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DEMA Show to Return to Highly Requested Destination

Monday, December 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rachelle Reimers
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** Third City Will Be Added to the Show Rotation Beginning in 2020 ** 

DEMA is excited to announce that it has successfully secured a DEMA Show destination exhibitors and attendees have been requesting for years … New Orleans, LA! The Show last staged in New Orleans in 2001 and the Show Committee is excited to report that DEMA Show will once again return to the Big Easy from November 4-7, 2020!

For the last several years, DEMA has scouted different convention cities that meet the Board-approved Show location criteria with the goal of adding a third Show venue to the current rotation of Orlando, FL and Las Vegas, NV. Finding cities with convention centers that are sufficiently large, and which meet the many needs of the attendees and exhibitors, is no easy task. When evaluating and selecting destinations, convention facilities and hotels, DEMA uses specific Board-approved criteria. A thorough explanation of the criteria and selection process can be found online here.

Funds raised through DEMA Show (and all events produced by DEMA) are used to help the industry, including monitoring legislation, advocating for environmental issues, promoting recreational diving, keeping dive sites open and accessible to divers, providing DEMA-Member access to benefits and programs and conducting research on behalf of the Industry.  Successful DEMA Shows allow the Association to continue its mission of bringing businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide. 

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