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The DMC Network’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Since 1978, the DMC Network has pledged to be the Business Events Industry’s most trusted and reliable collective of destination management companies. Our motto – We’re there for you! – embodies that promise to our clients and the 100+ regions where we live and work.


We believe discrimination has no place in the DMCN, but resting on our beliefs is not enough. Silently mourning does nothing to support marginalized members of the global community we are so grateful to be part of. Our silence ends today – Black Lives Matter, and racism is a pandemic that must be confronted head-on...



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Getting Involved: From Student Member to Board of Governors

By Megan Johnston, CSEP, DMCP | Director, Event Services at Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company


Let’s rewind a decade - I was finishing up my degree at Ball State University in Hospitality Management, eager to start my professional career, and looking for every opportunity to stand out as a young professional.


I had a job lined up after a successful internship, and I asked my boss what I could do to jump-start my career. She simply replied, “get involved.” At the time, she was serving on the Board of Directors for our local International Live Events Association (formerly International Special Events Society) chapter, and that seemed like a great place to start..



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Experience New Orleans – where the good times continue to roll

By Accent-DMC, a DMC Network Company


In a world that requires physical distancing, you can still get up-close and personal with New Orleans food, music, and culture – safely, of course! New Orleans has everything you need for an exciting yet safe trip, whether an incentive or the site for your next conference.


Don’t worry, we’re used to wearing masks in New Orleans, and as a proud Southern city, we take hospitality very seriously. New Orleans is eager to welcome you and has created numerous precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy...



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The Passions Behind the People

By Meredith Shepard, Administrative Manager of the DMC Network


The time of day...

Mornings. I love the idea that each day is a new start and anything can happen.  Mornings are insane at my house as I get my three girls (Abigail – 13, Claire – 10, and Gracie – 7) out the door.  You can find me with a cup of coffee in one hand, a hair brush in the other, and Taylor Swift providing the soundtrack to our mornings. I have always thrived on chaos and craziness and it is during those times that I am most productive.


The activity…

Running. Going for a run is one of the only times I get to really decompress and have some quite time to myself. There are beautiful desert trails right out my back door and I love to take advantage of them every chance I get with our extremely energetic one year old Goldendoodle, Kona...


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A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For CoVid

By Chris Baker, Director of Global Sales, DMC Network


Growing up, we always had family dogs – black Labrador retrievers, the most affectionate and fun breed. The tradition continued with my brother, who now has three black labs in his family that his children adore. Friends also started introducing dogs into their lives, and I could see how much their lives were enhanced.


I love animal interaction and knew I always wanted to get my own dog, however I always felt my lifestyle didn’t quite work – I travel a lot and wasn’t sure I had the right time to dedicate for those important first 6 months of bonding and training, so the years went by, and while I continued to toy with the idea, the time never felt quite right, and it simply never happened...



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How to Prevent Burnout When Planning Virtual Events


I was a sales leader in events for over a decade and I loved what I did, who I did it with and who I did it for. I was a success - but one day I woke up and it felt like everything changed.


A few years ago, somehow the career I had spent years building became something I felt trapped by. The team I’d built endlessly frustrated me and I resented them. The work I loved and brought me so much happiness left me feeling… nothing.


Have you ever had a moment like that? Perhaps a season like that? Are you feeling worn down like that right now? I get it - and I didn’t know it at the time, but I was burning out.



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DMCN Newsroom:

See the latest industry news and announcements from the DMC Network.


    April 14, 2020

    With CoVid19 having changed the current face of the meetings, events and incentives industry recently, the DMC Network decided to look at ways to continue to showcase the partners and destinations that are a part of the family, while giving industry partners information on topics that are relevant to them during this period of isolation.  The ‘DMCN Comes Home’ series was born!

    > See press release

    February 25, 2020

    Nicholas Zazzera, former Senior Account Executive at DECO Productions, Inc., has been appointed as President, effective immediately. In his new role, Nicholas will spearhead the company’s strategic growth plans while ensuring client satisfaction working with and through the highly talented DECO Team and industry partners.

    > See press release

    February 15, 2020

    The DMC Network is proud to announce that their partners have been honored with awards in 7 categories at this year’s ADMEI Awards Gala. The ceremony took place at the Sheraton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday February 1st and recognized Destination Management companies within the categories of Excellence, Achievement and Recognition...

    > See press release

    January 9, 2020

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce Global Russia DMC & PCO as the newest Preferred Partner to the DMC Network family. This latest addition continues the DMC Network’s commitment to global expansion in 2020.

    > See press release

    December 12, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that eleven of its partners have been chosen as the 2020 ADMEI Achievement Awards Finalists this year, for a total of eighteen awards. Appearing throughout the categories of Achievement, Excellence and Recognition; many DMC Network partners have been showcased this year.

    > See press release

    October 2, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that eleven of its partners have been chosen as the 2020 ADMEI Achievement Awards Finalists this year, for a total of eighteen awards.

    > See press release

    October 31, 2018

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that it has partnered with ECPAT-USA, the leading anti-child trafficking organization in the United States.

    > See press release

    October 01, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Event Experience has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Event Experience is a Seattle-based DMC and event production company with a recording and editing studio, an audio visual department, logistical resources, and creative planning teams.

    > See press release

    September 16, 2019

    Last week saw The DMC Network’s Annual Talent Search taking place on the Tuesday evening of IMEX America.  This was the company’s 7th year hosting the event in Las Vegas, firmly solidifying it in the trade show calendars of client and industry partners globally.

    > See press release

    September 03, 2019

    The DMC Network is excited to announce that Signature DMC has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Signature DMC has been creating bespoke incentive experiences throughout Argentina since 2003

    > See press release

    August 29, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that ECO Destination Management Services has joined the DMC Network as a Preferred Partner. ECO DMS is a full service destination management company in the Dutch Caribbean in operation for over 31 years.

    > See press release

    August 21, 2019

    Newport Hospitality, Inc. was recently awarded two prestigious Esprit Awards by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) - Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $500,000 USD) and Best ILEA Team Effort (Over $150,000 USD).

    > See press release

    July 30, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that TERRAEVENTS France has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Based in Paris and covering Central and Northern France, this office is the latest addition to TERRAEVENTS’ expanding European portfolio.

    > See press release

    July 23, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Destination South Meetings + Events has opened a coastal division. Based in Charleston, this affiliate is the latest addition to Destination South’s portfolio and will be representing the DMC Network throughout the state of South Carolina and Georgia.

    > See press release

    July 02, 2019

    Last week, Park City and Summit Events, a DMC Network Company, welcomed the 2019 DMC Network Annual Exchange, with 125 industry and media professionals and from all over the globe.

    > See press release

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