The ceremony took place on February 9th in the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston Texas.
Within the categories of Excellence, Achievement and Recognition, the DMC Network were awarded with the following accolades:
Excellence in Entertainment Production: Beaux Arts Bollywood Ball – Imprint Events Group, a DMC Network Company, Colorado
Excellence in Meeting Services: Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover – Newport Hospitality Inc, a DMC Network Company, Newport, RI
Excellence in Risk and Crisis Management: Super Work Out – Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company, Indianapolis, IN
Excellence in Site Inspection: From Competitors to Collaborators – Destination South Meetings & Events, a DMC Network Company, Atlanta, GA
Excellence in Sustainable Initiatives: Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover – Newport Hospitality Inc, a DMC Network Company, Newport, RI
Excellence in Technical Production: Super Computing Conference – Imprint Events Group, a DMC Network Company, Colorado
Best Innovative Event – Under $50,000: VIP Appreciation Events – Mosaix Group, a DMC Network Company, Charlotte, NC
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program: Winter Wonderland – Giveback Benefiting the Children of Dallas – Ultimate Ventures, a DMC Network Company, Dallas, TX
Best Destination Marketing: The Superbowl of FAM’s – Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company, Indianapolis, IN
Destination Management Rising Star Award: Megan Johnston, DMCP – Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company, Indianapolis, IN
‘’The 2019 ADMEI Awards program has been a fun and exciting way to celebrate our partners success and as the consortium with the most nominations and awards it was a true testament to the quality of our partners and the fantastic work they do for their clients’’ said Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director of the DMC Network. ‘’This weekend’s recognition is a great reminder of the strength of our partners, our brand, and our clients, who trust us to deliver the best for their programs. The strength of our Network really shone this weekend and are excited to see what the rest of 2019 brings.’’
’’The ADMEI Awards Program truly is a benchmark for any DMC’’ said Matt Cueves, 2019 Chairman of the DMC Network board. ‘’They recognize member excellence in the creativity, development and delivery of destination programs and allow our DMC’s to showcase their efforts each year. We are beyond thrilled with the success of our partners in this year’s awards and are even more motivated to continue this success throughout 2019.’’
"Another exciting element to the Awards was being able to see that our DMC Network commitment to CSR continues to ring strong as this is the 2nd year in a row one of our partners has won in the ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program" said Aoife Delaney, Director of Marketing & Sales for the DMC Network. "Doing well by doing good’ is a motto that resonates deeply within the DMC Network – each of our DMC’s makes a commitment to give back to the destinations that they operate in and we are thrilled to see that commitment recognized on a global stage."
The 2020 ADMEI Annual Conference and Achievement Awards Gala will be taking place at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino in San Juan Puerto Rico in late January 2020.