Annual Convention
July 23-26, 2019 | St. Louis, MO, USA
Annual Convention keynote

Thanks for joining us for 2018!

Destinations International and the host city of Anaheim welcomed more than 1,620 attendees in general sessions, discipline-focused shirtsleeves and networking events across this wonderful city.

Destinations International's Annual Convention provides:

  • An exclusive opportunity to connect peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry.
  • An integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus.
  • Recognition for our leaders and their accomplishments on behalf of the industry.
  • Relationship-based exchanges among industry providers, destination organizations and CVBs.
  • Diversity of thought by assembling the best minds in local insight and global expertise.

Join Your Peers

With over 1,600 attendees from 47 states and 17 countries, Annual Convention is one of the industry's premier networking opportunities. Explore the map below to see where our attendees come from.
"The networking is great, the education is awesome and for me it just re-energizes me every year. Going back with new ideas, new contacts, and opportunities to use some of these products in our destination."
- Travis Napper, President & CEO
Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sessions by Discipline

With 100 speakers and 120 sessions and events over three days, Annual Convention offers educational opportunities for destination professionals of all types - whether you are leisure marketing, convention sales, development or governance, there's content for you.

Attendees by Budget Size

Attendees come from destinations of all shapes and sizes. Annual Convention offers unparalleled opportunity to network with peers facing the same challenges that you are.

Present to Your Peers

If you can help deliver outstanding educational sessions at the Destinations International Annual Convention, we would love to hear from you! With breakout sessions focused on peer created and peer curated content, you can help deliver the best educational opportunities for all disciplines within the CVB community.

2018 Keynotes

Hear from visionary speakers that help inspire, educate and unleash your professional creativity.

Abby Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. She has dedicated the next chapter to fighting for equality and inclusion across industries.
Celebrity chef Tyler Florence and Visit California partnered together to inspire their communities and help them recover from devastating wildfires in the Napa region of California.
Storytelling is the foundation of powerful, captivating and inspiring marketing. Brand USA joined us for an engaging discussion about the compelling nature of storytelling and exciting live entertainment.
Destinations are facing challenges like never before - whether it’s natural disasters or manmade chaos, how do you respond? Leaders from Las Vegas and Puerto Rico share their first-hand experiences...
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Annual Convention Presentations

View and download copies of concurrent session presentations from 2018 Annual Convention.

Download of past presentations is a benefit available to Destinations International members. Please use your member login to access the presentations, or contact us if you need assistance.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Destinations International’s 2019 Annual Convention offers unmatched opportunities to connect with over 1,600 top decision-makers from 400+ destination organizations, tourism boards and convention & visitor bureaus. This July in St. Louis, we invite you to meet up with a wide range of global markets and develop relationships that matter at our Business Exchange. Contact us to learn more.