ADMEI 2017 Annual Conference
Program at a Glance
ADMEI International Annual Conference
Thursday, 19 January - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain

Complete session descriptions and speaker list will be available soon

Wednesday 18 January 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 noon Certification and Accreditation Board Meeting
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ADMEI Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm DMCP Study Session
Thursday 19 January 2017
8:30 am - 12:00 noon DMCP Exam
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm DMCP Test Item Writing Conclave
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm You ADMEI at Hello - new members and first timers
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Opening Session: Barcelona SmartHunt® sponsored by
Best Corporate Events
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Reception
Friday 20 January 2017
8:30 am - 9:00 am ADMEI Update -
David Rome, DMCP, CMP, ADMEI President
9:00 am - 10:00 am Targeting Your Global Audience in a Digital Age
Sebastien Tondeur, Chief Executive Officer, MCI
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Security in Event Management
Eda Ozden, MEP Business Services, Turkey
Gordon Keay, Director of Security - Europe, Marriott Hotels International
Justin Kelley, Managing Director, Business Operations, MSA Security 
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Session:
Working with CVBs - Adding Value for DMCs
Elena Altemire, Barcelona Convention Bureau
Leonardo Visari,Business Development Director,Firenze Convention and Visitors Bureau
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Concurrent Session:
How DMCs Can Challenge Their Customers to Drive ROO
Rhonda Brewer, CIS, COO, RMC DMC and past Chair, SITE

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm General Session: Industry POV
David Bartlett, Vice President Global Sales - Europe, Marriott Hotels International
Dave Caldwell, Vice President, Maritz Travel
Annamaria Ruffini CIS, CMP, President & CEO, Events In & Out Srl
Christophe Verstraete, Executive Director, euromic
6:30 pm
Depart for Evening Event at
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

Saturday 21 January 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am The DMC Conundrum: Will It Ever Be Solved?
Padraic Gilligan, DMCP, Soolnua
Patrick Delaney, DMCP, Soolnua
Sponsored by IMEX Group
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Concurrent Session: Best Practices for DMC Owners
Moderators: Lorenzo Pignatti, DMCP, +39 Events and
Marc Schwabach, DMCP, Ambiance Events
10:30 am - 12:00 noon Concurrent Session: Best Practices for DMC Sales/Operations Staff  Moderators: Gina D'Angelo, CMP, DMCP, Director of Operations, Hosts DC, 
Xavier Bordedebat, Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Lafayette Group
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Barcelona Tours: Discover the Other Side of Barri Gotic
Sustainable Fashion Experience, and
Shuttle to El Born and Passeig de Gracia Shopping Areas
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm ADMEI Awards Gala Reception
7:30 pm ADMEI Awards Gala Dinner