Global DMC Partners (GDP), a global network of destination management companies (DMCs) and event experts, has announced its seventh annual Connection event. This year’s event will take place virtually on November 9 and 10, in partnership with Total Brand Experience (TBX), a virtual, hybrid, and live strategic event management and production agency. Connection 2020 will focus on providing education, actionable takeaways and best practices for live, hybrid and virtual events as meeting planners develop and adjust their future event strategies.
"As an expert in the digital events space, TBX is the perfect partner to work with to help us accomplish our goal of bringing together our DMC Partners and meeting planners to experience firsthand an engaging and immersive virtual experience," said Global DMC Partners president and CEO, Catherine Chaulet, in a press announcement.
Kicking off the event, Chaulet will share insights from the company’s most recent Meetings & Events Pulse Survey and the implications of the findings for MICE planners. The agenda will also include general sessions with a panel composed of industry leaders discussing the continued impact of the global pandemic on this trillion-dollar industry, along with innovative strategies and ideas that MICE planners should consider moving forward as the industry continues to adapt and evolve. Peer-to-peer breakout discussions will provide a more intimate setting for meeting professionals to reconnect with one another and share best practices in today’s COVID-19 world. Attendees will additionally hear from inspiring and motivational keynote speaker Lucy Bloom, an award-winning leader, international keynote speaker, consultant and author.
Unique to this year’s Connection will be the all-new virtual destination experiences presented by GDP’s DMC partners. These online activities will not only bring a taste of the respective destinations into participants’ homes but also showcase how DMCs are successfully pivoting for virtual and hybrid events. Highlights of these virtual offerings include an art tour, yoga, an illusionist, samba and salsa dancing lessons, pierogi making, an undercover, at-home spy experience and much more.
This exclusive event is by invitation only. Qualified meeting professionals may email [email protected] or reach out to their dedicated Global DMC Partners sales advisor.