CSI DMC Wins Coveted ILEA Esprit Award for Best Multi-Day Event – Association/Non-Profit

August 10, 2023

Washington, DC, August 10, 2023 – CSI DMC, the Destination and Event Management Company (DMC) clients trust to transform their events into exceptional experiences, is proud to be the recipient of the esteemed 2023 ILEA Esprit Award in the category of "Best Multi-Day Event for an Association/Non-Profit" for the outstanding production of events in San Diego, California, on behalf of the world's leading dementia research organization, the Alzheimer's Association

Amberlee Huggins, Chief Marketing Officer at CSI DMC, shares, "To have our client proclaim it as 'The Best Year Yet' was an honor in itself, and winning this award is the cherry on top! Our talented team, spanning from our local experts in California to our lead designer who flew in from Florida to offer additional creative support, poured their hearts into this endeavor. Producing events with a greater purpose is immensely rewarding, and working with the dedicated team at the Alzheimer's Association managing the entire AAIC program made the experience even more meaningful." 

Charged with producing multiple events for global attendees participating in the Association's Annual Conference (AAIC), CSI DMC navigated challenges during San Diego's busiest convention year, compounded by equipment and staffing shortages and a surge in cases of Covid's Omicron strain. 

Undeterred by these challenges, CSI DMC's dedicated team worked tirelessly around the clock, collaborating with the client, vendor and venue partners and showcasing logistical expertise each step of the way. The result was the successful execution of a Welcome Reception for 4,000 guests, which included a decor reset in under four hours, VIP dinners, an early morning fun run, and an opening session with high-energy, choreographed entertainment. Furthermore, amidst managing other events for their client, CSI DMC organized, in record time, an all-out-hit after-party for 1,300 people at the Hard Rock Hotel.  

The ILEA Esprit® Awards program, a globally recognized competition, honors exceptional professional achievements in the event industry, representing all facets of the ILEA membership. 

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About CSI DMC: CSI DMC is the destination management company clients trust to create exceptional experiences. Since 1987, CSI DMC has transformed events into unforgettable moments for organizations worldwide. Driven by a team of talented designers, destination experts, and event management professionals, we support our clients’ success with boundless creativity, deep destination knowledge, extensive local relationships, global resources, and proven logistical expertise. CSI DMC is the award-winning, strategic partner clients choose to deliver events in over 65 destinations nationally and globally with CSI International. Where may we create your next exceptional experience?