Global DMC Partners revealed its 2018 Rising Star, 2018 Global Planner of the Year, 2018 International Partner of the Year, and 2018 U.S. Partner of the Year at their annual Connection in Warsaw, Poland on Saturday 18 August.
Client award winners included Fagel Baer from Ferguson, who was given the 2018 Rising Star award, and Kuba Piotrowski from Oriflame, who was declared 2018 Global Planner of the Year and serves on the Global DMC Partners Customer Advisory Board.
Catherine Chaulet, president of Global DMC Partners, said: "We are delighted to recognise meeting planners through our client awards each year. Both Kuba and Fagel, along with their companies, are huge proponents of Global DMC Partners and the DMC Industry as a whole."
The 2018 International Partner of the Year was awarded to Tropical Incentives, serving Cancun, Los Cabos, Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, and Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Both Realize Colorado and Shackman Associates New York were awarded the 2018 U.S. Partner of the Year award, marking the second time each DMC received the award.
Chaulet congratulated their DMC award winners and said, "Realize Colorado, Shackman Associates, and Tropical Incentives are the ideal representation of what it means to be a Global DMC Partner.
"We are thrilled to honor these three, spectacular DMCs due to their entire teams’ passion for creativity and quality, which in turn, results in outstanding client feedback."
At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Global DMC Partners announced that Connection 2019 will be hosted by Tropical Incentives from 22-25 August 2019 at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico.
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