2020 Industry Events Calendar

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JANUARY

Jan. 5-8 - PCMA Convening Leaders - Professional Convention Management Association - San Francisco, CA

Jan. 10-14 - ABA Marketplace 2020 - American Bus Association - Omaha, NE

Jan. 15-16 - GA Sports, Inc. Annual Meeting - GA Sports, Inc.* - Augusta, GA
(open to CVBs/DMOs, sports organizations, industry partners)

Jan. 19-23 - UMA Motorcoach Expo 2020 - United Motorcoach Association - Nashville, TN

Jan. 21 - Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at The Capitol - Explore Georgia * & industry partners - Atlanta, GA

Jan. 21 - January 2020 Educational Program - MPI Georgia Chapter - Atlanta, GA

Jan. 23-24 Economic Development Landscape - UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Gov. (GCED Program) - Athens, GA

Jan. 24-27 Cities United Summit (formerly GMA Mayor's Day Conference) - GA Municipal Association - Atlanta, GA

Jan. 28 - GEDA Legislative Event at the Capitol - Georgia Economic Developers Association - Atlanta, GA

FEBRUARY

Feb. 2-4 - Convention Sales & Services Summit - Destinations International - Washington, D.C.

Feb. 2-5 - IITA Summit - International Inbound Travel Association - St. Pete/Clearwater, FL

Feb. 3-4 - Georgia Wine Producers 2020 Annual Conference - Braselton, GA

Feb. 3-6 - ETC Annual Conference - The Educational Travel Consortium - Chattanooga, TN

Feb. 4-6 - RCMA EMERGE 2020 - Religious Conference Management Association * - Irving, TX

Feb. 5 - GAC State Legislative Breakfast @ The Freight Depot - Georgia Agribusiness Council * - Atlanta, GA 

Feb. 5 - Destination Showcase 2020 - Destinations International & PCMA - Washington, D.C.

Feb. 7-8 - Georgia Organics Conference & Expo - Georgia Organics - Athens, GA

Feb. 10-12 - Connections - Southeast Tourism Society (STS) - Little Rock, AR

Feb. 11-12 - 2020 Georgia Grown Symposium - Georgia Grown/GA Department of Agriculture - Macon, GA

Feb. 19 - GSAE February Luncheon - Georgia Society of Association Executives * - Atlanta, GA

Feb. 19 - GRA 12th Annual Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception - GA Restaurant Assoc. * - Atlanta, GA

Feb. 19 - CONNECT Diversity & CONNECT Financial - Connect Meetings *Kissimmee, FL

Feb. 24-26 - GACVB Winter Conference - Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus - Valdosta, GA

Feb. 27-28 - ACCG Capitol Connection Conference - Assoc. of County Commissioners of GA - Atlanta, GA

Feb. 29 - Mar. 1 - Atlanta Travel & Adventure Show - STS partnership - Atlanta, GA 

MARCH

Mar. 6 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-95 S) - Port Wentworth, GA

Mar. 8-9 - Winter Chautauqua - Historic High Country & NE GA Mountains Regional Travel Assoc.,Young Harris, GA

Mar. 8-11 - 38th Annual Travel South Domestic Showcase - Travel South USA - Baton Rouge, LA

Mar 12-13 - Staff Development Conference - GA Assoc. of Chamber of Commerce Executives - Alpharetta, GA

Mar. 27 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (Hwy 301) - Sylvania, GA

APRIL 

Apr. 1-2 - Destination Capitol Hill - U. S. Travel Association - Washington, D.C.

