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AlliedPRA Northern California Wins 2014 ADMEI Achievement Award for Best Innovative Event
AlliedPRA Inc., announces the AlliedPRA Northern California team was named winner for the 2014 Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards for the category of Best Innovative Event $200,000 and Above, according to Fran Rickenbach, CAE, IOM, executive vice president of ADMEI. The winners were unveiled at the annual Achievement Awards event on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The win marks the eighth year AlliedPRA Northern California has been named a finalist, having won previously for outstanding transportation and innovative event programs.
Many entries were received and judges from various organizations reviewed and rated each entry based on originality, innovation, and solutions provided to challenges presented by clients. AlliedPRA Northern California won the award in the Best Innovative Event $200,000 and Above category for its An Evening With the Arts. As detailed in the entry submission, a top accounting firm requested a cultural and elegant, once-in-a-lifetime event for its last night in San Francisco. To achieve this vision, the AlliedPRA team created the “Evening with the Arts” theme with each venue representing a different version of the Arts, from classic ballet décor, to a custom-built stage to showcase a local opera singer, along with violin centerpieces, beautiful art pieces in the Asian Art Museum, and an edgy tent on Folsom street featuring aerialists and custom wallscapes of the client’s signature color palette. AlliedPRA Northern California closed down an entire city block to throw one of the most fabulous parties this company, and San Francisco, has ever seen. San Francisco City Hall, Asian Art Museum, a 22,800 square-foot tent and three major city streets were all used to create this memorable evening for the 5,500 attendees. The results were amazing, with several guests sharing that the event was one of the most elegant and entertaining galas they had ever attended. The seasoned client said she had tears of joy when she entered City Hall, stating the AlliedPRA Northern California team had successfully exceeded all of her expectations tenfold.
“We are so proud of the entire AlliedPRA Northern California team having once again earned the well-deserved recognition for successfully displaying the creative drive that makes the office stand out as true innovators in our industry,” commented Denise Dornfeld, president of AlliedPRA North America. “The ADMEI Achievement Awards bring out the best of the best and to be awarded for outstanding achievement year after year is quite an accomplishment for the team.”
About AlliedPRA Destination Management
AlliedPRA consistently offers comprehensive and customized DMC solutions to corporate, incentive and association planners based in many locations around the world. In 2014, AlliedPRA plans to further expand the number of locations it can offer its clients, both through new partnerships with select independently owned DMCs and by opening up new wholly owned subsidiary offices. AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a reach across three continents, seven countries and over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please email: globalsales@alliedpra, or visit www.AlliedPRA.com or call 1.800.797.9471.
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¬AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA’s Middle Eastern destination is located in Dubai. AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and franchise operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and South Florida.
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