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The DMC Network Celebrates Third Annual Exchange in Indianapolis, Indiana

August 31, 2017

The DMC Network Celebrates Third Annual Exchange in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Third Annual DMC Network Exchange took place August 23 – 26, 2017 with 110 clients and DMC Network partners coming together in the wonderful city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Accent Indy, the DMC Network partner for the destination, created and hosted the group in their hometown state.

Previously held in Los Cabos and Lake Tahoe, the three-day educational and networking event included unique experiences at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where guests were invited to ride around the track with professional drivers and kick a field goal at Lucas Oil Stadium. Attendees also got to experience ‘Indy like a local’ through a variety of planned afternoon activities that included a bike tour and Segway tour through Indy’s cultural trail, visiting top local Breweries and golfing in the sunshine, to name just a few. In addition, the DMC Network partnered with Teachers Treasures to create a give-back experience for the attendees that provided much needed school supplies and backpacks to the community of Indianapolis.

Educational sessions on the US Economy with Economist Chris Kuehl and a panel discussion with Michael Dominguez (Chief Sales Officer of MGM Resorts International), Leonard Hoops, (President and CEO of Visit Indy), Kevin Hinton, (Chief Executive Officer for SITE) and Darrell Tamosuinas, (President of Teneo Hospitality Group) on crisis management, current trends and destination marketing ensured both DMC Network partners and their clients were given plenty of food for thought.

The city of Indianapolis truly shone during the program with exceptional dining experiences at St. Elmos and Char Blue as well as signature themed evening events including Indypalooza and a Classic 80’s dinner with guest appearances by “Prince” and “Michael Jackson”!

The DMC Network’s tagline, ‘’We’re there for you!” came into special relief at the event as an expression of each partner’s commitment to their clients but also to their destination. “DMC Network members share a deeply held conviction that our brand promise has to be more than mere lip service. It must be lived out in how we treat our people, our teams, our clients, and particularly, our destination. This clearly means giving back to the communities we depend upon for the work we do” said Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director of the DMC Network.

Accent Indy President, Shannon Gardiner, DMCP added “In the case of Indianapolis, we invited all of our guests to participate in a healthful “Rise & Shine” program each morning that included walking tours of the city, canal by sunrise and gentle flow Yoga. During the program, several local non-profit associations were invited to meet with the DMC Network team and Industry press in an effort to give profile to the amazing work that is being done locally to make Indianapolis the warm and welcoming city that it is today. Teacher’s Treasures, Dress for Success, Back on My Feet Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and PUP (People for Urban Progress) were all a part of this year’s program.” At the end of an action packed, thought provoking and truly “purposeful” 3 days, Matt Cuevas, incoming Chair for the DMC Network in 2018 officially announced the destination for the Fourth Annual DMC Network Client Exchange: Panama, June 28th – July 1st 2018.

About Accent Indy
Founded in 1989, Accent Indy provides a complete range of destination management services to corporations, associations and conventions hosting their meeting in Central Indiana. Accent Indy are uncompromising when it comes to acting in the best interest of their clients and partners. From event design and transportation logistics to engaging entertainment and customized activities, they provide strategic solutions to ensure program objectives are met with ease. They specialize in exceeding the needs of their clients with services and products designed to make each program an exceptional and memorable experience.
The Accent Indy team includes the only Destination Management Certified Professionals (DMCP) in Indiana and are the only DMC in the state accredited by the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI). In addition, Accent Indy is the exclusive Indiana member of the DMC Network; a consortium of independently-owned DMC’s whose memberships are earned through a stringent selection and oversight process ensuring strict adherence to ethical and operation guidelines and quality service.

About the DMC Network, LLC
The DMC Network brings connection to a community of accredited, owner-managed DMCs whose unsurpassed local relationships, knowledge and expertise offer peace of mind and consistent program delivery. Unique in the industry, the DMC Network is an LLC of the top-performing, independently owned DMCs throughout North America. With an average of over 25 years in business and more than twice as many accredited DMCs as any other DMC consortium or company, each DMC Network member delivers unsurpassed knowledge of their market and a confidence that they are a sound, professional organization that consistently exceeds clients’ expectations. With an insider’s knowledge, the DMC Network makes it effortless for their clients to produce meetings and events around the world. Through their alliance with Ovation Global DMC, their reach is extended across five continents.

