 23-27)
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC: Expecting 5,000 attendees with 3,809 rooms on peak.

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