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September 14, 2015

Americas: Hosts Global Alliance Earns Supplier of the Year Award

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From left: Meg Pisani, director, industry relations, Maritz Travel Co.; Linda Schweiss, director, supplier relations, Maritz Travel Co.; Karen Christensen, CMP, VP, sales, Hosts Global Alliance; Rhea Stagner, DVP, supplier relations and sourcing, Maritz Travel Co.; and Steve O’Malley, division president, Maritz Meetings & Incentives

HGA took home the Supplier of the Year award in the large DMC alliance/consortium category at the 2015 Maritz Collaborative in August. The event drew 660 Maritz representatives and supplier partners to Las Vegas for three days of education, one-on-one sessions, and networking. 

“This award is a huge honor because it’s not a top-down award. It’s given by those in the field,” says Marty MacKay, DMCP, president, HGA. In other words, it is a recognition that a supplier really delivers where the rubber meets the road (sometimes literally). 

"After each of our client programs, our supplier relations team sends a survey to our sales team, pre-sale team, meeting event managers, and accounting to review the services of our DMCs," explains Rhea Stagner, division vice president, supplier relations and sourcing, at Maritz Travel Co. 

The survey is scored on a 5.0 scale, and DMCs must have a score of at least 4.5 on all program they operated with Maritz throughout the year in order to be eligible for Supplier of the Year.

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