Top DMCs Honored at the 2022 ADMEI Annual Conference

The Association of Destination Management Executives International celebrated the award winners during its convention in Boston.

ADMEI Award winners celebrate during the organization's annual conference gala. Photo Credit: ADMEI

The Association of Destination Marketing Executives International honored the 2022 winners of its annual ADMEI Awards during the organization's annual conference, which took place Feb. 22-24 in Boston. The awards recognized outstanding achievements by member DMCs.

The entries were judged by industry professionals, including corporate and association planners, hoteliers, CVBs, production firms and entertainment companies from the U.S., Canada and Europe. 

Details of the winning programs are available on ADMEI's website. Following is a list of the 2022 ADMEI Awards winners:

Best Community Support/VolunteerismPacific Destination Services, Inc.

Best Décor/Design: Ultimate Ventures, a DMC Network Company

Best Event - $200,000 or Less: Factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma

Best Event - Over $200,000: ACCESS Destination Services - Colorado

Best Event That Never Happened: TERRAEVENTS Italy, a DMC Network Company

Best Logistical Achievement: ACCESS Destination Services - South Florida

Best Overall Program: Ultimate Ventures, a DMC Network Company

Best Risk Management & Mitigation: NOLA DMC

Best Site Inspection/FAM Trip: Dynamic DMC - Costa Rica

Best Use of Technology: Factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma

Best Virtual or Hybrid Event: Destination South Meetings + Events, a DMC Network Company

Best Destination Spotlight Video: Custom Ireland, a DMC Network Company

Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award: David Freeman, CMP, DMCP, president of Accent on Cincinnati, a DMC Network Company

Carol Norfleet Destination Management Rising Star: Emily Cole, creative services manager at e2 Destination and Event Management, a Hosts Global Company

Joanne O'Connor President's Award: Lisa DeGolyer, deputy executive vice president of ADMEI and partner at The Valisade Group, and Val Delaney, executive director of ADMEI and partner at The Valisade Group