Taking leaps and bounds to cement its position as a ‘must attend’ annual event in the diary of incentive planners and travel designers alike, DMS Connect efficaciously was held in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne late February. The roadshow featured DMS’ phenomenal DMC network and a select group of industry partners, in arguably the market’s top B2B lead generation platform.

Event professionals were empowered by information with several lucky enough to go home with the opportunity to pack their bags and experience destinations first hand. Across the three cities, DMS Connect was proudly sponsored by Air New Zealand, LATAM Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Etihad.

Marissa Fernandez, managing director, DMS Destination Marketing Services stated “We were overwhelmed by the response we had from the market, with a record number of clients attending Connect over the 3 cities. Attendees spent quality time discussing serious business opportunities with our exhibitors. We are proud of how the show has evolved as we recognise the need to remain reactive to an ever-changing market, so we continue to intensify the educational element at the event”.

Connect held true to its ethos of staying relevant and ‘on trend’, with destinations such as Morocco via Activ’ Travel Partners, Argentina via Passion for Events, Mexico via Tropical Incentives DMC, French Riviera via Visit Monaco and Myanmar via Pacific World in attendance.

A Melbourne attendee commented; “DMS Connect was fantastic. I love the relaxed vibe and great selection of exhibitors. I had more to chat about than I initially thought I would as my interactions opened by mind to the world of possibilities!’’

Connect provided a voice for driving membership for SITE ANZ; once formed, the chapter will be a platform for local incentive practitioners to collaborate and raise awareness of the human and economic impact incentive travel has to offer global economies.

2020 will mark its longevity with DMS Connect’s 20th anniversary! The events are earmarked to be held in February 2020.

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