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Congratulations to ADMEI Award Winners

ADMEI 2018 Awards Winners

Here is the list of the 2018 ADMEI Award Winners for the following categories: Achievement, Excellence, and Recognition.  Congratulations to all the winner!


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Best Innovative Events under $50,000

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

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

  • Bathing Man Event, Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events, a DMC Network Company, Stateline, NV

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

Best Innovative Events $500,001 and up

Best Destination Marketing

Best Logistics - Transportation

Best Public Event

  • NORTHSIDE, Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner, Austin, TX

Best Recreational Activity

Best Teambuilding Activity

Best Tour Program

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Best Overall Program



Excellence in Cultural and Tradition Integration

  • International Truffle Exhibition AXA 2016, +39 Italy, Milano, Italy

Excellence in Entertainment Production

  • Play Like A Kid- Party Like An Adult- Welcome to Camp Ignite, Destination South Meetings + Events, A DMC Network Company, Atlanta, GA

Excellence in Event Décor/Design

  • Boundary Ranch Rodeo, Pacific Destination Services Inc., Vancouver, BC Canada

Excellence in Incentive Travel Programming or Service

  • Taste of Austin - Incentive Awards Trip, Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner, Austin, TX

Excellence in Meeting Services

  • VF Corp, Corinthian Events, a Global DMC Partner, Boston, MA

Excellence in Risk & Crisis Management

  • IPW Opening Night Event, Hello! Washington DC Destination Management, Washington, DC

Excellence in Site Inspection

  • Take it Off"site", Juice Studios, a Hosts Global Member, Atlanta, GA

Excellence in Sustainable Initiatives

  • Rooted in Thirty Years, Destination Nashville, a Global DMC Partner, Nashville, TN

Excellence in Technical Production

  • A Perfect Day in Hawaii, AlliedPRA Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

Excellence in Technology Integration

  • Dining Innovation at The Phoenician, Hello! Arizona Destination Management, Scottsdale, AZ



Destination Management Rising Star

  • Michelle Harding Lorber, AlliedPRA Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Destination Management Professional of the Year

  • Shannon Gardner, DMCP, Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company, Indianapolis, IN

The Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Susan Gray, DMCP, St. Louis, MO

Distinguished Service Award

  • Fran Rickenbach, CAE, IOM

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