100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Myths and Misperceptions Dispelled: How CVBs Really Help You

Date: January 22, 2014, 1:00pm

There are a plethora of resources available to planners to support the skills necessary to execute a successful meeting, but few of them combine destination knowledge, local expertise, and connections to leverage in-market relationships.  And none of them, other than the services of your destination experts of the official marketing arm of their destinations (CVBs), are FREE to you!  Free because their services are funded by tax assessments and those vested in growing tourism in the destination.

What planners need is an advocate in the destination under consideration to help them take advantage of opportunities and avoid pitfalls as you determine the requirements in their destination to execute a successful meeting.  

In this webinar, we want to give you key insight to leverage your CVB for maximum benefit and help you understand the services they provide to assist you in the planning process.  

In this webinar you will learn:  

  • How CVBs can help you to  make your RFP destination specific in sourcing your meeting or event to meet the objectives of your stakeholders and your budget parameters
  • About the meeting and event planning tools DMAI’s  empowerMINT.com makes available for  planners to  research the options available that meet your requirements: get destination information quickly, connect with the right person, and solve your most pressing issues
  • How to Access your PER " Post Event Report/meeting credit score"  for more accurate history reporting and bench marking critical factors for your next meeting
  • About the educational resources available to help you with all facets of your strategic event planning, including: site inspections, corporate social responsibility, green meetings, accessibility, high speed internet access and more!  


Martha Sheridan, President and CEO, Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chairman of the Board, DMAI


This webinar is approved for .50 clock hours for continuing education credit for CMP certification.

Space is limited. Reserve your seat today.