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ADMEI-Awards

Established in 2005, the ADMEI Awards Program recognizes member excellence in Destination Management Company (DMC) program, component development, and delivery.  Submissions in over 20 award classifications are judged by a team of international industry professionals and the award winners are celebrated annually at the Awards Gala during the ADMEI Annual Conference.

Award Classifications

The ADMEI Awards Program includes three classifications:  Excellence, Achievement and Recognition with multiple Award Categories within each classification.

  • Excellence Awards identify DMCs that excel in a specific component of Destination Management services for a program.
  • Achievement Awards identify DMCs that excel in Destination Management services for a specific program.
  • Recognition Awards recognize peers and industry leaders with special acknowledgement for their efforts and leadership.
2020 ADMEI Award Winners

Achievement Award Winners

Best Innovative Event - Under $50,000

Hosts DC, a Hosts Global member
Washington, DC USA
A Smithsonian Burning Man Festival

Best Innovative Event - $50,001 - $100,000

Hello! Florida (Central) Destination Management
Orlando, FL USA
Wanderlust

Best Innovative Event - $100,001 - $200,000

JPdL Toronto & Niagara DMC, a Hosts Global member
Toronto, ON Canada
A 1950's Sock Hop

Best Innovative Event - $200,001 - $500,000

PRA Northern California
San Francisco, CA USA
Making Company and Community Impact through Innovation

Best Innovative Event - $500,001 and up

PRA Atlanta
Atlanta, GA  USA
Punt, Pass, Kick Bash

Best Collaborative Program

Destination South Meetings & Events, a DMC Network Company
Atlanta, GA USA
Hadler DMC Scandinavia, a Hosts Global member
Copenhagen, Denmark
Two Conferences, Two DMCs, Two Continents, Two Consortiums, Two Months!

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Connect DMC
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic
Build a School - CSR

Best Destination Marketing

360 Destination Group, Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
Seven FAMs, One Goal: Make No Little Plans

Best Public Event

Hello! Nashville Destination Management
Nashville, TN USA
Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge Grand Opening Celebration

Best Recreational Activity

CSI Boston
Woburn, MA USA
Back Bay Block Party

Best Teambuilding Activity

TERRAEVENTS Italy, a DMC Network Company
Milano, Italy
The Record-breaking Teambuilding

Best Tour Program

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO, a Hosts Global member
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
BMW Baltic "Dreamland Program" in Moscow

Best Transportation Logistics

Juice Studios, a Hosts Global member
Atlanta, GA USA
Take it Back!

Best Overall Program

Imprint Events Colorado, a DMC Network Company
Denver, CO USA
A Weekend of Thanks

Members Choice

TERRAEVENTS Italy, a DMC Network Company
Milano, Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun

Excellence Award Winners

Excellence in Cultural & Tradition Integration

BBC Destination Management, A Global DMC Partner
New Orleans, LA USA
Carnival Traditions & Voodoo Superstitions

Excellence in Entertainment Production

Corinthian Events, a DMC Network Company
Boston, MA USA
100th Anniversary Celebration

Excellence in Event Décor/Design

CSI Florida
Orlando, FL USA
Through the Looking Glass

Excellence in Incentive Travel Programming or Service

Pacific Destination Services Inc.
Vancouver, BC Canada
2018 Senior Partner Conference

Excellence in Meeting Services

BBC Destination Management, A Global DMC Partner
New Orleans, LA USA
Meeting Management...with a Twist

Excellence in Risk & Crisis Management

Mosaix Group, a DMC Network Company
Charlotte, NC USA
Event in a Hurricane? It's a Breeze.

Excellence in Site Inspection

PRA Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
A Whirlwind Site in the Windy City

Excellence in Technical Production

Pacific Destination Services Inc.
Vancouver, BC Canada
Under the Sails

Excellence in Technology Integration

Hello! Arizona Destination Management
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Passport to Luxury

Recognition Award Winners

Carol Norfleet Destination Management Rising Star

Jessica Mraovich
ACCESS Destination Services - Central Florida
Orlando, FL USA

Destination Management Professional of the Year

Brian Ferrell, DMCP, CMP
factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Joanne O’Connor President’s Award

Lisa DeLeon, DMCP
Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events,
a DMC Network Company
Stateline, NV

2021 Award Program Dates
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