Hosts Global Blog

02.12.2018
Hosts Honors,Industry News

Hosts Global at the 2018 ADMEI Annual Conference

We loved the theme for this year’s 2018 Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Annual Conference that was held this past week in Chicago, Illinois – “If your Destination Management Company (DMC) isn’t evolving, it’s going to be left in the dust”. Our global community had a strong presence at the event and enjoyed participating in the education sessions geared toward advancing our company culture, services and global brand.

It was an exciting week for Hosts Global with alliance leadership and DMC members being sworn onto the ADMEI board, including Marty MacKay, president of Hosts Global’s alliance of DMCs beginning her term as ADMEI president. We were also honored to have DMC members recognized as finalists for the 2018 ADMEI Awards across 6 Achievement and 8 Excellence categories as well as 2 Recognition award finalists. Hosts’ team members in attendance at the awards gala were thoroughly impressed by the event production submitted by all awards winners, and especially proud of their colleagues who won. Click here to read about our ADMEI Board Members and Award Winners.

Hosts Global DMC Member Finalists for the 2018 ADMEI Awards:

Achievement Awards

  • Best Innovative Events $200,001 – $500,000
    Safari Soiree at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    Hosts Washington DC, a Hosts Global member
    Washington, DC
  • Best Innovative Events $200,001 – $500,000
    A Night of Fire and Ice
    JPdL Toronto & Niagara, a Hosts Global member
    Toronto, ON
  • Best Logistics – Transportation
    75th Commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor and O’ahu, “Welcome & Honor Pearl Harbor Survivors & WWII Veterans and Families”
    Island Partners Hawai’i, a Hosts Global member
    Honolulu, HI
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    Pae Pae O He’eia Fishpond Restoration
    Island Partners Hawai’i, a Hosts Global member
    Honolulu, HI
  • Best Overall Program
    40 in 4 in the 702!
    Hosts Las Vegas, a Hosts Global member
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Best Overall Program
    Beyond All Boundaries – A Champagne Event on a Beer Budget
    Hosts New Orleans, a Hosts Global member
    New Orleans, LA

Excellence Awards

  • Excellence in Cultural and Traditional Integration
    Holoholo Ka’a – Destination Hana
    Island Partners Hawai’i, a Hosts Global member
    Honolulu, HI
  • Excellence in Entertainment Production
    A Night of Fire & Ice
    JPdL Toronto & Niagara, a Hosts Global member
    Toronto, ON
  • Excellence in Event Décor/Design
    A Dapper and Debonair Dining Experience
    Hosts Las Vegas, a Hosts Global member
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Excellence in Event Décor/Design
    A Birthday Celebration to Believe In
    Maple Ridge Events, a Hosts Global member
    Nashville, TN
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel Programming or Service
    A Bold Choice – an Incentive Trip of a Lifetime!
    Hosts New Orleans, a Hosts Global member
    New Orleans, LA
  • Excellence in Risk & Crisis Management
    Excellence in Risk and Crisis Management – Under the Texas Stars
    Capers DMC, a Hosts Global member
    San Antonio, TX
  • Excellence in Risk Management
    Get Your Motor Running
    Maple Ridge Events, a Hosts Global member
    Nashville, TN
  • Excellence in Site Inspection
    Take it Offsite
    Juice Studios, a Hosts Global member
    Atlanta, GA

Recognition Awards

  • Destination Management Professional of the Year
    • Brigitte Boone, DMCP, CMP, CMM, CIS, @dmire, a Hosts Global member
      Beersel, Belgium
    • Joshua M. Jones, DMCP, Hosts Las Vegas & Southern California, a Hosts Global member
      Las Vegas, Nevada