4 Top Takeaways From Our 2023 Webinars
27 December 2023
At ADMEI, we continue to focus on providing helpful content based on current events and the status of the DMC industry today. Throughout 2023, we hosted webinars that touched on several key industry insights, including health and wellbeing, emergency preparedness, local partnerships, incentive travel research, improving business operations, and increasing sales. Check out our top takeaways from this year's ADMEI webinars, and listen to the associated links if you missed any of them.
STRENGTH IN UNITY: HOW DMCS AND DESTINATION ORGANIZATIONS ORCHESTRATE SUCCESS THROUGH COLLABORATION
MODERATOR: Emily Scheiderer (Senior Director of Sales, Education and Services at Destination International)
- Michelle Castady, DMCP (Ethos Event Collective in Chicago, IL)
- Kristy Casale, CMP, DMCP (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry)
- Lori Adlesick (Choose Chicago in Chicago, IL)
Destination Organizations and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) are often characterized as competitors, but in reality, they can work together to bring even more success to one another. This candid panel provided fantastic ideas for how to enhance client experience, bring business to specific destinations, and help DOs and DMCs experience greater success. This panel will help you see the importance of synergy between DOs and DMCs, and it’s available to all on-demand now.
DMC OPERATIONS HUDDLE: AN INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE
HOSTED BY: Amanda Lasher, DMCP (Viva! Events in Portland, OR) and Stephen Fernandez (360 Destination Group in Chicago, IL)
After our annual conference in Tampa, improving and innovating operations was top of mind for many event professionals. If operations is your full-time role or even just an important aspect of what you do, this roundtable is for you! Led by Amanda and Stephen, you’ll find candid conversations from ADMEI members about what works for them — and what struggles have arisen in today’s event climate. This on-demand webinar provides incredible insights into improving your own event operations strategy, and it’s available now!
DMC SALES HUDDLE: AN INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE
HOSTED BY: Valerie Summers, DMCP (VP of Business Development for Gary Musick Productions)
This year’s Sales roundtable was one of our most highly-rated conversations of the year! This virtual event allowed us to continue the conversation from our annual conference, giving ADMEI members who couldn’t attend in Tampa an opportunity to join the conversation. Led by Valerie, who oversees a full-time staff of 29 people for production and DMC business, this webinar is full of tips for building relationships and identifying business opportunities. No matter what destination you serve or what role you play at your DMC, this on-demand webinar offers so much wisdom. Tune in at the link below!
The DMC LIFESTYLE: A FOCUS ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
HOSTED BY: Dr. Dennis P. Stolle (Senior Director of Applied Psychology for the American Psychological Association (APA)) and Dr. Beth M. Schwartz (Associate Director in the Office of Applied Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA))
Since 2020, event professionals have all been on a roller coaster — from screeching to a halt due to the pandemic to finding new rhythms when in-person events came roaring back. In the midst of this, we are all trying to find skills and strategies to avoid burnout. Many of us now realize that how we engage with the world of work matters, and an increased focus on our own health and well-being actually boosts our productivity and success. Led by two applied psychology professionals, this webinar teaches you how to be thoughtful and strategic in the ways you re-engage with the inherently fast-paced and stressful work you love in a manner that is psychologically healthy and sustainable for the long term.
We hope you enjoyed the webinars that were offered in 2023. We are thrilled to keep providing DMC industry professionals with resources to help them advance in their work. To access more webinars on hospitality industry news, best practices, and other useful topics, we encourage you to become a member of ADMEI today!