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How Destination DC Is Navigating a Tumultuous Time

Elliott Ferguson discusses the Capitol riot, inauguration and the future of event security.

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While meeting planners had high hopes that the new year would be one of recovery, 2021 got off to a rocky start in January. In addition to a slow vaccine rollout, the attack on the Capitol raised new fears about event safety.
 
elliot-ferguson-insetOn this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, Northstar Meetings Group Associate Editor Elise Schoening spoke with Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC and national chair of the U.S. Travel Association. Ferguson discussed what it was like to be in D.C. during the insurrection (1:30) and shared what the CVB is doing to address planner concerns around civil unrest (5:00). He also discussed new hybrid and virtual event offerings available at the convention center and how the city is adapting to a changing meetings landscape (8:30).