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Sales - Executive Update
June 2017


Cvent CONNECT 2017 was held June 12-16 in Las Vegas, VisitDallas was a Tier 1 sponsor, the only destination sponsor at this level.  The event was attended by 2,200 buyers and we received over 200 leads during the tradeshow. 

Brad Kent spoke during the planner general session and a video from Phillip Jones welcomed the planners to Cvent CONNECT. 

VisitDallas premiered our new tradeshow experience designed by TracyLocke and 900lbs. of Creative.  And each planner received a welcome gift of VisitDallas branded chips and salsa along with a Spin & Win card for a chance to win great prizes and the game was played by over 350 planners, most of whom VisitDallas did not have a previous connection.    

Partners included:
Fairmont Dallas, Hampton Inn Dallas North, Lorenzo Hotel, Omni Dallas Hotel, Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Sheraton Dallas Hotel, The Adolphus Hotel, The Westin Galleria Dallas and Dallas Marriott City Center Hotel.

VisitDallas sales team and hotel partners at Cvent CONNECT.

VisitDallas' new tradeshow experience virtual reality booth.

A peak inside the new VisitDallas virtual reality booth.

VisitDallas conducted its 15th year of Dallas Does Broadway in New York City.  The event was a reception and tradeshow with 113 customers and their guests followed by Tony Award winning musical, Come From Away, followed by post event reception.

Partners included:

Access Texas, AT&T Stadium, Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, InterContinental Dallas, J&S Audio Visual, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Omni Dallas, Sheraton Dallas, Ultimate Ventures and W Dallas Victory.  

Grand prize VisitDallas experience trip for two was awarded to Phyllis Klasky, Director of Events Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Customers enjoying Dallas Does Broadway

Other sales events for the month of June included:

PCMA Education Conference, New York City

MPI WEC, Las Vegas

Association Forum - Forum Forward and Honors Gala, Chicago

ConferenceDirect Industry Insights – Washington DC

ConferenceDirect Industry Insights – Orange County

FEA Annual Meeting /Tampa, FL


Our sales team conducted 19 site visits in June with customers interested in hosting future meeting in Dallas.