Hosts Global Celebrates Excellence at the 9th Annual Forum Awards 


Las Vegas, NV — Hosts Global, the premier destination management company (DMC), concluded its highly anticipated 9th Annual Global Forum last month, but not before recognizing their Global Alliance Members for their outstanding achievements in the meetings and events industry. The awards were presented by Robert Lee, VP of Global Sales and Alliance Engagement, and highlighted the exceptional efforts and contributions of Hosts Global Members made this year. 

“I had the distinct honor of presenting the annual Hosts Global Member Awards,” said Host Global’s VP of Global Sales & Alliance Engagement, Robert Lee. “These coveted awards showcase the best of the best in our industry and represent our commitment to making meetings and events meaningful, memorable, and motivating. They demonstrate our intent in designing and partnering with our customers to produce events that are planned boldly and brilliantly with ferocious creativity.” 

Hosts Global Member, Hosts Louisville, awarded the "Made Memorable" award at the Hosts Global Forum in Malta.

2023 Made Memorable Award: Hosts Louisville, A Hosts Global Member 

The Made Memorable Award recognizes a DMC’s efforts to ensure meaningful outcomes for clients, their destination, the planet, or their company. Hosts Louisville achieved this award through their sustainable initiatives, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and impactful local community give-back. Their event for 275 guests aligned with client goals, delivering sustainability, diversity, and budget constraints. By using locally sourced food, partnering with Food Recovery Network to donate over 100 pounds of food, and engaging a supplier network of over 83% minority and women-owned organizations, Hosts Louisville demonstrated conscious event design. 

“With great intention and care, it is possible to deliver on program sustainability and DEI objectives,” stated Tracy Gleason, Regional General Manager North & Central.  “Hosts Louisville is honored to receive the “Made Meaningful” award and even more thrilled to know that our local community was impacted by our efforts.” 

Hosts Global Member COTC Events awarded the "Ferocious Creativity Award" at the Hosts Global Forum in Malta.

2023 Ferocious Creativity Award: COTC Events, A Hosts Global Member 

The Ferocious Creativity Award recognizes a DMC’s innovative design and décor, demonstrating creativity from thought process to execution. COTC Events earned this award for their outstanding work on a technology client’s event, overcoming challenges like rain and logistical changes. With the theme “Tech Through the Decades,” COTC Events delivered a vibrant and engaging main event for over 2000 industry clients. From a 1960s silent disco to a space man for photo ops and remote-control drones for the 2000s, their program showcased ferocious creativity. 

“We literally shared this win with our great client,” said Deidre Everdij, owner of COTC Events. “They set us free to create because they know we understand the company’s vision and standards for excellence. It’s an ideal relationship made evident with this award.” 


Hosts Global Member Spectra UK awarded "Operational Excellence" at the Hosts Global Forum in Malta
Special Award for Operational Excellence: Spectra, A Hosts Global Member

Spectra received a special award for operational excellence in the face of an unprecedented challenge. Operating in two countries, Spectra faced logistical hurdles due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Despite road closures, supplier modifications, and last-minute changes, Spectra’s proactive approach turned the challenge into a unique and memorable experience for the client. The program was made inclusive of the historic event, showcasing the value of a DMC as a true local expert and partner. 

“This program demonstrated what is meant by the phrase “where were you when…..?,” said Paul Miller, Managing Director at Spectra.  “A once in a lifetime scenario stretched our team and our supplier partners to the limit, both professionally and emotionally. The nation is proud to have given Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a spectacular farewell that was broadcast to the world. With the wonderful support of understanding clients and attendees, an enjoyable program was delivered during this significant and special time for the country. Truly an experience that will last in everyone’s memories forever.”