February 2nd, 2015

Global DMC Partners Expands With Five New DMC Partners

February 2, 2015—Today, Global DMC Partners, the only truly global network of independently owned destination management companies (DMCs), announces five new DMC partners representing seven diverse markets around the world. Globally recognized and leading DMC in New York, Shackman Associates joined the partnership as of Feb. 1. Emotionstore DMC serving Portugal; Equilibrium Events Bahamas, Offsite Utah; and Stockton & Partners serving the larger Philadelphia region also were among the first in 2015 to join the exclusive partnership of more than 50 DMCs that represent more than 100 meeting destinations worldwide.

Global DMC Partners President Catherine Chaulet released a statement on the company’s development. “We are absolutely ecstatic to kick off the year with these five impressive new partners,” she said.  “More and more DMCs around the world are reaching out to Global DMC Partners in the hopes of becoming part of our distinguished network.” Chaulet expects the company will see more growth as the year goes on. “We are going to continue down this path and focus on partnering with only the best in each global market,” she said.

The addition of Shackman Associates and Stockton & Partners, two prominent and well-established DMCs, completes Global DMC Partners’ Northeast representation.  With its current partners, Corinthian Events serving Boston and District Experience serving the Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas, the company now boasts services from New England to the Mid-Atlantic states.

Rounding out the Mountain region of the United States is new member Offsite Utah. In combination with its Colorado-based partner, Realize Planning, and Mana Allison & Associates covering Lake Tahoe, Global DMC Partners will now provide expert-level support for all destination management needs in the key Mountain states. 

Global DMC Partners also continues to expand internationally with new European and Caribbean partners.  Emotionstore DMC—the new destination management division of The TRAVELSTORE Group, a renowned travel management company in Europe—is led by Carla Andrezo. New partner, Equilibrium Events Bahamas, brings a wealth of creativity and design experience from the Bahamas to the network.  

Each new DMC in the network is handpicked for its extensive local knowledge; fresh, creative ideas; established experience and performance; and advocacy of the industry’s highest standards. The membership is committed to working together to drive excellence to guarantee that each client receives the same level of quality service regardless of the destination. 

Global DMC Partners plans to add more destinations to its portfolio throughout 2015 to meet the growing demand of more worldwide options for meeting and incentive programs. “The company still has much more to accomplish, so this year we are going to focus on growth through continued investment in sales and marketing as well as in new partnerships with the best DMCs,” said Chaulet.  “Our plan is to expand in more regions around the world by concentrating on adding first-class DMCs in other North American, Caribbean and European markets.”