Congratulations to David Rome on a Successful Term as ADMEI Board President


BBC Destination Management is proud to honor Director of Sales, David Rome, DMCP, CMP for his successful term as Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Board President. David’s commitment to ADMEI dates back to 2011, when he began as an active committee member. In 2013, he was invited to join the Board of Directors and, just three years later, on February 13, 2016, was inducted as ADMEI Board President.

David set four key goals for his presidency. The first was to increase the amount of free education to ADMEI’s members; the second was to strengthen ADMEI’s media presence; the third was to develop a stronger partnership between ADMEI and  the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE)  as both global organizations focus on experiential travel and activities to motivate increased colleague and team performance; and the fourth was to increase ADMEI’s  non-domestic membership base. His accomplishments during the year were many.

  • ADMEI now boasts free monthly ADMEiXchange interactive educational webinars for its members on a variety of topics, including: Expectations of DMC’s by Out of the Country Meeting Planners, Trade Show ROI, Back to School: Onboarding New Staff and Continuing Education, and Brexit and Other International Challenges and Solutions.
  • ADMEI and SITE have begun moving towards a more unified partnership that will focus on the value of education. Topics will range from the DMC experience and destination access to locale expertise and the importance of the face-to-face experience in an ever-evolving digital space.
  • ADMEI’s non-domestic membership increased by 20%.

BBC Destination Management’s CEO and President, Bonnie Boyd, DMCP, CMP, said with great joy, “On behalf of BBC Destination Management, I cannot be more proud of David’s many accomplishments and strong leadership throughout his term as ADMEI Board President. David’s commitment to the DMC industry and ADMEI is demonstrated by the numerous successes achieved under his presidency, from providing accessible industry education to increasing the non-domestic membership. It is both a pleasure and an honor to work alongside such an innovative and driven leader.”