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Poppy Awards return to 2018 Outlook Forum in Anaheim

By Angie Pappas 09/29/2017

In February, Visit California and more than 600 industry leaders from across the state will toast the best and brightest in tourism promotion efforts as the Poppy Awards return to 2018 Outlook Forum.

The Poppy Awards are held every two years to honor the individuals and organizations that embody the California spirit and elevate the Golden State brand. The event serves as the grand finale to Outlook Forum, the California travel and tourism industry’s flagship annual conference. 

Following the success of last year's sold-out event, 2018 Outlook Forum is shaping up to be a truly unforgettable experience, held this year at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim Feb. 14-15, 2018.

Each year, California's top tourism leaders and influencers come together to network and gain insights for two days of immersive sessions focusing on the latest issues shaping the global travel landscape. Sessions feature a diverse lineup of speakers and take on a variety of dynamic formats. The 2018 Poppy Awards will punctuate the week the evening of Feb. 15. Winners are selected by a panel of marketing experts in 10 categories, including best public relations campaign,  best digital campaign,  best regional collaborative marketing campaign, and more.

In 2016, the top campaigns across the state took home awards in 11 different categories in Oakland, and hundreds of industry leaders were on hand to celebrate the winners. Highlights of the night included several outstanding campaigns submitted by destination marketing organizations, including:

Visit California is accepting submissions for the 2018 Poppies Oct. 2-27. Submit your nominations for a wide range of categories, including:

Registration for 2018 Outlook Forum is open, and rooms can be booked now at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in the heart of the Downtown Disney District. Space is limited, and the event is sure to sell out. Industry partners who register now can take advantage of special early-bird and bundle rates before Dec. 15.

Don't miss out on your chance to experience the magic at 2018 Outlook Forum. Stay tuned for more details regarding speaker information, special events and more.

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