DMAI Announces Education Program for 26th Annual Destinations Showcase

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) will host nearly 1,000 meeting professionals and 200 exhibiting destinations for an expanded education program at its 26th annual Destinations Showcase Conference & Expo, taking place Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C., it announced last week.

Free for qualified meeting professionals, the one-day event will include the following 10 morning breakout sessions presented by more than 20 meeting planning experts:

• APEX in Action: Destinations, Sustainability, and Standards
• The Big Picture: Delivering Meetings That Meet Your Organization's Strategic Plan
• Cover Your Meetings: Everything You Need to Know About Meetings Insurance
• Negotiation Leverage: How Hotels and CVBs Determine the Value of Your Event
• Planner Integrity: Doing the Right Thing When No One Is Looking
• Powerful Partnerships: Leveraging DMOs to Drive Attendance
• Staying Fair in Trying Times: Tips for Canceling a Hotel Meeting Contract
• Teaming for Success: Maximizing Hotel, DMO/CVB, and Planner Relationships
• Two Birds, One Stone: Engaging Meeting Attendees Through Philanthropic Activities
• Virtual Networking: Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn

Taking place after the breakout sessions, this year's keynote address will feature leadership development expert Andrea Sullivan, who will deliver a presentation titled "How We Buy: Meetings, Your Brain, and Purchasing Decisions."

For more information, or to register, visit www.destinationsshowcase.com.