100 Years of Advancing Destinations

CDME Alumni Summit (for CDME graduates only)

Today’s destination leaders are charged with collaboratively activating a community vision for tourism in a high-stakes, hyper-competitive global marketplace, with an incredible pace of change.

DMAI understands the significance of helping DMOs define the future of the travel and business-event industry ecosystem rather than simply being swept along in the mega-trends of today.

To help accomplish this, alum gathered at the 2nd Annual CDME Alumni Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to examine changing industry trends via DMAI’s DestinationNEXT findings and to explore transitioning leadership and management competencies that will make an impact.  

The key areas of focus were DMO Advocacy, DMO Branding and Product Development, and Technology Application and Social Media. Equally important, the CDME alumni engaged in focus group activities as a “give back” to provide continuous improvement suggestions for the CDME Program.