Destinations International and PCMA Announce Date and Location for Destination Showcase


CHICAGO, IL, May 26, 2021 — Destinations International and PCMA today announced Destination Showcase, an annual event connecting business event professionals with destination organizations to drive successful meetings and events, will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Originally announced in 2019, the Destinations International and PCMA partnership is intended to further enhance Destination Showcase’s impact to meeting planners and destination organizations. While the intent is to re-envision the event for 2022, the focus for this year is to re-engage the industry in new and authentic ways.

“We know that nothing truly replaces face-to-face meetings,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “We look forward to bringing together PCMA and Destinations International members to safely celebrate the power business events bring to communities around the world.”

“We could not be more thrilled to reconvene with our destination partners and business event strategists,” said PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat. “Now is the time to safely get back to business, network with colleagues and collectively develop a plan for the future of the business events industry.”

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About Destinations International

Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with more than 5,000 members and partners from nearly 600 destinations in approximately 15 countries, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association; exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people and elevating tourism to its highest potential. For more information, visit www.destinationsinternational.org


For media queries from the Americas, APAC, EMEA, and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact: Meghan Risch, PCMA Chief of Staff, Vice President, Corporate Communications

About PCMA

PCMA, PCMA Foundation and CEMA educate, inspire, and listen, creating meaningful experiences where passion, purpose and commerce come together. We are the world’s largest community for Business Events Strategists, providing senior-level education, networking, and market intelligence for the global business events industry. Our mission is to drive social and economic progress through business events. Headquartered in Chicago, IL PCMA has 17 North American Chapters, regional communities in APAC, EMEA and LATAM, and members in 59 countries. The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), a PCMA subsidiary, advances strategic event marketing and marketing communications for senior-level event marketers and industry professionals. Visit us at pcma.org.

About PCMA Foundation

The role of the Foundation of PCMA is to support the mission of PCMA through fundraising and grant-giving focused on scholarships, education and research that will advance the business events industry. Annually the Foundation funds over $900K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.