CEO Summit
Keynote speaker at the 2019 CEO Summit
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date_range December 14-16, 2020
location_city Greater Palm Springs, CA, USA
location_on JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Designed for CEOs, C-suite and executive-level staff of destination organizations, the CEO Summit focuses on informing destination leaders on how to not only survive industry threats but create an environment for tourism to thrive.

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Economic pressures, accelerated industry adaptations, increasing volumes of data, and ever-changing customer preferences become opportunities - not obstacles.
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By applying creative techniques to real business challenges, leaders can broaden their mindsets and learn to break out of the box to create new opportunities.

Attendees by Budget Size

Attendees come from destinations of all shapes and sizes. Network with peers from your budget group, or meet people from cities large and small.

Attendees by State

Attendees to CEO Summit come from across the country as well as several provinces and international locations.

2020 CEO Summit

December 14-16, 2020
Greater Palm Springs, CA, USA

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Learn about the current landscape for global travel. Hear from experts in the fields in tourism and leadership, destination management and how it affects tourism around the world.
Hear from your peers about how they are tackling the latest issues. Past sessions include funding, workforce development, and diversity & inclusion.
Industry leaders share their top practical tips for approaching the funding and advocacy issues facing organizations of all sizes.

2019 Highlights

Paul Ouimet talking to attendee at CEO Summit 2019
Keynote speaker at the 2019 CEO Summit
Reception at the Biltmore Estate at the CEO Summit 2019
Keynote speaker at the CEO Summit 2019
Summit Presentations

View and download copies of concurrent session presentations from the 2019 CEO Summit.

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.