- International Conference General Sessions - earn contact hours for viewing these highly reviewed sessions from Barcelona
- ADMEiXchange - a monthly interactive webinar for ADMEI members only
- DMC Institute - great introduction to the world of destination management
Here's your opportunity to participate in the International Conference. Each of the four general sessions are available for viewing and contact hours to use for DMCP and CMP certification or recertification education contact hours. The cost for all four sessions is just $200 for ADMEI members; individual sessions are $65 each.
If you have more than one staff that needs the contact hour certificate, ADMEI has a 50% discount coupon for each additional staff after your office/location has purchased the video.
The sessions are:
Sebastien Tondeur is CEO of MCI, a global events management company. He set the tone for our global conference with his truly unique global perspective from doing business transnationally. He reviews both the macro and micro impact of the global economy on the meetings industry. From his perspective as a member of generation X that lived the digital revolution, he offers a complete view of what digital transformation is really about beyond the obvious Uber and AirBnB of this world. He also shares a personal but concrete perspective on the future of the meetings industry.
Sebastien Tondeur's insights were the most useful thing I learned at this conference.
This panel session features moderator Marty Mackay, President, Hosts Global Alliance; Eda Ozden, MEP a Destination Business Solutions Company, Turkey; Gordon Keay, Senior Director, Global Safety & Security, Europe, Marriott Hotels International; and Justin Kelley, Managing Director of Operations, MSA Security. This session looks at event security from three different perspectives: a DMC in an area that has had to deal with safety and security issues for their clients; a major international hotel chain that deals with a wide range of concerns for their guests' safety; and a company that provides security for major events, including the Pope's visit to the US.
Very relevant in today's market. Well done and interesting content and panelists.
This panel features David Bartlett, Vice President Global Sales - Europe, Marriott Hotels International; Dave Caldwell, Vice President, Maritz International; Annamaria Ruffini, CEO of Events In & Out and President-Elect for SITE; and Christophe Verstraete, Executive Director, euromic. This free-wheeling conversation covered current and future trends in the incentive industry from four different points of view.
Great session... Lots of takeaways! I loved that we included Marriott who was able to enlighten us as to what the SPG acquisition looks like moving forward.
Padraic Gilligan and Patrick Delaney, Managing Partners, SoolNua, provide a thought-provoking session that identifies five potential models for how a DMC can look in the next five years - and what your company needs to do to chart its course for the future.
Best session of the conference! The DMC Conundrum with Padraic and Patrick was very thorough information on expectations internally and externally of a DMC.
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Stay tuned for the next ADMEiXchange.
New DMC Staff Members
Presented by Nicole Marsh, CMP, DMCP and Kevin Brewer, DMCP
Have new staff that don't know much about Destination Management? This webinar series or workshop is tailor made to help them!
This DMC Institute is designed to cover the fundamentals of Destination Management delivered in an interactive format by industry veterans. We’ll discuss the evolution of DMCs from ground operators to the value added service providers of today. We’ll review the advancement and standardization of the industry through the efforts of ADMEI for both companies and individuals. We’ll also analyze the overall business processes of DMCs including sales and marketing, proposal development, due diligence and onsite execution. Additional topics include pricing strategies, risk management, vendor relations and client communication.
At the end of the series, you will:
- Have the tools to analyze existing processes and apply the keys discussed to adapt to the current business climate;
- Have a deeper understanding of the DMC industry as a whole and the resources available to differentiate your company with clients;
- Walk away with recommendations and specific action items from our expert speakers and your peers that can be implemented immediately;
- Have had the opportunity to interact and share success stories while further developing industry best practices.
This webinar series is now FREE to ADMEI members.
Just log-in to the Members Only page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on See All Videos >> at the bottom of the page.