2021’s Virtual, In-person and Hybrid Industry Conferences

If 2020 was the year of the virtual industry conference, 2021 could be the year that hybrid meetings allow people to choose how they engage with their fellow meetingprofs. Check out below to see what’s upcoming in the year to come.

ADMEI 2021 Annual Conference

Feb. 23-24

Association of Destination Management Executives International annual conference Recharge: Plug in Virtually.

Women’s History Month at Hotel Zena Washington DC


Check out this month of engaging virtual and in-person activations, including a virtual cocktail class with Republic Restoratives, a DC women-owned distillery (March 1), a Day of Giving for N Street Village (March 8), and the unveiling of Hedy’s Rooftop. Learn more and reserve your spot here.

45th Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast 2021

March 9-11

This in-person event in Myrtle Beach, SC is free for hospitality industry members. It will feature furnishing, fixtures, linens, uniforms, bedding, floor covering, designers, fitness equipment and cleaning supplies. Enhanced safety protocols include required face masks, temperature scanning and social distancing and Myrtle Beach Convention Center’s powerful HVAC Fresh Air System that is the closest thing to being outdoors while indoors.

World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit

April 25-27

The 20th Global Summit, organized in partnership with the government of Quintana Roo (Mexican Caribbean), will be in Cancun, Mexico as a hybrid event. Learn more here. 

IBTM Americas

May 19-20

Meet event professionals from the United States, Canada and Latin America. Register your interest on the contact form here.

Event Tech Live U.S. and Canada

June 8-9

The virtual North American debut of the popular European event education conference will focus on solutions to help organizers continue hosting events through the pandemic and, ultimately, the pivot back to some sort of normal. more than 100 exhibitors are expected with action broadcast from two live stages. A third platform will be running highlights, exclusive interviews and tech trials.

MPI World Education Conference

June 15-17

This year’s WEC hybrid event will focus on how to Make Your Future and will be at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas. It will also be tied in to MPI’s virtual 2021 European Meetings and Events Conference, moved to land during the same week.

Destinations International Hybrid Annual Convention and CDME Courses

July 14-15

This flexible event based in Baltimore, Md., gives attendees the option of experiencing education and networking opportunities in person or virtually. 

GBTA Convention 2021

July 17-21

Global Business Travel Association will bring the industry together in Orlando, Florida at Orange County Convention Center as part of Ready. Safe. Travel. Learn more.

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2021

Aug. 14-17

ASAE is shifting its annual conference for association professionals to a hybrid format based at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Expo 2020

Oct., 2021 – March 2022

The World Expo hosted by Dubai was postponed to start in Fall of 2021 with the premiere of Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion, an immersive journey through the wonders of the natural world. Alif: The Mobility Pavilion and Mission Possible: The Opportunity Pavilion will follow in February and March.

Event Tech Live UK and Europe

Nov. 3-4

The educational conference around all things event technology will return to Old Truman Brewery in London and online. It will feature 100 educational sessions, 100+ Exhibitors, and some 3,500 attendees.

IMEX America

Nov. 9-11

Network, connect and learn at IMEX America in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Register your interest here.


Interested in this year’s remaining industry conferences? Check here.