Good-Bye IBTM!

World of DMCs’ stand L35 thanks congratulates our DMC partners from China, Poland, South Africa, UAE, Germany, Las Vegas, Malta, Zambia and Guatemala for a successful 2016 round!

We had an amazing time at our stand party thanks to Codorniu Wines! Thanks to all those who participated in our Mad Libs Contest and won our member sponsored prizes.

We are already looking forward to the 2017 edition!

Discover Cavas Codorníu and Learn the Origins of Cava!

Codorníu Quest is an original and funny way to discover Cavas Codorníu and learn the origins of cava. Clients will bean active part of the visit and will take part in a gymkhana around the cellar.

A set of skills and ingenuity tests will be waiting for the contestants, who will have to successfully overcome them all during their tour around Codorníu cellars. Emotions, laughter, competitiveness and teamwork will constitute a funny and different day that for sure will also be unforgettable.

Note: Gymkhanas help improving the collaborative spirit of people, and
games area good strategy to facilitate team members’ involvement, improving their personal relationships and encouraging their collaborative and team work.

EvENT ChroNoloGy:

– Welcome, Ipad delivery and explanation of use.
– Team picture.
– 3D lm (10 min).
– Mr. Monocle comes alive and welcomes the group. Julio Tubilla’s modernist

– Tour by train (Codorníu gardens and buildings. National heritage in Spain).
– Museum and old cellar: tests of wit and smell, among other.
– First cava: Manel Raventos comes to life and explains the creation of the rst

bottle of cava.
– Descent into the underground cellar: Challenge removed and create your own


among other.
– Casas, the painter, comes to life and explains the relationship of Modernism,

advertising and Codorniu. Test giant puzzle. – reverse reading test.
– Tasting & snack.
– Manuel raventós farewell.

– Visiting the Shop and a nal surprise. A bottle with their label design.

Adicional Información:
– During the activity, groups will answer questions related to the production of cava. They will

always have 4 possible answers.

  • –  Groups will compete to earn as many points as they possibly can to win activity.
  • –  All challenges have limited time.
  • –  2 hours duration. Duration adaptable to the needs of your group.
  • –  20 pax minimum.
  • –  In this activity ipads are provided.

World of DMCS at IBTM 2016

Come see World of DMCs at stand L35 to meet our DMC partners from China, Poland, South Africa, UAE, Germany, Las Vegas, Malta, Zambia and Guatemala!

  1. China Star DMC
  2. DMC Poland
  3. Grosvenor Tours South Africa
  4. Gulf Circle Tours
  5. INBOUND Services
  6. Origin Event Planning
  8. The Explorer Club Africa
  9. Viaventure Central America



Also come by our stand event on November 30th for our Fire and Ice Party to drink some amazing wine from Codorníu. You will have a chance to enter our Mad Libs contest for a chance to win a shirt from organic, Barcelona based brand Dovetail Diseño and many other exciting prizes from around the globe!

We cannot wait to see you soon!





What Brazil Taught Us About Event Planning During the Olympics

The way in which Brazil handled the astronomical hurdle of hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic games, the first time they’ve been held in South America, is tantamount to the ideal way to produce any event and troubleshoot the steepest obstacles. Here are some lessons learned from this event!

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1- Start your event with a bang: The opening ceremony on the first day of the Olympics was a colorful feast of Brazilian culture; no one knows how to have a good time like Brazil does! Following supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s rendition of the “Girl from Ipanema” the lavish evening ended with the promise of an athletes’ forest to be planted at Radical Park in Deodoro after the games are over, heralding a greener future for the country.


2- Frugal doesn’t mean cheap: Brazil’s opening and closing ceremonies depended more on the country’s local talents and natural resources and less on technology, maximizing the event’s budget while creating a memorable and unique experience.

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3- Create a contingency plan for everything: Amid health and safety concerns regarding the Zika virus, Olympic venues went through a daily inspection before and during this summer’s Games in Rio, demonstrating a capacity to foresee any issues that may arise, and taking preventative measures. The event also incurred no major accidents following Brazil’s biggest security operation with 85,000 troops.

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4- Keep an eye on the future: Based on the effects hosting the Olympic games had on the last three cities (Athens, Beijing and London), Brazil’s ministry of tourism is anticipating a 6% rise in the number of tourists next year.


5- Exude positivity: If Brazilians embody anything, it’s joie de vivre. Following the London Olympics was no easy task, especially considering the baseline advantage that the UK had in terms of infrastructure already in place. Despite the clear disadvantage Brazil had, the event was put together and executed by the locals with a big smile on everyone’s face, and that is contagious!


If you’re one of the lucky ones planning a visit or an event to this magical destination, don’t forget to give a shout to our partner there, Walpax Destination Management Company!

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World of DMCs at BBT Online’s 9th B2B Speed-date Workshop

World of DMCs had the pleasure of assisting BBT Online’s Workshop in Antwerp, on 5th of July. The workshop offered the opportunity to meet with 50 exclusive Meeting & Event suppliers, to network with our amazing colleagues from across the world, and to have a lot of fun. They delivered on every promise!

Here is a small compilation of our friends and colleagues. Thanks BBT for the organization!



Unique seating arrangements

Whether our DMCs are hosting a workshop or a gala event, one of the first things on their mind is hunting for ever-more innovative ways to arrange the seating that will speak both to the eyes and the minds of the guests. Here we highlight a few unique options according to the event style.

1 – Informal vibe: Lounge Style

As the name implies, it is ideal for an informal, flowy event. Because seating is usually quite low, maximum visibility is given to décor. The causal vibe is perfect for a free flowing crowd and the option to stand at the high tables or sit in the cozy lounge couches and chairs makes it ideal for a crowd who requires options.

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2 – Team building exercises : Pod Seating


This arrangement is perfect to ensure that a) every participant is able to visualize the presentation and b) breakout groups can work on an exercise together, brainstorm, etc. It is a much more intimate setting than traditional meeting arrangements. It also allows room for laptops and meals if the event requires it.

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3 – Plenary Sessions : Mix and Match


Plenary sessions can often be such a mixed bag of presentations, some more interactive than others. Because of this, we love the idea of having various seating options available to the guests, to offer something a bit different for each session. Here for example guests have the option to fully partake in the session at the theater seating area, breakway into groups at the round tables, or quietly chat on the high tables near the back.





Our 5 Favorite Convention Centers Across the World

1-Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), managed by Accor Hotels, is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art convention facility. Boasting 37 breakout rooms, it offers state of the art IT, sleek design, and a plenary that can hold 6,000 delegates. The entire area, thanks to its mobile, operable walls, can be divided into 6 different spaces.

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2-Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DIDEC). With flagship multipurpose halls – more than one million square feet in total, one can host gatherings from 500 to as many as 12,000. DIDEC has retractable seats; soundproof walls; interpretation booths, and state of the art technology.

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3- Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Located right next to the strip, it measures approximately 3.2 million square feet, with 2 million square feet of exhibit space and has a meeting space of almost 250,000 square feet. It seats 20 to 2,500 delegates and allows simultaneous set-up, break-down and exhibiting of multiple events.

lvcc  City Tour for 70+ Germans on their first trip to Las Vegas  Whether you need Big Blue, a sedan, minibus, sprinter, etc. We have you covered!

4-Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen. Today, sustainability is everything. The Tivoli Congress center is green key certified, which means that the center will do everything it can to ensure environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry.

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5- Halic Congress Center Turkey.  A short 10-minute drive from the downtown hotel and shopping districts and you’re in one of the nicest congress centers around that boasts a panoramic and spectacular view of historic Istanbul. With an area of 102,000 m2, and 16,000 m2 of outdoor space, this center is perfect for hosting anything from meetings, conferences, product launchings to exhibits.

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Need a DMC in Every Corner of the World?

You’ve come to the right place! World of DMCs was born in 2007, and since then we’ve Global DMCcome a long way.

Today, our family consists of quality DMCs worldwide. All our DMCs are specialists on MICE – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events. Our global network is run by our board of directors, all DMC members, at no profit and we would love to work with you!

Our network is built on the pillar of continued, strong engagement with Industry Education, and communication between all of our members, upholding Quality Management.

Because we have faith in how our DMCs run their business: All communications, financing and project management goes directly between the DMC member and client. No extra intermediary nor 3rd party fee is ever involved. We are not centrally-owned, so your event can be as unique as you would like it to be.

Every one of our members meets the following criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years in business
  • Physical office in the country (or US state) of operation
  • Professional webpage accurately describing their DMC services Business license issued by national or regional government
  • Public liability insurance
  • Membership at a relevant industry association such as SITE, MPI or ADMEI
  • Membership at a national or regional Convention Bureau or Tourist Board Reference letters from clients and suppliers

What are you waiting for? Send us an RFP!

Tech in the Events Industry; Let us Tell You What’s App


Here is a rundown of the coolest and most useful technology we’ve seen used in the MICE industry! Have a read and let us know which ones we’ve missed.



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  • iBeacons: they enable smartphones, tablets and other devices to perform actions when in close proximity to the device. This technology can do so much, from helping your guests pick up their tickets to prompting them to get involved in talks through push notifications. You can even have an “around me” function to have instant access to other attendee’s linked-in profiles in your vicinity, no matter where your destination is!




  • EventsTag: EventsTag is the hottest thing in social right now. EventsTag enables users create a their own slideshow on a display. By choosing a hashtag and the social networks from which they’d like to collect social posts, these are instantly uploaded onto a display as an animated live show at your client’s meeting or event! There are so many different options as well, from on-site printing, facial recognition, analytics, and more.




  • Crowd Compass: Created by Cvent, Crowd Compass has too many different features to name them all, but here are our favorites. The Interactive Map function allows guests to zoom in an out of maps, and have full access to data on any given point. This can be used from anything to a tradeshow or conference, to an interactive treasure hunt! We also love the Social Sharing function, which allows attendees to, via hashtag, share photos and comments via social media.




  • Spotify: We know this one is not groundbreaking! But we are loving the idea of shared playlists lately! Gone are the days where you have to submit yourself to an endless playlist of less than thrilling tracks at corporate parties and meetings. The option to collaborate on the playlist is also such an icebreaker!


Which ones did we miss?