As your expert DMC, we offer first hand destination knowledge and coordinate services such as; logistics, transportation, theme events, restaurants and venues, entertainment and unique excursions. As your Expert, we can provide you with access to once in a lifetime experiences which are not available to the general public and due to our preferred relationships and great buying power, we are able to obtain cost effective pricing to meet your budget. You will benefit from our relationships with our preferred suppliers and our offices in Chicago and Mexico.
TIPS FOR SELECTING AN EXPERT DMC
- Do your homework – remember, the DMC in a destination should be your partner, so they are an important element of the program. MIE works hard at fostering good relationships with our suppliers as with our clients, knowing that a successful event depends on delivering every program element with excellence.
- MIE belongs to multiple industry associations and we are approved through our local CVB’s. This shows our understanding of the industry and the differences between leisure and MICE tourism. We recognize the importance of the corporate culture, and do not just deliver a package that isn’t tailored to meet our client’s goals.
- Think “value” rather than “cost” As your DMC Expert, we will establish key business reasons why you should hold your event in that destination. MIE listens and understands your needs to help you balance a program, not just with big-budget items, we can suggest cost effective elements that can actually save you money while adding value, practicing safety protocols, provide suggestions to address corporate social responsibility and attention to detail.
Total Destination Program Planning
We’re not the typical destination management company. We first help our clients establish goals and objectives, and then help them plan programs to meet their objectives.
We manage the entire events planning process, including airline consulting, ground transportation, site inspections, hotel accommodations, theme parties, meeting services, activities, tours, team building events, local staff, and room amenities.
We work closely with you, and because we are based in Chicago, it is easier to work with us on the planning phase. But we are also present throughout the actual program, to insure that everything goes according to plan, and that everyone who participates has an experience they will remember.
Destination Knowledge & Expertise
We know the destinations in Mexico, the US & the Caribbean-inside & out.
Adam Lawhorne, CEO (CITE), of Meeting Incentive Experts, created the company because he saw a need for total destination services for meeting and incentive programs.
A full service Destination Expert company, we provide professional services to our customers. What makes MIE different from our competitors is our attention to detail during the planning and the execution of your program, and our offices in the USA and Mexico.
Our greatest asset is to have native staff in Los Cabos, Cancún and Puerto Vallarta who have worked in the business for more than 10 years in both destination management services and for Hotels and Resorts with extensive leadership skills. We use our knowledge and connections in all our destinations as an advantage for your program.
Adam Lawhorne, our CEO (CITE), has been in the business for over 20 years. His experience also includes being a past Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) Chicago Chapter President for 2 years, and he is an active member of the Mexico Tourism Board of Directors.
Meet the MIE Team
MIE is a full service Destination Expert. With an expert DMC, you can rely on a valued partner that unites international and regional resources to help you accomplish your goals.
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Attention to Detail
We go above and beyond to make sure attendees have everything they need.
As meeting and incentive program experts, we understand the importance of flexibility and attention to detail, not only during the planning phase, but during the meeting or incentive program itself.
Of course, the last thing you want is an unpleasant surprise. Sometimes, the unexpected will occur and that’s why we are in attendance throughout your program to make sure you avoid any problems or difficulties that may arise.
In addition to planning your program and providing destination management services, we also help each attendee with documents needed for the destination and provide complete information about local tours, culture, and customs.
We treat each attendee like a VIP, providing personal concierge service and going the extra mile to make sure every one has a smile on his or her face. At the conclusion of each program, we also contact attendees to make sure they enjoyed the program to the fullest.
We develop programs that deliver ROI based on your business strategy.
Working with you to the fullest, from start to finish, is how we make sure your meeting and incentive programs provide your attendees with a memorable experience, and your business goals and objectives will be achieved as well.
Many destination management companies are located in the destinations, so they are limited by their destination focus.
But because we are headquartered in Chicago and have worked with clients in a variety of industries, we have a better understanding of the business environment, the needs of US companies for a return on their program investment, as well as an intimate knowledge of the services, facilities, suppliers, and options available.
So you get more than you had expect from a destination management company. You get a business partner that understands the needs of your business, and a choice of destination, not biased by our focus on only one or two destinations. When it comes to meeting and incentive programs, it truly takes an expert to make them successful.
Don’t Take Our Word For it…
Creating a memorable meeting or incentive program takes more than planning, knowledge, and attention to detail…