SUPPLIER PARTNERS – WHY BE HERE?

Finding time to sit down with meeting planners is hard work. For a Destination rep, finding the right time to connect and have meaningful conversations about a piece of business often feels like a game of cat and mouse.

There had to be a better way… Or so believed the small group of event entrepreneurs who came together to create Destination Direct Canada, a unique Hosted Buyer Program showcasing the value of Canada’s convention destinations. The first Destination Direct took place just before the CSAE Tête-à-Tête Show in Ottawa, January 19-22, 2016. Read our story here.

In this fourth installment of DDC, we’re committed to creating an amazing environment that will elevate the conversation between buyers and sellers, helping DMO reps make the most of their Ottawa trip, while giving association executives and meeting planners one-on-one face time with people who can help make their jobs so much easier.

 

By signing up for a Destination Direct Canada Hosted Buyer Package, your DMO will receive: 

 

  • One on one time with qualified association executives and meeting planners
  • Added exposure and traffic with your hyperlinked logo displayed prominently as a Supplier-Partner on the Destination Direct Canada website;
  • Your logo in Supplier-Partner banner to appear in select promotional emails;
  • Inclusion in our social media campaign (Twitter, LinkedIn);
  • The complete list of the Hosted Buyers with full contact information and Meeting Profile.

Contact Patricia Pearson or by phone at 613-355-6763 for more details.

 

DDC Hosted Buyers are qualified through an application process and approved by the organizing committee consisting of DDC founders and your DMO peers. 

Hosted Buyers must demonstrate that they are involved in the recommendation or direct purchase accommodation, meeting space, and/or related meeting services in at least three provinces or territories across Canada.

Package A

This package provides DMOs with up to 20 X 15-minute one-on-one, strategic exchange sessions with qualified buyers. Benefits also include:

  • Three nights’ accommodation in a suite – Sunday, Monday & Tuesday night, January 27, 28 and 29th;
  • Educational luncheon with Hosted Buyers and select invited Local Buyers on Monday, January 28th;
  • Networking reception and dinner with Hosted Buyers and select invited Local Buyers on Monday, January 28th;
  • Group Breakfast on Tuesday, January 29th;
  • Group Lunch on Tuesday, January 29th;
  • Transportation to Reveal Social 2019 on Tuesday, January 29th
  • Level A Sponsor to Reveal Social 2019 on Tuesday, January 29th (unlimited partner tickets);

Package B

This package provides DMOs with up to 15 X 15-minute one-on-one, strategic exchange sessions with qualified buyers. Benefits also include:

  • Three nights’ accommodation in a suite – Sunday, Monday & Tuesday night, January 27, 28 and 29th;
  • Educational luncheon with Hosted Buyers and select invited Local Buyers on Monday, January 28th;
  • Networking reception and dinner with Hosted Buyers and select invited Local Buyers on Monday, January 28th;
  • Group Breakfast on Tuesday, January 29th;
  • Group Lunch on Tuesday, January 29th;
  • Transportation to Reveal Social 2019 on Tuesday, January 29th
  • Level B Sponsor to Reveal Social 2019 on Tuesday, January 29th (up to 20 partner tickets);

Package C

This package provides DMOs with up to 10 X 15-minute one-on-one, strategic exchange sessions with qualified buyers. Benefits also include:

  • Three nights’ accommodation in a suite – Sunday, Monday & Tuesday night, January 27, 28 and 29th;
  • Educational luncheon with Hosted Buyers and select invited Local Buyers on Monday, January 28th;
  • Networking reception and dinner with Hosted Buyers and select invited Local Buyers on Monday, January 28th;
  • Group Breakfast on Tuesday, January 29th;
  • Group Lunch on Tuesday, January 29th;
  • Transportation to Reveal Social 2019 on Tuesday, January 29th
  • Level C Sponsor to Reveal Social 2019 on Tuesday, January 29th (up to 10 partner tickets);