The August issue of Corporate Meetings and Incentives has an article on page 6 about the new Accredited Destination Management Company program launched by ADME less than one month ago. See below for the article link.
Why is this important? Because this magazine is read by DMC clients! Already one of our ADME members has reported "we had a corporate client ask us last week on a site if we plan to become accredited!"
This company has already completed their application for ADMC status... and more than 35 companies have already enrolled in the ADMC program. The deadline for the first class is September 30. Companies that successfully complete ADMC process from this class will earn the Charter ADMC designation. More information about this program is available here.
Here's a tip: to qualify for ADMC, a DMC must have an individual with the DMCP (Destination Management Certified Professional) on staff. If you don't currently have one on staff, you can enroll in the DMCP program by October 15 to take the test in New Orleans on February 21, 2008. You can then have your ADMC application submitted by the March 31, 2008 deadline for consideration.
Don't know much about the DMCP Program? Sign up for the FREE webinar, Steps to Obtaining your DMCP that will be offered on September 30 at 1 pm ET / 12 CT / 11 am MT / 10 am PT. To register, email ADME and note in the subject: Registration for DMCP Free Webinar. You will receive confirmation of your registration and shortly before the webinar you will receive the connection information and the outline for notes.
Here's the article from Corporate Meetings and Incentives: Launch Of A DMC Certification
Aug 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Dave Kovaleski
The Association of Destination Management Executives, Dayton, Ohio, is rolling out a new accreditation program that it hopes will simplify the job of sourcing a professionally run, experienced destination management company. Read on...