Achievement Awards identify DMCs that excel in Destination Management services based on a specific set of criteria.
Best Community Support/Volunteerism
This award recognizes a company that has shown initiative by engaging with their community by making a significant difference in the local community via support or volunteerism.
This award recognizes excellence and innovation in event design and décor. Design and décor products or services include, but are not limited to; room layout, theme, décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, drapery, furniture, linens, rentals, and overall interpretation and execution of the event's theme.
This award recognizes the best in entertainment with services that include procuring, producing, choreographing, and designing overall event entertainment.
This award recognizes DMC’s for their creativity and innovative use of resources to achieve the client’s goals and objectives. This category refers to a single event and its WOW factor and integration of the DMC core competencies, including but not limited to; décor/design, transportation, tours, team building, meeting management, entertainment, and audio-visual components.
- Best Event - Up to $200,000
- Best Event - $200,001 and up
Best Group Activity (Team Building/CSR/Tour)
This award recognizes the best creative group experience whether it be team building, CSR, a cultural and heritage experience, or a tour program.
Best Incentive Program
This award recognizes the best in the creation, vision, and execution of an incentive travel program.
Best Logistical Achievement
This award recognizes a DMC that has successfully overcome a logistical challenge where the boundaries of creative thinking must be pushed to their limits. Not limited to transportation logistics, this category includes anything required to execute a logistically challenging element of an event or program.
Best Overall Program
This award recognizes a program that brings the WOW factor into multiple disciplines of a DMC. Entries must include at least 3 different disciplines such as arrivals/departures, dine arounds, audiovisual/production, entertainment, event decor/design, team building/CSR, tours/activities, transportation, event management, entertainment, or program logistics.
Best Pivotal Shift
This award recognizes the best utilization of company resources to shift the overall company vision to a new product or service resource including virtual meetings.
Best Risk Management & Mitigation
This award recognizes excellence in risk and crisis management and mitigation and how DMCs prepare and respond to crisis or problems through the development of comprehensive emergency plans.
Best Site Inspection/FAM Trip
This award recognizes excellence in the DMCs expert familiarity and creative showcase of their destination to meet the client’s objectives, history, requirements, and go beyond expectations for a potential program.
Best Use of Technology
This award recognizes excellence in innovation for:
- Special event technical production, design, or execution that may include lighting, audio, multimedia production, staging, and special effects.
- The latest technology used for enhancing a program that may include a dedicated client’s app, technical apparatuses, or a revolutionary system.
Recognition Awards honor peers and industry leaders with special acknowledgement for their efforts and leadership.
ADMEI Volunteer of the Year
This award recognizes an individual whose valuable service and selfless commitment to ADMEI have made a significant difference in the advancement of ADMEI. The award highlights the individual's actions to further ADMEI's mission through their talent and service.
Carol Norfleet Destination Management Rising Star
This award recognizes an individual who has been in the Destination Management industry for a minimum of one (1) year and a maximum of five (5) years.
Destination Management Professional of the Year
This award recognized an individual who has given their time, dedication, leadership, and knowledge towards the advancement of the Destination Management industry.
Hall of Fame | Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognized an individual who has given their time, dedication, leadership, and knowledge towards the advancement of the Destination Management industry over their lifetime. Additional criteria:
- Must have been an active member of ADMEI for ten(10) or more consecutive years prior to consideration
- Must be close to the end of their DMC career, with a minimum of 20 years within the industry
- Must have earned their Destination Management Certified Professional Designation (DMCP)
- Must have a distinguished record of achievement at the highest levels within their company, community, and the DMC industry, with consideration given to integrity, character, and service