December 11th, 2019

Global DMC Partners Closes Out Award-Winning Year

Global DMC Partners (GDP), the largest global network of independently owned destination management companies (DMCs) and creative event experts, has much to celebrate this holiday season. As the company completes its sixth year serving the needs of meeting and event planners, GDP pauses to recognize the accomplishments of its team and partners, which have set a strong foundation for the year ahead.

Among the many awards and accolades from 2019 were the CWT Suppliers of the Year Award, Special Event’s Top DMCs List and Smart Meetings’ Smart Stars Awards. President and CEO Catherine Chaulet was named to Smart Meetings’ Smart Women in Meetings and BizBash’s Top 1,000 People in Events. Several of GDP’s partners received ADMEI Achievement Awards as well as Northstar Stella Awards in the DMCs category.

In November, Global DMC Partners added five new meeting planners to their 2020 Customer Advisory Board from cievents, Ferguson, LPL Financial, Morley Meetings & Incentives and Thrivent Financial. Their DMC Advisory Board welcomed three new members from Condor Travel, Emotionstore and MCC Destination Management. These advisory boards provide key insights and critical feedback to help guide Global DMC Partners’ strategy and meet the evolving needs of customers.

“2019 was a banner year for GDP. We won more awards than ever in our company history, we grew our Customer and DMC Advisory Boards, and we expanded our global footprint  by solidifying new partners in sought after secondary markets such as Panama, Barbados, St. Kitts, Nevis and Antigua, ” said Global DMC Partners President and CEO Catherine Chaulet. “While we celebrate our team’s achievements and applaud our partners’ successes, I am ever looking forward towards the future and what’s to come for our industry. As shared during our 2019 Connection in Cancun, we are carefully monitoring global economic indicators, their impact on group booking trends and the implications for meeting planners. Now more than ever before, clients turn to GDP for our in-market expertise. The key to continued success in 2020 will be strong partnerships with trusted local experts.”