A bit of glitz, a bit of glam, and a whole lot of hard work — that’s what it takes to be a winning DMC. It’s exhilarating to see all of the work that goes into a well-planned, creative, inspiring event pay off well past the program itself.
Destination South Meetings + Eventslong list of accolades
Here are two examples of these award-worthy endeavours, built on a solid foundation of good working relationships and key partnerships.
A 6,000-person stadium event was a huge source of holiday cheer for the Destination South team when its Jingle + Mingle celebration won an Allie Award for Best Corporate Team Effort.
In fact, the true behind-the-scenes “wow” factor of Jingle + Mingle, says Destination South Vice President Lorri McQueary, was the utmost professionalism and commitment of each vendor to pulling off a flawless event.
It’s the unique, most memorable programs that make for award-worthy moments, in Destination South’s experience. And when you’re asked to plan two conferences back-to-back across two continents all in just two months, the accolades feel twice as nice!
Destination South found themselves in this exact scenario when a client sought their guidance in combining two conferences. All of the planning for both events took place in the US, and was then executed in Copenhagen.
DMC relationships were a major factor in Destination South’s success, with this collaborative conference resulting in the team winning an ADMEI Achievement Award for Best Collaboration with their Danish DMC partner — a relationship forged through both DMC presidents’ ADMEI service.
Calling on this trusted DMC partner ensured that multiple days of conference programming ran smoothly from start to finish. Insights from the Danish-based DMC helped Destination South make the best use of congress center space, take an interactive evening event from rendering to reality, and tap into local relationships to seamlessly transport attendees around Copenhagen. Collaboration even extended up through the final bill, with invoices needing to be settled up in two currencies.
“We are thankful to our client for entrusting us with these programs and for our newfound relationship with our Denmark partner,” says Lorri, sharing her final thoughts on the event’s success. “We are also appreciative of ADMEI creating the space for these relationships to flourish.”
If you’re inspired to follow in Destination South Meetings + Events footsteps, reach out to the team for more insights on crafting a successful event or meeting.
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