Annual Events

A vibrant and engaged member community is the cornerstone of the Association. 

Don’t miss our “must attend” annual events throughout the year providing members a higher level of engagement in professional and organizational development opportunities. 

Annual Convention

As the premier event for destination marketing and management professionals, Destinations International 2017 Annual Convention provides a unique opportunity for professionals to connect with and learn from peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry.

Montreal is the host city for the 2017 Annual Convention.  All programming for the convention will be held at Palais Des Congress de Montreal, located at the north end of Old Montreal in Montreal's borough of Ville-Marie.  In 2017, Destinations International will continue the promise to educate, inspire and create while in Montreal, Canada, as they celebrate their 375th anniversary of this historic 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.

Destination Showcase

Destination Showcase is a dynamic one-day event offering destination organizations and meeting planners the opportunity to connect and better understand how destinations are critical to the event planning strategy and the leading force to more successful meetings.

In 2017, Destination Showcase brought together over 600 planners and 140 destinations in a collaborative and enriching environment to deliver a day of professional and personal development that cannot be found from other organizations hosting planner events in the Washington, DC area. As the events landscape is changing, Destinations International offers the opportunity to deliver meeting planners in force for our destination organizations members.