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Upcoming sales missions, conferences and meetings in DC.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders (Jan. 7-10, Nashville, TN)
Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Melissa Riley, Robin McClain, Carol Motley, Dianna Waldroup and several members of the DDC team
PCMA Convening Leaders is an education conference attended by over 4,500 top industry professionals. Destination DC and Events DC were key sponsors of The Future of Face-to-Face, an area of the conference that showcased the latest innovations in technology and meetings. On Jan. 8, DDC and Events DC hosted a breakfast for more than 70 clients, with support from Freeman, Washington Nationals, Entertainment Cruises, Event Transportation Systems, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, The Dupont Circle Hotel and Production Associates. The event highlighted DC as a top destination for technology meetings. Surrounded by a 65-foot screen sponsored by Freeman, guests were able to preview The Mix, a way to stay connected to all the education and social events taking place at Convening Leaders. In addition, on Jan. 9, Melissa Riley participated in a panel titled “The Rise of Intellectual Capitalism and the Role of Meetings.”
American Bar Association Client Lunch (Jan. 23, Chicago, IL)
Attendees: Alex Dietel, Nancy Umansky
The American Bar Association represents millions of dollars in economic impact to the DC market annually. Alex and Nancy will be hosting the Meetings & Travel Team for lunch, an opportunity to connect in the new year and thank them for their continued partnership.
Emerge Omaha 2018, hosted by Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) (Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, Omaha, NE)
Attendee: Sharmane Fernandez-Medaris
RCMA is the only faith-based, nonprofit, international association composed exclusively of religious meeting professionals. Its members represent more than 800 diverse religious organizations and are responsible for planning 14,000 conventions, meetings, assemblies and retreats. Sharmane will meet with numerous organizations at RCMA’s annual conference, Emerge, including: Youth Specialties, Arrowhead Conferences, Association of Free Will Baptist, Aglow and National Baptist Deacon.
Check out the full Destination DC Member eNews to learn more about what's going on this month.