This is the time of year when the team at Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) relates most to meeting planners as we prepare for our own 2015 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas on July 15-17. Fresh off of last year’s record breaking attendance and our 100th anniversary, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring together over 1,000 CVB/DMOs and business partners for two and half days of education, networking, and business exchange. So our empowerMINT.com team thought that while we have some of the finest meeting destinations together… it’s also a perfect time to bring some of those destinations to you!
Announcing the empowerMINT.com Live Webcast
We recognize meeting planners are extremely busy and need alternative ways to acquire job-related knowledge. For the first time, DMAI’s empowerMINT.com will host a live webcast featuring 14 Texas Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) who will educate you on the latest hotel and venue developments, renovations, and provide insights on what you may not know. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A chat as well as have the chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Live webcasts could never replace a one-on-one meeting, but perhaps they are the next best thing! I feel it is a great way for a CVB sales professional to share what’s happening in their destination and for you to “meet” the local expert and interact by asking questions. You will have the ability to join in from the convenience of your desktop or mobile device.
About the Webcast
Who: 14 CVBs from throughout Texas will offer updates on their destinations on topics meeting planners need and want to know. Destinations will present every 15 minutes. A schedule of destinations is available on the registration page.
What: Our webcast will broadcast live audio and video, just like many of you are doing for your own events. Because of the live camera feed, webcasts can be more engaging (and potentially entertaining). While Terri Roberts and I will be your hosts and this will be a first for all (had to insert this disclaimer) we are in great hands with Chuck Boyce, our producer from Authority Marketing Network. We hope you’ll join the FUN!!!
When: The webcasts will broadcast live Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2:15p.m. CDT and Friday, July 17 from 11:30-1:30p.m. CDT.
Each CVB will offer a five minute presentation followed by a Q&A and prize drawing. Viewers can follow along and ask questions on Twitter as well as the webcast chat feed. If a planner has a specific question about a renovation, development, or event, their answers will be addressed by destination experts in real-time.
|Thursday, July 16 (CDT)||Friday, July 17 (CDT)|
|12:30pm||Show begins||11:30am||Show begins|
|2:00pm||Fort Worth||1:00pm||San Antonio|
Where: Register NOW!
We look forward to welcoming you to our inaugural webcast!