January 24th, 2017

Global DMC Partners Members Win Eight 2017 ADMEI Awards

Rhonda Marko, Destination Nashville

Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular and The Destination Manager received a record number of awards at the annual Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards Gala in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday, January 21st. The three US-based DMCs – serving Boston, MA; Nashville, TN; and Arizona – won in all three award categories: Achievement, Excellence, and Recognition. Robert Lee from Spaintacular was presented with the Joanne O’Connor President’s Award for his assistance to the ADMEI President and for exhibiting exceptional professionalism and enthusiasm for the DMC industry.

Destination Nashville won a whopping five out the eight awards given to Global DMC Partners Members, and took home the most awards out of all the DMC winners at this year’s gala. Global DMC Partners tied with another DMC consortium for receiving the most awards overall.

Global DMC Partners 2017 ADMEI Award Winners:

Achievement Award Winners

Best Innovative Events $50,001 - $100,000

Best Innovative Events $200,001 - $500,000

Best Destination Marketing

Excellence Award Winners

Excellence in Event Décor/Design

  • Choose to Smooth, Corinthian Events, A Global DMC Partner

Recognition Award Winners

Destination Management Rising Star

  • Jacqueline Marko, CMP, DMCP - Destination Nashville, A Global DMC Partner

 Destination Management Professional of the Year

  • Carol Norfleet, MBA, CMP, DMCP - Destination Nashville, A Global DMC Partner

Joanne O’Connor President’s Award

  • Robert Lee, DMCP – Spaintacular, A Global DMC Partner

President of Global DMC Partners, Catherine Chaulet, announced, “These four members continuously exude innovation, creativity and dedication to superior customer service as well as the DMC industry. We are so honored to have them as a part of our global network and extremely proud of them for receiving all this recognition. Winning eight awards makes it a record year for Global DMC Partners, and I’d like to give a special congratulation to Destination Nashville for taking home the highest number of awards!”

About Association of Destination Management Executives International (www.adme.org). The ADME International is the only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices and availability of information to the meetings, convention and incentive travel industries, as well as the general public. ADME International represents 200 destination management professionals in North America and abroad. Each is affiliated with a destination management company (DMC). A DMC is a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.