About DEMA and the 2014 Convention

blog orlandopostcardThe Domestic Estate Management Association has become the leader in professional and personal development for the Private Service Community. DEMA’s reach goes well beyond our current membership and is recognized throughout the industry. Our approach to raising industry standards is unique, we don’t leave anyone out of the communication circle when it comes to managing estates and residences. Our goal is simple, to provide continuing education and resources to the Private Service Community. This will ensure more secure careers for our members and more protection & preservation of the estates or residences they manage.
The 2014 DEMA Convention is designed to advance the professional development and resources of all attendees. All attendees will leave with more knowledge to help them continue in their careers and businesses by utilizing our convention workshops and privileged information shared by our speakers & educators.
What is included in the ticket price?
The short answer is, all of it!  The speakers, networking, workshops, best practices, advice, panel discussions, support and even most of your meals are all included in the ticket price.  The 2014 DEMA Convention offers the most value ever seen at any Private Service convention.  Don't delay, register & reserve your hotel room today and become an active participant in this one-of-a-kind convention.
Convention Features
This year's event has been specifically designed to cater to the needs of our members based on the feedback that DEMA has spent years obtaining through actively listening & supporting the membership.  Our local Board of Directors in each chapter throughout the country have also been on a mission to learn what our members are looking for in chapter meetings, educational offerings on the association website and now ultimately this convention.  So, no matter what reason you have to attend this convention, we will have your needs covered!
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Keynote & Featured Speakers:  Over the years DEMA has been instrumental in pulling together great speakers and experts to share their knowledge at meetings and special events throughout the country on a monthly basis. The 2014 DEMA Convention will not disappoint by providing the best speakers ever seen at one event for Private Service! Principals, first class Private Service Consultants, Protocol & Etiquette Experts and industry specific leaders are already lined up to speak in September with many more to come.  Stay tuned for announcements in the coming months.
Panel Discussions:  Be in attendance to see unique panels discuss different situations and interact with the audience to come up with solutions to challenges facing our members on a daily basis. 
Workshops:  Currently there are over 18 workshops planned that will take place on Saturday and Sunday on a variety of topics. Please make your voice heard and let us know what topics you would like to participate in by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will forward your ideas to our workshops committee to implement.  Workshops list coming soon!
Career and Job Fair:  Convention this year will begin during the day on Friday with special Domestic Placement Agency driven workshops.  Workshops will include everything covering your career including coaching, resumes, etc.  There will also be dedicated times to sit down with placement agents and meet face to face!
Vendor Training Workshops:  Also during the day on Friday, there will be vendor related workshops to help your company navigate through the best practices for servicing the luxury market.
Welcome Reception:  Things will kick off for Friday night at the Welcome Reception at our host hotel, The Wyndham Grand Orlando.  This will be a chance to unwind and get settled in for the massive amounts of education being offered throughout the weekend.  Grab a bite to eat, take care of registration, network with your peers and make new friends or even catch up with old ones.
Meal Functions & Breaks:  We have designated meal functions and breaks in the education so attendees can network and learn from our exhibitors in the marketplace. Attendees will discover innovation, discussion and awareness in every corner of the convention.
Awards: Our awards committee is planning a great ceremony to spotlight members in all of our membership categories!  It's time to bring respect, appreciation and support to members that are providing outstanding service to their Principals, clients & businesses everyday throughout the year.

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