June 29th, 2016

Global DMC Partners Announces Partner of the Year Awards

Global DMC Partners, the meeting professional’s one worldwide solution for global event success, awarded three DMC Partners with their 2016 Partner of the Year Award at Global DMC Partners Connection 2016 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Saturday, June 25. Austin-based, Red Velvet Events, and Shackman Associates New York won the U.S. Partner of the Year award, and the International Partner of the Year Award was presented to TAM Travel Corporation serving Costa Rica.

Cindy Lo & Rachel Paisley with Red Velvet Events

Global DMC Partners recognized each DMC for their outstanding client feedback, dedication to the Global DMC Partners Service Standards and partnership, and each one’s inherent ability to continuously create tailored, creative, and flawless client programs.

The Partner of the Year Awards are presented annually to the top performing DMCs at the Global DMC Partners Connection. Out of a pool of 59 Global DMC Partners, the Partner of the Year Award Winners must exceed specific selection criteria set by Global DMC Partners within the following categories:  creativity, quality, operational excellence, top customer satisfaction survey ratings, and contribution to the Partnership.

Sandrine Jabouin with Shackman Associates

Catherine Chaulet, President of Global DMC Partners, congratulated the Partners stating, “While all of our DMC Partners set the bar high for DMC industry standards, Red Velvet Events, Shackman Associates, and TAM Travel Corporation have demonstrated an unmatched and immeasurable passion for their clients through their creativity and quality on each and every client program. They are the ideal example of what Global DMC Partners stands for.”

Esmeralda Cubillo and Giannina D'Ambrosio with TAM Travel Corporation

Hosted by .::ECT::. [mice dmc], the Global DMC Partners Connection 2016 took place from June 23-26 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Over 200 meeting professionals, DMC leaders, and Global DMC Partners team members took part in the event which consisted of innovative business sessions, one-on-one appointments, industry specific breakout sessions, an interactive customer panel, site visits, and attendee-elected tours around Punta Cana.  

During the awards ceremony, Global DMC Partners announced that for the first time there will be two Connections in 2017. One will be hosted by Synergies DMC Italy in Italy in March 2017 and the second will be hosted by FDM in Las Vegas, NV in August 2017.