Hosts Global Alliance (HGA) continues the tradition of excellence as members won numerous awards at the 2017 Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Conference in Barcelona, Spain last week. Following up a record breaking year in 2016, HGA had another strong showing with 16 nominations this year. The H Factor that HGA is known for was proudly displayed as members accepted their Honors in front of the distinguished event community.
Jennifer Patino, DMCP, CEO of Hosts Global and Past President of ADME International, comments, “I was very proud to be present to witness so many of our members receive ADME International Awards. This year there were many reasons to celebrate, from the success of Hosts New Orleans receiving the award for Excellence in Meeting Services, to Hosts Las Vegas winning Best Innovative Event under $50,000, and let’s not forget NXTevent for taking home awards for both Best Teambuilding and Best Recreational Activity! Industry awards such as these truly acknowledge our commitment to creativity, honors, and the DMC profession.”
The winning HGA Members include:
Best Innovative Event under $50,000: Down the Rabbit Hole, Hosts Las Vegas, A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Best Innovative Events $100,001 – $200,000: Destination Imagination, AXS Group, A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Best Teambuilding Activity: 2015 Academy – All Hands on Deck; Sailing Regatta, NXTevent, Inc., A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Best Recreational Activity: 2015 Academy – All Hands on Deck; Sailing Regatta, NXTevent, Inc., A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Best Tour Program: Comcast 8th President’s Club – A Puerto Rico Adventure: History, Adrenaline & Under the Sea, Group Services Inc., A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Excellence in Meeting Services: A New Way to Meet, Hosts New Orleans, A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Excellence in Technical Production: Tie Between: Kick Off Event Olympus South Europe, +39 Italy, A Hosts Global Alliance Member and Ignite Technical Production, AXS Group, A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Excellence in Site Inspection: Comcast 8th President’s Club – A Puerto Rico Adventure: History Adrenaline & Under the Sea, Group Services Inc., A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Members Choice Award: Hello Bologna Hello Tomorrow! +39 Italy, A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Volunteer of the Year – Nicole Marsh, DMCP, CMP, AXS Group, A Hosts Global Alliance Member
Joshua Jones, DMCP, Regional President of Hosts Las Vegas & Hosts Southern California, Hosts Global Alliance Members, remarks “The Hosts Las Vegas team continues to produce creative events and experiences with our clients and I’m so proud of the team that developed and executed this really creative experience! We were so fortunate to be able to show our H Factor on this wonderful event and we are honored to be recognized for the creativity and hard work. Congratulations to all of the finalists and award winners for raising the bar in our industry.”
“Taking our entire +39 Italy team to ADMEI’s Barcelona conference proved an inspiring and motivational experience, an opportunity to gain insight from some of the best minds in the business, advancing knowledge in educational sessions, networking with peers and when you top this with winning two ADMEI awards, the experience goes right off the scale.” says Heather Williams, CEO +39 Italy, A Hosts Global Alliance Member.
ADME International remains the perfect platform for sharing across the hospitality community. HGA, and all of its DMC members, are eager to continue collaborating with industry professionals, and as always, they look forward to creating another successful year of events.