Apr. 3 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-75 N) - Valdosta, GA

Apr. 3-5 - Connect Sports Diversity Events Summit - Connect Meetings - Park City, UT

Apr. 6-8 - CEO Summit - Destinations International - Greater Palm Springs, CA

Apr. 7 - UGA CAES "Flavor of Georgia" - UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences - Athens, GA 

Apr. 15 - GSAE April Luncheon - Georgia Society of Association Executives - Atlanta, GA

Apr. 17-19 - Spring Ramble - The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation - Augusta, GA

Apr. 20-23 - Sports ETA Symposium - Kansas City, MO

Apr. 22-24 - GA Regional Visitor Information Centers (RVIC) Conference - Explore Georgia * - Douglasville, GA

Apr. 26-28 - CMO Summit - Destinations International - Seattle, WA

MAY

May 1 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-95 N) - St. Marys, GA

May 3-4 - 2020 Georgia Trail Summit - The Trust for Public Land - Augusta, GA

May 3-9 - National Travel & Tourism Week - U. S. Travel Association 

May 18-20 - Main Street Now 2020 (Main Street America) - National Main Street Center - Dallas, TX

May 22 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-85 S) - Lavonia, GA

May 27-29, 2020 - GSAE Annual Meeting - Georgia Society of Association Executives * - Savannah, GA

May 30 - June 3, 2020 - IPW - U. S. Travel Assoc. - Las Vegas, NV

JUNE

Jun. 5 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-85 N) - West Point, GA

Jun. 6 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (Hwy 280) - Plains, GA

Jun. 6-9 - MPI World Education Congress (WEC) - Meeting Professionals International - Grapevine, TX

Jun. 10-13 - 2020 CNU Annual Congress (CNU 28) - Congress for the New Urbanism - The Twin Cities 

Jun. 12 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-20 E) - Tallapoosa, GA

Jun. 19 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-75 S) - Ringgold, GA

Jun. 23-25 - Congressional Summit on Travel & Tourism - Southeast Tourism Society * - Washington, D.C.

Jun. 26 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-185) - Columbus, GA

Jun. 26-30 - GMA Annual Convention - Georgia Municipal Association - Savannah, GA

JULY 

Jul. 7-10 - Executive Leadership ConferenceGA Assoc. of Chamber of Commerce Executives - Jekyll Island, GA

Jul. 10 - Georgia On My Mind Day - Explore Georgia - Visitor Information Center (I-20 W) - Augusta, GA

Jul. 13-15 - Destinations International Annual Convention - Destinations International - Chicago, IL

Jul. 15 - GSAE July Luncheon - Georgia Society of Association Executives * - Atlanta, GA

Jul. 19-23 - 2020 SCMA-GMOA-AMA Regional Meeting - Georgia Motorcoach Operators Assoc. - Biloxi, MS

Jul. 26-31 - STS Marketing College - Southeast Tourism Society * - Dahlonega, GA

AUGUST

Aug. 8-11 - ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo - American Society of Association Executives - Las Vegas, NV

Aug. 16 - 2020 GRACE Awards - Georgia Restaurant Association * - Atlanta, GA

Aug. 17-19 - CONNECT 2020 Marketplace (Assoc., Corporate, Sports +) Connect Meetings * - New Orleans, LA

Aug. 22-25 - Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) - U. S. Travel Assoc. - Grand Rapids, MI

Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 - Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference - Explore Georgia * - Lanier Islands, GA

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 15-17 - IMEX America - Las Vegas, NV

Sept. 16 - GSAE Luncheon - The Abit Massey Lecture Series - Georgia Society of Assoc. Executives * - Atlanta, GA

Sept. 16-18 - GEDA Annual Conference - Georgia Economic Developers Association * - Savannah, GA

Sept. 25-27 - Fall Ramble - The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation - Rome, GA

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 - S.P.O.R.T.S. Relationship Conference - Colorado Springs, CO

OCTOBER

Oct 19-22 - TEAMS Conference + Expo - SportsTravel presents - Houston, TX

NOVEMBER

Nov. 15-19 - NTA Travel Exchange 2020 - National Tour Association - Reno Tahoe, NV

Nov. 19-20 - Volunteer Leader Conference - Georgia Assoc. of Chamber of Commerce Executives - Augusta, GA

Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 - Group Sales Symposium - GACVB & STS - Destination To Be Determined 

DECEMBER

Dec. 6-9 - Travel South USA International Showcase - Travel South USA - New Orleans, LA

 

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Georgia Agribusiness Council *
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