C-Suite Sessions
Keynote at the 2018 Convention Sales & Services Summit
date_range August 9-11, 2019
location_city Columbus, OH, USA
location_on Hilton Columbus

CVBs Engaged! is the C-Suite education program that convention and visitors bureaus need to succeed in the coming year. This is a board governance focused event, where day one is exclusively for CVB CEOs, with training on how to work with your board, succession planning and governance challenges.

CVBs are encouraged to have their board members join the program dinner on Friday night or network individually, and on day two CVB leaders and their board guests will all fully engage with training focused on building effective board relations, making board meetings more strategic and practices to enhance board structure and process.

All registrants are then invited to participate in the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo by attending the Opening Celebration that evening, and on day three may attend the Opening Keynote, and the Association Solutions Marketplace.

Destinations International is pleased to collaborate with ASAE on this event to provide educational and networking opportunities that allow CVB members to expand their expertise in governance and gain insights that will provide value year-round. Rate for Destinations International members is $1,995 for a CVB executive and board team (up to 3 people). CVBs that are not members may register at the $2,995 nonmember rate.

Thank you to our host, ASAE.

Past Sessions

Media Training Master Class

Destination leaders enhance their communications skills during this one-day intensive media training led by Tracy Schmaler, Managing Director of Kivvit's Crisis Communications, Litigation, and Issues Management practices in Washington, D.C. 

  • Equip yourself with media best practices, tactics and strategies.
  • Get personal assessments and feedback on how to handle difficult questions and scenarios
  • Receive guidance on interview and press conference dos and don'ts, ambush situations, and social media best practices.