ADMEI 2017 Annual Conference
Event Details
2017 ADMEI International Conference
Thursday, 19 January - Saturday, 21 January 2017
Hotel Arts 
Barcelona, Spain

The ADMEI International Conference is the only conference for the destination management profession.  This year, we explore Targeting Your Global Audience in the Digital Age. A combination of general and concurrent sessions are designed to help you understand the global meetings and incentive community.  Concurrent sessions will drill down to specific interests for owners and sales/operations.

NEW THIS YEAR is a combined effort with SITE on Friday, 20 January.  SITE members whose companies are not already ADMEI members can attend on Friday for a special one day fee.

Each session is designed to:

  • Provide tools and techniques to increase your company's profitability
  • Boost your staff effectiveness
  • Improve your marketing efforts to gain more profitable clients
  • Increase your company revenue
Continuing Education Credit

    ADMEI is a CMP Preferred Provider. The sessions identified in the onsite program with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP) credential. All qualifying activities also indicate how many CE credits attendees will receive for participating. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit  www.conventionindustry.orgNote: This replaces the ADMEI Contact Hour form.

We know that some of the most effective learning at our conference occurs during the networking sessions.  From our Opening Session on Thursday through the ADMEI Achievement Awards Event Gala, our conference committee has an excellent array of events planned just for you.

Madrid Pre-Conference FAM Trip

Extend your trip to Spain by visiting Madrid Sunday - Tuesday prior to the conference.  The Madrid Convention Bureau has organized a trip that will provide you with sights and sounds - and ideas for future client meetings!  The cost is minimal, and includes three nights hotel, two lunches and three dinners.  Check the FAM tab for more information.


We know you want to enjoy Barcelona beyond our lovely hotel!  We are working with our Diamond Sponsor, Best Corporate Events on a fantastic Smart Hunt event that will take you outside the hotel on Thursday afternoon.  Friday evening our Barcelona host DMCs are arranging a fabulous evening at the Museu Nacional d"Art de Catalynya. Saturday afternoon our conference sessions conclude with lunch so you have the afternoon to see Barcelona.  We have a choice of two imaginative tours and a shuttle to shopping from which you can choose. For more information about Barcelona, please select the Barcelona tab.