WASHINGTON, D.C. – Destinations International and PCMA have opened registration for the annual Destination Showcase scheduled for later this winter.
Destination Showcase is a business events industry networking and educational event in the Washington, D.C. area connecting business events strategists and convention and visitors’ bureaus (CVBs). The event takes place on March 25, 2022, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
Destinations International and PCMA entered a joint venture for Destination Showcase in 2019 with the intent to grow and expand with more partners and events so customers could maximize their time together.
“We know that nothing truly replaces face-to-face meetings,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “For the 35th year, we look forward to bringing together the entire meetings and events industry together to safely celebrate the power business events bring to communities around the world.”
”Since 2019 we have been on an exciting journey to bring business event strategists and destinations together,” said Sherrif Karamat, CAE, president and CEO of PCMA. “It’s the destinations that really help deliver on a successful event and bring it to life, and we very much look forward to hosting a safe and impactful Destination Showcase.”
The event coincides with the inaugural Business Events Industry Week, running March 23-25, 2022. The week will convene associations, corporations, destination organization professionals, industry suppliers, and business events strategists. The week will feature client meetings and events to celebrate industry standouts, all taking place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
The following industry events will coincide with Business Events Industry Week:
– Destinations International’s Convention Sales and Services Summit will be held on Wednesday, March 23, as will a series of PCMA leadership meetings.
– IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum will be held on Thursday, March 24.
– The PCMA Foundation’s Visionary Awards will also be held on Thursday, March 24.