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The 2017 DMCVB ACTIVITY CALENDAR

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JANUARY

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show

Sales Activities

  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders, Austin, TX
  • American Bus Association (ABA), Cleveland, OH

Services Activities

  • Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) Annual Membership Meeting, Detroit, MI
  • Meridian Winter Blast, Detroit, MI
  • Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA), Austin, TX

Sports Activities

  • Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) Winter Conference, Cincinnati, OH
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Convention, Nashville, TN

 

FEBRUARY

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show

Sales Activities

  • Connect Diversity, Las Vegas, NV
  • Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA), Chicago, IL
  • Association Management Company (AMC) Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) Mid-Winter CEO Meeting, Austin, TX
  • National Tour Association Travel Exchange, St. Louis, MO
  • Meetings Professionals International (MPI) MidAmerica Conference, Louisville, KY

Services Activities

  • Partner Portal Training, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Networking Mixer, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • Sales Trip, Indianapolis, IN

 

MARCH

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • International Travel Berlin (ITB), Berlin, Germany
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show

Sales Activities

  • Destination Showcase D.C., Washington, D.C.
  • Heartland Travel Showcase, Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Meet New York, New York, NY
  • Experient EnVision, Cleveland, OH
  • Governor’s Conference on Tourism, Detroit, MI
  • Christian Meetings and Conventions Association (CMCA) Spring Showcase, Little Rock, AR
  • Meetings Michigan Indiana Sales Mission, TBD, IN

Services Activities

  • Hospitality Training, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB)/Pure Michigan Tourism Update, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Convention Services Roundtable Luncheon, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • Sales Trip, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Big Ten Basketball, Indianapolis, IN
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Wrestling, St. Louis, MO
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Fencing Championships, Indianapolis, IN
  • National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), Sacramento, CA
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four, Glendale, AZ

 

APRIL

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • Aeromexico Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI
  • Visit Detroit Magazine, Spring and Summer Edition

Sales Activities

  • Meetings Michigan Sales Mission, Columbus and Cincinnati, OH
  • Chicago CVB Representatives Event, Kansas City, MO and Minneapolis, MN
  • Detroit Tigers Opening Day, Detroit, MI
  • Conference Direct Annual Partner Meeting (AMP), Baltimore, MD
  • HelmsBriscoe Annual Business Conference, Chicago, IL

Services Activities

  • Networking Mixer, Metro Detroit, MI
  • For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Attendance Builder, Houston, TX and St. Louis, MO
  • MeetingMax Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sports Activities

  • Detroit Tigers Opening Day, Detroit, MI
  • Lausanne Sales Mission, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Frozen Four, Chicago, IL
  • Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), Hampton, VA

 

MAY

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) Spring Meeting, Frankfort, KY
  • Discover The D Hometown Tourist Day, Detroit, MI
  • Tourism Cares for Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • UK Sales Mission, London, England

Sales Activities

  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Xperience Design Project (XDP), Oxon Hill, MD
  • Conference Direct CDX, Dallas, TX

Services Activities

  • Partner Portal Training, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • Sales Trip, Indianapolis, IN
  • North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA), Columbus, OH
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Baseball, Appleton, WI

 

JUNE

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Pre-Tour Media Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI
  • Family Fun Media Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI
  • International Pow Wow (IPW), Washington, D.C.

Sales Activities

  • Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) National Education Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Conference, New York, NY
  • International Business Travel Management (IBTM), Fort Lauderdale, FL

Services Activities

  • Hospitality Training, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Convention Services Roundtable Luncheon, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Networking Mixer, Metro Detroit, MI
  • USA Volleyball Attendance Builder, Minneapolis, MN

Sports Activities

  • Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) Summer Conference, TBD, FL

 

JULY

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • Great Lakes USA Annual Meeting, TBD

Sales Activities

  • Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) OrgPro, Port Huron, MI
  • Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) Reunion, Detroit, MI
  • Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada
  • Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada
  • Experient-e4, Houston, TX

Services Activities

  • Educational Seminar, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • Big Ten Media Day, Chicago, IL
  • National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Board Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

 

AUGUST

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • China Sales Mission, China

Sales Activities

  • HelmsBriscoe Cares Golf Outing, TBD, WI
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Connect Association, New Orleans, LA
  • Kellen Managers Summit, Chicago, IL
  • Conference Direct Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI

Services Activities

  • Celebrate Service Day, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Partner Portal Training, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Networking Mixer, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) Awards, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • USA Gymnastics, Anaheim, CA
  • Nike Basketball Meetings, Los Angeles, CA
  • Connect Sports, New Orleans, LA

 

SEPTEMBER

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • Travel Michigan Media Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI

Sales Activities

  • State of Black Tourism, Washington, D.C.

Services Activities

  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Conclave, TBD
  • Hospitality Training, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • Suburban Collection Showplace Expansion Opening Familiarization Tour, Novi, MI
  • Little Caesars Arena Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI
  • Travel, Events and Management In Sports (TEaMS) Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

 

OCTOBER

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) Fall Meeting, Lafayette, LA
  • Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Madrid, Spain
  • German Sales Mission, Germany
  • Visit Detroit Magazine, Fall and Winter Edition

Sales Activities

  • Little Caesars Arena Familiarization Tour, Detroit, MI
  • Circle Michigan Conference, Muskegon, MI
  • Family Reunion Planning Seminar, Detroit, MI
  • Diversity Women’s Business Conference, National Harbor, MD
  • International Meetings and Expositions (IMEX) America Trade Show, Las Vegas, NV
  • Connect Faith, Cincinnati, OH

Services Activities

  • Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Membership Summit, TBD
  • Networking Mixer, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) Market Segment Meetings, TBD
  • Union of Olympic Cities-Smart Cities & Sport Summit, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

NOVEMBER

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show
  • World Travel Market (WTM), London, England

Sales Activities

  • ePharma Summit, New York, NY
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Great Lakes Education Summit, TBD, IN
  • Ontario MotorCoach Association (OMCA), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, TBD

Services Activities

  • Educational Seminar, Detroit, MI
  • Partner Portal Training, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Convention Services Roundtable Luncheon, Metro Detroit, MI

 

DECEMBER

Marketing and Public Relations Activities

  • Individual Travel Writer Site Visits
  • Discover The D PBS Television Show

Sales Activities

  • Washington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Satellite Offices Holiday Event, Washington, D.C.
  • Lansing Holiday Event, Lansing, MI
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Expo Expo, San Antonio, TX
  • Inter [action] American Express, TBD
  • Holiday Showcase, Chicago, IL

Services Activities

  • Networking Mixer, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Chairman’s Event, Metro Detroit, MI
  • Full Board Dinner, Metro Detroit, MI

Sports Activities

  • Olympic Holiday Event, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Travel Tip

When walking the exhibit halls in Henry Ford Museum, don’t miss the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and a camp bed slept on by George Washington.

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