Ovation alliance creates 'world's largest DMC'

Ireland’s Ovation Global DMC and North American-headquartered DMC Network have announced a global alliance, which together will offer DMC delivery in over 60 locations across the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. The two claim the moves makes the combined offer ‘the world’s largest destination management organisation’. “Through our alliance with The DMC Network our customers, who are typically European corporations and associations, can now experience seamless destination delivery all over the US and Canada,” said Ovation managing director Pádraic Gilligan. DMC Network interim chief executive Jim Miller added: “With a 30 year legacy, The DMC Network is the first and oldest alliance of top ranked DMCs in the US and Canada. This partnership with Ovation Global DMC now offers our customers a value proposition extending beyond the limits of the North American continent to new and vibrant destinations in Europe, Arabia and beyond”. Both parties have said they have “robust reciprocal sales and marketing plans” in place to promote the extended remit, including trade shows, direct mail, electronic and web marketing, face to face sales, fam trips and customer events.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
How events can save the world

Crisis planning, sustainability, wellbeing and inclusion can cause difficulties for event organisers. So is it possible to host a truly ethical event?

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Wellbeing makes 'good business sense'

Annie Metcalfe from Clear Partners says planners must adapt to the changing demands of incentive travel programmes.

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Amex GBT appoints new general manager for meetings and events

Gerardo Tejado has held a number of commercial and client management roles at American Express GBT over the past 17 years.

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

Incentives are coming: 7 Game of Thrones-inspired destinations

From Croatia to Northern Ireland, the fictional land of Westeros has filming locations around the world ideal for meetings and events.

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

What does an HR expert look for in Best Places to Work accreditation?

An independent HR consultant explains what judges are looking for in accreditation like C&IT's Best Places to Work.

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

Events budgets return to steady growth, Bellwether Report finds

UK companies increased their marketing spend in Q1 2019, in contrast to flatlining budgets at the end of last year.

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

'Unlocking the best parts of destinations' is key for event planners

Venues should use their expertise to help familiarise planners with a new destination, says panel at the C&IT Association Forum.

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

Case study: CoinGeekWeek conference

CoinGeek transformed The Mermaid London for its three-day conference on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

New senior account manager for Top Banana

New senior account manager for Top Banana

Natalie Benson joins from ACA Live and will work on finance, automotive and retail accounts.

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

Facial recognition will change the way we measure audience engagement

This kind of technology could scientifically prove the value and impact of events, says Dan Broadberry from Brands at Work.

LATEST JOBS