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How Do You Stand Out as a Small Fish in a Big Pond with Elliot Ferguson – ECEO026

How Do You Stand Out as a Small Fish in a Big Pond with Elliot Ferguson – ECEO026

Elliott Ferguson’s quick take on the best in technology, innovation, and business strategy, including:

  • Using Oculus VR to tour a city
  • Travelling Abe Lincoln
  • Building relationships at tradeshows

Listen to Elliott’s full-length interview with Rebecca HERE


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Elliott Ferguson serves as President and CEO of Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC. A 26-year veteran of the travel and hospitality industry, Ferguson leads Destination DC’s
efforts to generate economic opportunity for the District through meetings and tourism, overseeing the organization’s convention and tourism sales, marketing, finance and business development operations.
Ferguson began his tenure with Destination DC in 2001 as Senior Vice President of Convention Sales and Services and has served as President and CEO of Destination DC since 2009. Prior to working at Destination DC, he served as Vice President of Sales at the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. He has also served as Director of Sales for both the Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureaus.  Ferguson received a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Business Administration from Savannah State University. His many memberships in the industry include the American Society of Association Executives, Professional Conference Management Association, International Association of Exhibition Executives and Destination Marketing Association International.
Ferguson currently serves on the board of directors for the following organizations: U.S. Travel Association; Travel and Tourism Advisory Board; Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Zoo; DC Jazz Festival; Capital Partners for Education; and the Ryan Kerrigan “Blitz for the Better” Foundation. Ferguson also serves on the Hospitality Alliance of Washington, DC.

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