The Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) is a worldwide educational association for the Private Service Community. Founded in 2007, DEMA was created to provide a forum for Private Service Professionals and certified service vendors interested in better serving and protecting the interests of their clients. DEMA provides the Private Service Community with invaluable resources to tackle everyday challenges, thus increasing job security and empowering members to ensure they protect and preserve the estates they are involved in managing.
The annual DEMA National Convention will be held September 26-28, 2014 in Orlando, FL. The convention is for anyone who is either currently in the industry or considering entering it. Some of the benefits of attending include:
◾Workshops on the major concerns of household management, from staffing, smart-home technology, estate manuals and more;
◾Sharing of industry best practices, from choosing champagne to creating the “Dream Estate;”
◾DEMA vendors will showcase the latest products for the upscale home;
◾Networking opportunities with other Private Service Professionals;
◾Ability to meet directly with agencies from across the country;
◾A Career Day, which allows job-seekers to make connections, as well as develop their interviewing techniques and perfect their resumes.
How valuable is this convention? According to Kellie Geres, the Washington DC DEMA Chapter President, with over 25 years of experience as a nanny and household manager, “The DEMA Convention is a must for any private service staff or company that deals with private service, staffed or HNW homes. Why? Where else can you walk into a room and not have to explain to others what you do? Stepping into the DEMA Convention and having a roomful of peers and professionals who ‘get it’ is priceless.”
We would encourage you to attend this convention, as it offers a unique opportunity for the PSP. Additionally, DEMA is offering our candidates a $100 discount on the price of a convention ticket. To take advantage of this offer, candidates should visit the DEMA Convention website and include this promotional code FCC, when you register.
If you have any questions about the DEMA Convention or this offer, please contact DEMA at (888) 313-3362.