Destination Direct Canada

February 6-7, 2023 - during Ottawa Meet Week!

Destination Direct Canada is the only Hosted Buyer program in Canada meant to exclusively connect DMOs, association executives and conference planners.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors! Stay tuned for a listing of our 2023 sponsors!

A note to Canadian conference planners and association executives…

Destination Direct Canada is an opportunity to meet with most DMOs across Canada (30 DMOs registered to attend in 2022, from coast, to coast, to coast) over two days without the hustle and bustle of a crowded tradeshow floor. Learn about funding opportunities and discover what DMOs can do to help your organization sort out your future rotation. There has truly never been a better time to develop new relationships with the folks whose job it is to help you.

Destination Direct Canada is a fully subsidized event – all travel, accommodation, education and meals are fully covered by participating DMOs – there is NO COST for qualified association executives or conference planners to participate. In exchange, you commit to 5 hours over two days of one-on-one appointments (15 minutes with up to 20 different DMOs) and you join us for some amazingly fun social events. You also gain a ton of information about what DMOs are doing to win back business in their cities, what they can do to help you with all your events (large and small) and perhaps most importantly – it’s an amazing opportunity to get you back into the work/socializing vibe in a really non-intimidating, non-crowded way  (one on one appointments are the way of the future)!