ADMEI 2015 Achievement Awards Finalists!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

We have great news to share!  This week the Association of Destination Management Executives announced their 2015 Achievement Award Finalists.  We are so thrilled to be nominated twice and would like to congratulate all of the finalists!  Winners will be announced at the ADMEI Conference in Los Cabos, Mexico this coming February.

Our nominated events are: *drum roll please*

MFA President's Gala Museum of Fine Arts ASRM

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Annual Conference in the “Best Creative Events – Best Overall Program” category

Enrique Iglesias Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

Hello Boston: The Emirates Airlines’ Inaugural Flight Gala in the “Best Innovative Events” category

Good luck to all of the nominees, we’ll see you in February!


Bienvenue à Montréal! The 2013 ADMEI Conference

Friday, February 15th, 2013

La semaine dernière, Jill, Tamara, et Laura se rend à Montréal pour la première conférence ADMEI lieu à l’extérieur des États-Unis.  (Translation: Last week Jill, Tamara, and Laura traveled to Montreal for the first ADMEI conference held outside of the United States).  It was awesome!

While we learned an overwhelming amount, here are our top 10 takeaways from the four days:

1. SmartHunts® are so much fun! Opening with a SmartHunt® executed by Best Teambuilding, we were forced to make fast friends, explore Montréal (in beyond frigid temperatures) and bring back school supplies and warm clothing to be charitably donated.  Much to this blog-writers dismay (and envy) Tamara’s team of Eight Cold Girls won first place!

2. Emmanuelle Legault, Vice President of Marketing at Tourisme Montreal, shared with us the value of marketing the experience of a location.  Using the power of video to sum up the experiences and stories that are generated around a location – everyone becomes an ambassador.  Including this awesome snowboarder who cruised down Montreal’s Mont Royal.  (Speaking of, here’s someone snowboarding right through Beacon Hill last weekend!)

3. To quote our new friend David Adler “DMCs are the unsung heroes of the industry.”

4. Our favorite piece of advice from David Adler?  Think like a summer camp manager from the 1960s!  Market with enthusiasm, social media spreads like wildfire and get guests emotionally involved (it causes the highest renewal rates).

5. Did you know that sending employees to conferences means that you will have employees for life?  It drives innovation, growth and motivation, not to mention activates the brain. And incentives are 2-3 times more productive than cash rewards?!  Yup, we soaked up everything David Adler said.  Let’s get meeting, friends!

6. “Contact is king. Forget about content.” It’s not just about the sessions, it’s talking to the people around you.  David Adler (nope, we still can’t get enough of his wisdom) aptly reiterated that connectivity is the most powerful tool we have; so let’s all get engaged!

Proof that we became fast friends with David Adler, here’s Jill, Laura and Tamara hanging out with BizBash’s top dog.

7. Video mapping. Here’s a very cool example.  We actually have had a meeting that featured this for one of our clients already….we are feeling very ahead of the curve!

8. What’s the newest thing in social media according to Cindy Lo?  Vine!  You may not use it, but we’re taking Cindy’s advice claiming our name.

9. What is sustainability? According to Allen Weidman it’s improving the quality of life by meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations.  The hotel industry is at the forefront of the sustainability industry.  At some point in the not so distant future all energy consumption is going to be monitored, reported and publicly displayed, giving us an opportunity to make events more sustainable. Let’s get involved in the conversation because this will seriously impact the way we plan.

10. And our favorite part about ADMEI (hands down) – Jill won the Joanne O’Connor Presidents Award!  Joanne O’Connor was the first president of the ADME organization in 1996.  The award is given annually to a member of the current president’s choosing and this year Grant Snider choose Jill!

We can’t wait to see everyone next year in DC – à bientôt!


ADMEI 2013 Achievement Award Finalists!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

We have great news to share!  This week the Association of Destination Management Executives (colloquially referred to as ADMEI) announced their 2013 Achievement Award Finalists and we are so thrilled to be nominated twice!  We’d like to congratulate all of the finalists and are so excited to be included ourselves!  This year there was a 50% increase in entries, making the decision very difficult for the judges.  Winners will be announced at the ADMEI Conference in Montreal this coming February – Jill, Laura and Tamara will be holding their breath at the Final Awards Dinner!

Our nominated events are Peyback Foundation: Peyton’s Pals Visit Boston in the “Best Creative Events – Best Tour Program” category and The Institute of Contemporary Art’s 75th Anniversary Gala in the “Best Innovative Events – Best Innovative Events $200,000 and above” category.   Good luck to all of the nominees!


News Flash! We’re the Only Accredited DMC in Boston!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Corinthian Events - Boston Event Planning News

Corinthian Events Achieves Coveted ADMC® Status
Boston-based event planning company becomes the only Accredited Destination Management Company in Massachusetts

BOSTON (July 20, 2012) — Boston-based destination management and special events company Corinthian Events has been named an Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC).  Corinthian Events is currently the only Destination Management Company (DMC) in Massachusetts to have successfully completed the accreditation process.

The ADMC distinction is awarded by The International Association of Destination Management Executives (ADMEI) to DMCs whose services are indicative of the highest quality destination management providers.  Accredited DMC’s adhere to a strict list of standards including ethical operation, the highest level of industry expertise and consistent recognition with successful completion of unique client goals.  There are also very specific insurance levels that must be maintained by all ADMCs.  These standards provide an immediate comfort level for planners when selecting their DMC partners.  ADMEI has done the due diligence and an ADMC is sure to meet even the most stringent client criteria.

A requirement to receive the distinction, Jill Tate, founding partner of Boston-based event company Corinthian Events, is one of a select group of professionals recently awarded the distinction of Destination Management Certified Professional® (DMCP) from The Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME).

Tate is currently the only destination management professional in Massachusetts with this distinction, awarded to candidates who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge within the Destination Management Industry.

“I’m really proud to have achieved this distinction,” said Tate. “DMCP program is important to our industry because it validates the industry as a whole and offers executives a great outlet to continue professional development. Personally, I learned a lot through the process and know that it will serve me well in conducting business on a daily basis.”

Tate has a Bachelor of Science in Leisure Management and Tourism from the University of New Hampshire and began her career planning winter trips for her “summer” friends, eventually leading to a position as cruise director and purser on a small cruise ship for two years prior to entering the destination management field. After seven years working at another Destination Management Company (DMC) she came together with two partners to start Corinthian Events in March of 2000 twelve years later, has never looked back.

Corinthian Events’ client list boasts some of the best known blue chip companies and non-profit organizations, providing personalized service to create over 300 custom events each year. The company’s expertise includes custom special events, unique outings and activities, team-building programs, tours, transportation and full meeting management — overseeing every detail from vendor procurement and audio visual production to décor and menu selection.

ADME represents more than 200 DMCs throughout the world; requirements for DMCP certification include a minimum of three years’ experience in destination management, current employment in the hospitality industry, and demonstration of a high level of responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of destination management programs.

To learn more about Corinthian Events, visit; to learn about the accreditation standards for ADMC, visit

About Corinthian Events
Corinthian Events is a total event planning company focusing on Special Events and Destination Management. Opening in March of 2000, our three partners offer more than 50 years of combined experience in event planning and production. Our fresh approach to planning memorable events, unique creativity and total attention to detail, combined with our professionalism and excellent track-record makes Corinthian Events one of the premier event companies in Boston and New England. Corinthian Events is certified as a woman-owned business by the State of Massachusetts and is a proud member of the International Special Events Society, the International Association of Destination Management Executives, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the DMC Alliance. For more information, visit

Contact: Laura Keeler;; 617.450.600


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