DMA West Leadership Summit for CEOs

July 29-31, 2019
SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel | Pismo Beach, California
Cottage Inn by the Sea | Pismo Beach, California (overflow property)
Visit SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County)

Register Online | Registration Brochure

Registration Fee: Includes sessions and group meal functions.
$425 CEO registrant from a DMA West-member DMO
$650 Nonmember CEO registrant 
$175 Spouse/Guest

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel
(800) 782-8400 or (805) 773-4608
Cottage by the Sea (805) 773-4617
Hotel Group Rate: $269-$299 based on room type/view plus room tax/assessment; single/double occupancy
Group Code: DMA West
Booking Link: Online Booking
Please make your reservations before June 22, 2019.

Overflow Hotel:
Cottage Inn by the Sea | Pismo Beach, California
(located next door to the conference site)
Reservations: (805) 773-4617
Hotel Group Rate: $259-$279 based on room type plus room tax/assessment; single/double occupancy
Group Name: DMA West Leadership Summit
Booking Link: Online Booking

Thriving at the Top - Organizational Strategies for DMO CEOs

Gain insights into the evolving challenges facing DMOs and those who lead them.

DMO chief executives face unique demands and have distinct professional needs.

For more than two decades, DMO leaders have gathered at the annual Leadership Summit (formerly CEO Forum) to explore industry priorities, share insights into challenges facing DMOs, and determine how to best market their destinations and lead their organizations.

New and veteran DMO leaders address the challenges driven by changes in funding sources and resource allocation, increased accountability and performance measures, marketing strategies, escalating technology and complex trends in the meetings and travel industry.

CEOs build a face-to-face peer network to assist in garnering industry insights and resources from colleagues. DMO leaders at the Leadership Summit also participate in a Marketing Idea Exchange. It’s a quick way to glean a handful of terrific ideas to inspire your promotional efforts.

Join your peer CEOs at the annual Leadership Summit as you search for ways to stay fresh and keep your organization nimble.

Comments shared by CEO delegates after the 2017 Leadership Summit:

  • This is my favorite conference of the year. Connecting with peers is so helpful and insightful.
  • I love the intimacy of this conference and the genuine sharing of ideas. The location is always inspirational, which is wonderful!


“I was so impressed and inspired by everyone I met at the Leadership Summit. I will definitely be adding this program as a “must do” each year.”

~ Cody Jennings
Skagway Convention & Visitors Bureau