The Awards Gala took place on Saturday evening, February 10th in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Appearing throughout the categories of Achievement, Excellence and Recognition, the following DMC Network partners were awarded as best in class:
- Destination Management Professional of the Year: Shannon Gardner, DMCP, Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company, Indianapolis, IN
- Excellence in Entertainment Production: Play Like a Kid – Party Like an Adult – Welcome to Camp Ignite, Destination South Meetings + Events, Atlanta, a DMC Network Company, Atlanta, GA
- Best Innovative Event $100,001 - $200,000: Bathing Man Event, Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events, a DMC Network Affiliate, Lake Tahoe, CA
- Best Teambuilding Activity: Teambuilding with Sponsors, Stations & Sweets| Mosaix Group, a DMC Network Affiliate, Charlotte, NC
Speaking on the awards, DMC Network Managing Director, Dan Tavrytzky said “ADMEI is the global voice of the destinations management industry- their standards, reputation and support for innovation are the benchmark for any DMC. To see so many of our partners recognized at this year’s Achievement Awards was an extremely motivating start to the year, and a great validation for the DMC Network that we are represented by the best of the best in each of our destinations.’’
‘’We are thrilled to see such a strong achievement from our DMC Network partners this year’’ said Matt Cuevas, 2018 Chairman of the DMC Network board. ‘’We are constantly benchmarking ourselves against the highest of industry standards and achieving such strong recognition over the weekend is a great win for the DMC Network brand. We were delighted to have so many of our partners in attendance to celebrate together – a win for one of us is a win for all of us!’’
The 2019 ADMEI Annual Conference and Achievement Awards Gala will be taking place at the Four Seasons hotel in Houston, Texas next February.
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