International Meetings

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Ambassador Circle Awards

Launched in 2020, Destination DC’s Ambassador Circle Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations in attracting conferences to Washington, DC. The award categories are explained below, and 2020 winners will be announced during an appreciation luncheon when...

Welcoming International Visitors

There is no doubt that factors within the current administration’s policies are impacting the travel industry. So, Destination DC is working very closely with U.S. Travel Association, Brand USA and other industry associations including the Visit U.S. Coalition to ensure that international meetings...

IPW Tradeshow Floor - IPW 2017 in Washington, DC
A Letter From Elliott

Dear Ambassadors & Supporters, You contribute to Washington, DC’s distinct value proposition as a Connected Capital – where economics, culture, and academics unite. Destination DC serves as the lead organization to successfully market Washington, DC for domestic and international visitation, a...

Elliott L. Ferguson, President and CEO
International Meetings Success Stories in Washington, DC

World Gas Conference – June 2018 2018 was the first time since 1988 that the United States has held the Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU). Given the leading role that natural gas is playing in the U.S. to meet energy needs, the U.S. is perfectly positioned to work with IGU members to...

International meeting attendees at the World Gas Conference - International meetings and conventions in Washington, DC
Your Guide to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The cornerstone of downtown DC’s renaissance, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is as functional as it is artistically impressive. The 2.3-million-square-foot space hosts meetings, conventions and events of every kind, from medical industry annual meetings to comic book-inspired expos and...

Inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC - Top Meeting and Convention Venue in Washington, DC
International Customer & Buyer Testimonials

“Our goal for this year’s World Gas Conference was to put on a world-class event in a world-class city. We exceeded that goal. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the most impressive venue that has hosted any of our conferences. Destination DC and Events DC have truly exceptional,...

International convention attendees on tour of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC