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 or 202.835.4202.

For media queries from the Americas and EMEA and requests for interviews with Sherrif Karamat, please contact:
Meghan Risch

For Asia Pacific media inquiries, please contact:
Jessica Kauffman, Senior Account Manager, ZADRO

About PCMA

PCMA believes that business events can economically and socially transform communities, enterprises and individuals. As the world’s largest platform for business events strategists and their business partners, PCMA’s success is driven by a commitment to providing provocative executive-level education, face-to-face networking and business intelligence to its membership of 8,400 professionals and students and global audience of over 100,000 business event stakeholders.

Through its Ascent leadership initiative to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry and beyond, PCMA seeks to empower those challenged by gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or disabilities to find success.

Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 40 countries and regional offices in Northern Ireland, Australia and Singapore. Visit us at or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.