2018 Destination Showcase
2018 Destination Showcase
Feb 13, 2018

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Your event begins and ends with the destination.

Join this dynamic one-day event offering meeting professionals the opportunity to easily connect with over 140 destinations, and better understand how CVBs are the key to making your meeting a total success.

Are you a CVB or destination organization? Learn about exhibitor opportunities here.

Get Inspired, Learn, Network

Learning Labs


Jose Andres at Destination Showcase

José Andrés

Culinary Innovator, International Business Visionary and Owner of ThinkFoodGroup

Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation and recognized by TIME magazine on the “Time 100” list of most influential people in the world, José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.
TFG is the team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico. These include minibar by josé andrés, Zaytinya, Oyamel, Jaleo and China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills and South Beach, and Mi Casa at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico.
TFG also supports José’s media, creative and education projects, as well as philanthropic and social efforts. In 2015, Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup received the special honor “Master Entrepreneur” by the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Greater Washington awards program.


Tuesday February 13, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 11:00am
PCMA Education Session
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The Day After Tomorrow: Forecasting the Evolution of Business Events

As Business Event Strategists you're constantly wondering how to ride the waves of disruptive change in today's faced-paced world. The digital revolution will continue to shape our industry further compelling organizations to deliver innovative, human-centric experiences to attract a very distracted audience. This raises big questions on what the highly connective future holds for travel, hospitality and how tech will continue to evolve experience design and delivery. Witness this gathering of industry friends and experts to challenge each other’s thinking on how these disruptive forces are impacting our business events in a point-counterpoint debate facilitated by PCMA.

11:00am - 11:30am
Doors Open for Keynote Address
11:30am - 12:30pm
Keynote Address featuring José Andrés
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Moving Lunch in the Hub
1:40pm - 5:00pm
Network Exchange in the Hub
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Enjoy a lively reception and prize drawings in the last hour of the event.

* Schedule subject to change.
Free for Planners
Qualified planners register for FREE for this unique, one-day education and networking event.
Destination Exhibitors
We welcome CVBs and destination organizations to participate through one of several exhibit or sponsorship packages. Take advantage of early registration discounts by December 6, 2017.
Destination Showcase will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected].