ADME - Association of Destination Management Executives | Defining the DMC Profession
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The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADME International) is the only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices and availability of information to the meetings, convention and incentive travel industries, as well as the general public.

ADME represents more than 200 Destination Management Companies (DMC) throughout the world. A DMC is a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.

Please note that destination management companies are a distinctly separate niche in the meetings industry from destination marketing. The Destination Marketing Industry Association represents organizations such as convention and visitors bureaus (CVB) whose mission is to market their destination. However, many DMCs work closely with their local CVB in an effort to effectively market the unique aspects of their location.

Media Resources

Association/Industry News

If you are a member of the media covering the destination management industry, sign up for our electronic newsletter, ADME Quick Notes. This communication vehicle, sent to all ADME members on a regular basis, will keep you up-to-date with the latest ADME news. To subscribe to this newsletter and receive ADME press releases, click here

Interview Requests

If you are writing a story about the destination management industry, we encourage you to use our web site to research background information and current industry initiatives. If you would like to interview an official spokesperson from ADME, please contact Fran Rickenbach, Executive Vice President, at 937.586.3727 or ADME is committed to working with journalists and reporters and understands deadlines must be met! When submitting a request, the more information about questions to be answered and project deadlines will enable ADME to respond appropriately.


Fran Rickenbach, CAE, IOM
ADME International Executive Vice President

+1.937.586.3699 - fax