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The DMC Network and Ovation’s 5th Annual Talent Search

October 20, 2017

The DMC Network and Ovation’s 5th Annual Talent Search ‘Raises the Roof’ at IMEX America
The DMC Network and Ovation Global DMC’s 5th Annual Talent Search kicked off on the Tuesday evening of IMEX America in Las Vegas last week. Taking place in the Marquee Night Club at The Cosmopolitan hotel, this year’s event drew its largest ever crowd ever, welcoming over 900 delegates from the show to celebrate Las Vegas as a destination.

‘’This year’s event was all about Las Vegas’’ shared Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director of the DMC Network. ‘’The tragic events of the week prior were upsetting on so many levels. We as destination professionals know just how valuable tourism is for the Las Vegas economy, and how important it is to show support immediately after an event like this. We knew we wanted to acknowledge the victims and their families in a way that still supported the destination – cancelling our event would not have done that so we decided to change the format from our traditional talent search, where industry delegates from around the world compete for the title of best performance and travel prize, and use our already well established evening to showcase local Las Vegas talent -giving them the opportunity to shine and highlight that the city is open for business, while also partnering with the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada to raise much needed funds for the destination through a raffle for all attendees.’’

Guests were treated to an energetic show by three local Las Vegas bands, each showcasing their own unique take on popular music, with an esteemed panel of industry judges from Experient, Marriott International, Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Raffle tickets were sold to win a 5 night stay at the Westin Paris and air travel or a year’s membership with MPI, while the crowd was entertained with energetic covers into the morning hours. Local band ‘STATUS’ was ultimately crowned the winners at the end of the evening.

Speaking of the win, this year’s winning band said ‘’We are honored to receive the trophy at this year’s show. At a time when Las Vegas needs support more than ever before, it is wonderful to see companies continuing to come to the destination and host their events – it sends a real, tangible message to the world that we are here and we are open for business. Our city’s economy is built on tourism so there is nothing more valuable than this kind of support’’

Judge Darren Temple, Chief Operating Officer of MPI is quoted as saying: ‘’MPI has been involved in the Talent Search since its inception 5 years ago. The change in format this year was something we were very supportive of – MPI’s membership base is a global one, and we all travel as a part of our careers – any opportunity to showcase local destination support as a wider industry group is one that we are happy to support.’’

Following the event, the dates for the 6th Annual Talent Search were announced as Tuesday the 16th of October 2018, and as always, in conjunction with IMEX America.

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IMEXrun the initiative that has attracted more than 2,500 participants

October 27, 2016


IMEXrun the initiative that has attracted more than 2,500 participants, for a “sweat-working” moment!

The event concept was developed by events by tlc and organized by Case Imagine, driven by its strong belief in the unique ability that sports have to enhance corporate responsibility, personal development and the practice of a healthier lifestyle. The run will be sponsored by Brazil and supported by AWG, Experient, GES and Holland.

We now present the 4th edition of the IMEXrun, which will take place in IMEX America in Las Vegas on the iconic Strip on October 19 at 6:00 am. Designed to combine fun, fitness and the Vegas panache, the 5km route will start and begin and end at the scenic Venetian® outdoor bridge & gondolas, passing on the Strip.

In only 4 hours, online registrations sold out. This reflects not only the success that is has built up from the previous editions, that in total have attracted more than 2500 participants since the first edition in Frankfurt last year. It also reflects the industry’s need to be connected through sports initiatives that compliment the great social and networking events around IMEX America.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains: “With over 500 registrations in four hours, it’s clear the IMEXrun forms a special part of people’s experience at IMEX America. As well as a great way to meet fellow attendees and enjoy the Vegas sights, it’s also a small step to help balance an intense week of business with healthy sports activity. We’ll see you at the start line!”

When IMEX America attendees hit the Strip for the popular meetings industry trade show this week, they’ll be doing much more than just networking and flexing their muscles – they’ll also have the opportunity to become part of a very unique and healthy experience that IMEXrun provides.

“This is about the universal language that connects people from all over the world with different backgrounds and cultures, sports! By using sportive occasions we engage people and create a powerful experience, which will naturally provoke a change of behavior for an active and healthier lifestyle and business environment” says Diogo Assis, events by tlc CEO.

PCMA Announces First Recipient of Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award

May 25, 2012

PCMA Announces First Recipient of Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award

25 May 2012: IMEX, Frankfurt: The inaugural Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award has been presented toPing He, Director Global Sourcing and Partner Relations, Experient.

The prestigious award, presented by PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and in conjunction with IMEX, will be presented at the European trade show annually and recognizes meeting planners that demonstrate vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry.

Commenting on Ping He’s achievement, Sherif Karamat, CAE and Chief Operating Officer, PCMA commented: “Ping is a deserved recipient of this first award and will set the standard for awards to come. She has steered the vision that has made Experient a true industry leading company with outstanding service capabilities around the globe.

“With Ping’s help, Experient’s international meetings reach has expanded through forming a support network of hotels and DMCs around world who share our high standards of service excellence. She has helped put our brand on the map through her tireless involvement inindustry tradeshows and global events and her efforts have resulted in the growth of Experient’s offshore revenue by 300+% in just two years. The company now does business in 37 countries and 102 global cities, which is an incredible achievement,” comments Rick Binford, CMP, President, Event Management Services, Experient.

The award was presented at a Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, during IMEX, and in front of an audience from the global meetings sector, along with many of Ping He’s peers from the meetings and events industry.

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