Winners were announced on Saturday, 18 February during the ADMEI Annual Conference.
Click on the event titles below to see the storyboard that explains the event and why it is named a finalist.
Best Innovative Events
Best Innovative Event under $50,000
ACCENT on Arrangements, New Orleans, LA : The Royal Treatment
Destination King, Memphis, TN : Siemens Distribution Center Grand Opening Celebration
Destination Nashville : Twelve Days of Christmas Parade
Best Innovative Event $50,000 - $100,000
Accent on Indianapolis : An Affair to Remember
Chicago Travel Consultants, Inc. (CTC) : Acura Media Event
JPdL Destination Management - Toronto : 10th Annual World Convention Event
Best Innovative Event $100,001 - $200,000
Chicago Is... : Be Our Guest
Congress Canada, Toronto, Canada : Raising the Bar
Destination St. Louis, Inc : ASAE "The Classic"
Destination Nashville : Paint the Sound Country
Best Innovative Event $200,001 and above
Chicago Is... : 80's Inspired Corporate Event
Destination Nashville : Viva NashVegas!
Roberts Event Group, Philadelphia, PA : Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
Best Destination Marketing
Accent on Indianapolis : 2011 E4: Outside the Lines
JPdL Destination Management, Toronto, Canada : TIFF Behind the Scenes Fam
Best Logistics - Transportation
Convention Designs, Denver, CO : The "Not So Little" Transportation that Could
Destination St. Louis, Inc. : ASAE Annual Conference
Best Creative Events
Best Public Event
CSI - Capitol Services, Inc., Washington, DC : It's Cool to be a Geek
Destination St. Louis, Inc. : St. Louis Rams Tailgate
Signature Destination Management, New Orleans, LA : Liussa Palooza 2011
Best Teambuilding Activity
ACCENT on Arrangements, New Orleans, LA : Fun, Fashion and Philanthropy
Ultimate Ventures, Dallas, TX : You Have One Minute!
Hosts New Orleans : New Orleans Top Chef
Best Tour Program
Arrangers DMC, Denver, CO : Supreme Tour Program
MAC Meetings & Events, St. Louis, MO : Backstage Pass to the City
Ultimate Ventures, Dallas, TX : Been There. Done. That. Now Impress Me.
Best Overall Program
AlliedPRA Destination Management San Francisco : Starwood North American Incentive
CSI - Capitol Services, Inc., Washington, DC : Passport to Power
Destination Nashville : From Recovery to Reopening
Destination Management Rising Star
Ben Baker, MAC Meetings & Events, St. Louis, MO
Sarah Hines, DMCP, Accent on Indianapolis
Katherine Kirk, Chicago Is...
Destination Management Professional of the Year
Kevin Brewer, DMCP - Destination King, Memphis, TN
Fabienne Hanks, DMCP, CMP - 360 Destination Group, San Diego, CA
Grant Snider, DMCP - JPdL Toronto & Niagara, Canada
Winners will be announced on Saturday, 18 February 2012 at The Peabody Hotel during the ADMEI Annual Conference.
Association of Destination Management Executives
The 2011 ADME Achievement Award Winners are here.