Destinations International and PCMA Open Registration for Destination Celebration

Destination Celebration 2021

Industry Celebration to Highlight Importance of ‘Better Together’

WASHINGTON, D.C.Destinations International and PCMA today announced registration is open for Destination Celebration on October 6, 2021, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The former Destination Showcase event has been transformed into an evening reception to celebrate what we all know to be true – we are better together.

“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.”

“This is our time, and we are ready because we are more than an industry – we are a movement,” said Sherrif Karamat, CAE PCMA president and CEO. “We are in the business of bringing people together – convening with purpose to deliver the human connections that help enrich community quality of life, advancing industries and social change.”

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PCMA and Destinations International continue to monitor the changing landscape involving the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety protocols for Destination Celebration along with our partners at Gaylord National Resort.

Destinations International and PCMA entered into a joint venture for Destination Showcase in 2019 and hosted the 2020 event in Washington, D.C. The event connects business event strategists with destination organizations so they can better understand how these organizations are the key to making meetings and events successful.




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 For media inquiries, please contact Caitlyn Blizzard at [email protected] or 202.835.4202.

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

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 $700K in impact, and since 1985 has funded over 2,500 scholarships, 100 research studies and education programs, and $2.7M in charitable giving.

About CEMA

The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) is the eminent community for senior event executives, association peers and industry partners and is an integral component of the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) brand collective. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA fosters both finding innovative solutions to business issues and continuous focus on members’ career growth. For more information, please visit

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