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RecertTrack Announces the Association

August 31, 2012

RecertTrack Announces the Association, Event and Meetings Industry’s First Portal Featuring an e-Certification Renewal Solution, Global Education and News

RecertTrack (a US based company) is announcing that its e-certification renewal support and tracking solution has expanded its portfolio of services to include global education, research, trends and news for the nearly 700,000 association, meetings and event professionals worldwide. RecertTrack is the first company to offer an e-certification renewal support solution to certified professionals in the sector. Access to this unique, online tool is available to individuals for .99 at

Combining the elements of an online e-certification renewal solution, global news and education opportunities to meet the needs of the busy association and meetings professional, were the direct result of research conducted across the industry. Results showed that these professionals are constantly in search of more centralized resources to make an individual’s business life more manageable.

Initially, this e-certification solution was only provided to CAE candidates. RecertTrack now offers a centralized site that will gather critical industry education, wherever it may take place around the world. It will also have industry news plus trends and research. Keeping track of hard-copy documentation to support claims of continuing professional development is currently standard practice for industries whose members have some professional certification or licenses that require validation and renewal. The web-based tracking solution of RecertTrack for recertification eliminates paper waste, and creates a greener and more efficient system for anyone who has a credential or license that needs to be renewed. It will also provide information and detail on continuing education that is a substantial part of the careers of individuals in the association, meetings and events industry. In the US alone there are more than 30 different certification programs and many more internationally.

“This type of service portal is desperately needed in this industry that has put an emphasis and priority on increasing our value as meeting professionals. With the variety of certification programs available, an aggregator that manages global education and news as well as the storage of documentation, activities and reminders for individuals certified through these programs is making the best use of technology to fit a need in the meetings industry”, says Michael Dominguez, CHSE, Chair-Elect of MPI International Board of Directors.

Joan Eisenstodt, Meetings & Hospitality Consultant, Facilitator & Trainer says: “Keeping track of day-to-day tasks becomes more complicated the busier we get. Remembering professional development in which we’ve participated and for which we’ve earned continuing education units is trickier and often not remembered until it’s time to re-certify. RecertTrack presents an option to help each of us and our professional associations make it easier. For that I am grateful!”

Along with making storage and delivery of certification renewal more efficient, RecertTrack will provide certified professionals in the association and meetings industry with the ability to track multiple certifications in a centralized profile. This reduces the need to store recertification information in more than one system and will provide automatic reminders via email based on user preference or frequency.

RecertTrack subscriber Michelle W. Jones, CMP, Director, Convention & Meeting Services, International Parking Institute shares her thoughts: “I have been a paid subscriber since I learned of RecertTrack in 2010 because I saw the value immediately. I am very organized, but this made my life easier and allowed me to focus on my job and not where I was in my recertification cycle. Now that RecertTrack has expanded its service to include global education and news it is truly an online ‘one-stop shop’ for me as a meeting professional. Now, I won’t have to go searching for industry news or where to get my continuing education. It will all be in one centralized location. The Association and Meetings Professionals Advancement Portal will benefit the entire industry regardless of where you are in the world.”

According to RecertTrack CEO & Founder A. Cedric Calhoun, FASAE, CAE, certified/licensed professionals in the association and meetings industry are seeking a solution that makes access to education and news as well as the recertification process less cumbersome, less time-consuming, and less stressful; “I have been in the association management industry for over 16 years. Across the board, very little assistance exists beyond the recertification manuals, which are helpful, but I felt more needed to be done. So, out of my own frustration and an identified need I set out to build RecertTrack to help the certified professional to manage their recertification activities and store their documentation all in a centralized location” says Calhoun,

“At the end of the day, I want to provide an affordable industry solution through RecertTrack that will save individuals and organizations time and resources to devote back to their personal and professional lives,” he added.

To speak with Cedric Calhoun, CEO RecertTrack, please call +301-452-5846 or email

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