Biweekly Member Newsletter: October 30, 2019

INTRODUCING DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL'S MEETINGS WEBSITE

Today, we announced the launch of our meetings website, meetings.destinationsinternational.org, which gives event organizers the tools and resources they need to make their events successful.

The meetings website is one of the ways Destinations International is working to drive awareness of the value convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) deliver to the meetings and event industry. 

Key features of the meetings website include:

  • Case studies and articles on ways CVBs have helped make meetings and events successful.
  • A Destination Finder Tool to help event organizers search for their next meeting destination by region, economic impact reporting capabilities and intellectual capital resources within the destination. It also links directly to a destination’s meeting website and CVB contact information.
  • Interviews with event organizers on time-saving tips and how their relationship with their local CVB created enormous value in planning their corporate events.

Want to add or update your destination's meeting planner profile listing? 

To update your meeting planner profile listing, please enter your information in this form.


COMMUNITY 

Early Bird Registration for Destination Showcase Closes Tomorrow, Oct. 31

Join us on February 5, 2020, for Destination Showcase in Washington, D.C. Our joint venture with PCMA will elevate the value of this event and will further Destinations International’s work in communicating the extensive services that CVBs provide to meeting planners throughout their event planning process. 

Join your Peers on the Member Forum

Log on and connect with fellow Destinations International members around the world.


RESEARCH 

Want to Learn More About Organization Funding, Spending, Trends and Performance of Fellow Destination Organizations?

Look no further than the Destination Organization Performance Reporting platform (formerly the Organization & Finance Profile Study). This tool, free for all Destinations International members, allows destination organizations to view and analyze structures, practices, trends and developments in key areas of interest for the industry.


EDUCATION 

Only 10 Spots Left for the Advocacy Summit

November 12-14, 2019, Madison, WI, USA

Join us for the 2019 Advocacy Summit, as we bring together advocacy experts and destination organization professionals to exchange ideas on the latest trends and threats to our industry.

Register for the Convention Sales and Services Leadership Forum

December 16, 2019: Chicago, IL

Gain perspective to inform your convention and meetings strategies for 2020 and beyond, understand key industry indicators and trends and hear about the economic indicators to pay attention to. 

Save the Dates for These Upcoming Events

  • CDME Courses at Spring Learning Week, February 1-4, 2020, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Convention Sales and Services Summit, February 2-4, 2020, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Spirit of Hospitality Celebration, February 4, 2020, Washington, D.C., USA
  • CEO Summit, April 6-8, 2020, Greater Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • CDME Alberta Spring Courses, April 21-24, 2020, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • CMO Summit, April 26-28, 2020, Seattle, WA, USA
  • CDME Courses at Summer Learning Week, July 10-13, 2020, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2020 Annual Convention, July 13-15, 2020, Chicago, IL, USA
  • CDME Alberta Fall Courses, October 6-9, 2020, Banff, Alberta, Canada

DESTINATION TOOLS 

Webinar: A Look Into the Event Impact Calculator

Friday, November 8, 11:00-11:30 AM ET

Considering subscribing to the Event Impact Calculator? Participate in this live demonstration of the Calculator’s Meetings, Sports, Festivals and Local & Public Events modules.