Warsaw Connection18Global DMC Partners, the largest global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), announces their first European Connection, Connection 2018, will take place at the Sheraton Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland from August 16-19.

Global meeting professionals and DMC industry leaders from around the world will gather in Warsaw to learn about key industry trends, discuss the current global outlook and regulations, such as the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and share best practices among the group.

The event will feature a general session about global trends and meeting industry disruptors, an interactive panel with round-table discussions on attendee and data protection, industry-specific meeting planner breakout sessions, and one-on-one appointments to connect meeting planners with DMCs and sponsors of their choosing.

President of Global DMC Partners, Catherine Chaulet, says, “According to post-event evaluations, our breakout sessions have received the highest ratings out of all the education opportunities at the Connection. Planner attendees have told us that no other event has given them the opportunity to connect on a deeper level with other meeting planners that are dealing with similar challenges, circumstances, or regulations. This is what makes the Connection so unique and appealing to meeting planners.”

Global DMC Partners’ Polish DMC Partner, SELECT POLAND, will organize and operate city tours and exclusive afternoon activities to give Connection 2018 attendees an opportunity to experience what Warsaw can offer for groups. SELECT POLAND will also host an optional post-event extension to Krakow for those who are interested in learning more about the second largest city in Poland.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring our clients, DMC Partners, and sponsors to Warsaw this year to showcase why it is ideal for meetings and events of all sizes. At the center of Europe, Warsaw is easily accessible, provides unbelievable value from a budget perspective, and has a very robust history and culture,” states Chaulet.