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Destinations International and PCMA recently 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.

Don Welsh

"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."

Sherrif Karamat

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

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 Ireland, Australia and Singapore. Visit them at or on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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