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02.14.2019
Press Release

Hosts Global DMC Members Win Big at the ADMEI Awards

Hosts Global (Hosts) proudly recognized their team members who were sworn-in to serve on the 2019 board of directors for the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), as well as their Destination Management Company (DMC) members who won prestigious 2019 ADMEI Awards. Both the board of directors and the awards ceremonies occurred this past week during ADMEI’s Annual Conference held in Houston, Texas.

Throughout the next year, Michelle Crosby, CMP, DMCP, director of global sales for Hosts will serve as president-elect for the ADMEI board along with fellow board members Robyn Bass, DMCP, president of Maple Ridge Events, a Hosts Global member and Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts Global’s alliance of DMCs. Hosts is proud to play such an active role in supporting the premier resource for education, standards and practices within the DMC industry.

The ADMEI Awards gala recognized winners across three major categories; Achievement, Excellence and Recognition, each with multiple award opportunities per category. Submissions were open to all 216 of ADMEI’s member DMCs and finalists were selected by independent judging panels based on merit. Hosts was honored to have DMC members recognized as finalists across 7 Achievement and 5 Excellence categories as well as 2 Recognition award finalists. The judges had their work cut out for them as all award finalists produced exemplary work. Hosts was incredibly proud of their colleagues who won in the following categories:

Achievement Award

  • Best Overall Program – Truck Dealer Excellence – Northern Exposure 2018
    Hadler DMC Scandinavia, a Hosts Global Member
  • Best Public Event – Camden Night Gardens: Tides of Change
    Roberts Event Group, a Hosts Global Member
  • Best Teambuilding Opportunity – Music City Jam Session
    Maple Ridge Events, a Hosts Global Member

Excellence Award

  • Excellence in Cultural and Tradition Integration – Truck Dealer Excellence – Northern Exposure 2018
    Hadler DMC Scandinavia, a Hosts Global Member
  • Excellence in Event Décor/Design – A Night at The National Cathedral
    Hosts DC, a Hosts Global Member
  • Excellence in Site Inspection – From Competitors to Collaborators
    Juice Studios, a Hosts Global Member along with Destination South Meetings + Events, A DMC Network Company, PRA Atlanta and Presenting Atlanta

Recognition Award

  • Members Choice Award
    Roberts Event Group, a Hosts Global Member
  • ADMEI Volunteer of the Year
    Pat Owings, DMCP, CMP, Maple Ridge Events, a Hosts Global Member
  • Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award
    Terry Epton, DMCP, CIS, CITE, Hosts New Orleans, a Hosts Global Member

 

“It has been an honor to serve as the president of ADMEI for the past year,” said Marty MacKay. “I can’t wait to see the continued momentum from this year’s board and as well as increased participation from our Hosts Global DMC members who are thrilled to engage and be recognized by ADMEI – the leading association for our industry.”

Contact:

Katie Davis
Director of Marketing
619.202.0029
katie.davis@hosts-global.com