WELCOME TO DESTINATION DIRECT CANADA!

DDC is a unique Hosted Buyer program showcasing the value of Canada’s convention destinations! DDC takes place January 28-29, 2019 in Ottawa. Join us and meet DMO’s from across Canada who are eager to host your next conference.

Hosted Buyer applications now being accepted! Apply early to avoid disappointment!

This Hosted Buyer program is open to qualified decision makers who may consider three or more Canadian provinces and/or territories for their business events.

Qualified decision makers are:

  • Association Executives of Canadian, international, or regional associations
  • Corporate Meeting and Incentive Planners;
  • Independent/Full-Service Meeting Professionals who handle all planning and execution of their Canadian-based association or corporate clients.

If you are looking for the best possible destinations for your annual conventions and other important business events, Destination Direct Canada is the place to be! As a Hosted Buyer with Destination Direct, you will connect with Canadian Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) representatives in a private, professional environment, to discuss your meeting requirements in detail. No noise and distraction. Just productive conversations and information about financial incentives and other cost-saving benefits for your business events. It’s a smart, time-saving way for you to do business!

Even better, Destination Direct Canada, will cover your transportation, your accommodation, all meals and social events during your stay!
You’ll get to network with fellow associations executives, negotiate money-saving deals for your organization and enjoy great education – at no cost to you or your association! Isn’t that a sweet deal? A limited number of Hosted Buyer spots are available. See if you qualify and apply here.
Everything was wonderful and perfect. I really enjoyed the first day luncheon and I feel that “round table” discussion could have went on longer. I love to learn!!! Lois Arkwright

Office & Events Manager, The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

As someone who is fairly new to the industry, this experience was invaluable. Meeting all of these DMOs in person humanized the whole process. I am interacting with these people as it is and it is very helpful to put a face to an email signature. It makes the entire process more personal and opens the door for a more honest conversation. The overall layout of the event maximized networking opportunities without the feeling that you had to network all the time. With the scheduled meetings, there wasn’t that pressure to talk shop the rest of the time. It was great for relationship building. Amanda Langtry

Event Manager, Strauss Event & Association Management