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Hosts Global Alliance Forum

Written by HGA


1 August 2016

Hospitality industry professionals gathered in South Florida for the 4th Annual HGA Global Forum this week. The H Factor was in full effect throughout the Global Forum which brings attendees together for industry focused educational sessions and local offsite activities.

Hosted by Platinum sponsor Turnberry Isle Miami, Hosts Global Alliance (HGA) held its 4th Annual HGA Global Forum in South Florida July 21st to 24th with great support from local Destination Management member Cream of the Crop Events, A Hosts Global Alliance Member, as well as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 230 top industry professionals attending the Hosts Global Forum included both HGA clients and members representing more than 300 destinations worldwide.

The highlight of the event was the 4th Annual Hosts Honors Awards.  This annual awards ceremony honors the best of the best in the following categories: Critics’ Choice Hosts Honors Award, Branding Hosts Honors Award, H Factor Leadership Hosts Honors Award, and DMC of the Year Hosts Honors Award.

This year the H Factor Leadership Hosts Honors Award went Stephen Lazar of Key Events, A Hosts Global Alliance Member. His commitment to the Key Events team and the HGA family of DMCs is displayed through his leadership. Stephen consistently demonstrates his dedication to further strengthening the Alliance and embodying the H Factor.

Marty MacKay, President of HGA, comments, “I am so pleased to honor Stephen with the H Factor Leadership Award. He represents the best of what an HGA Member is and shares his knowledge and experience to support other HGA Members.”


Other Honors Award recipients were:

Critics’ Choice Hosts Honors Award: Hosts New Orleans, A Hosts Global Alliance Member

Branding Hosts Honors Award: Hadler DMC Scandinavia, A Hosts Global Alliance Member

DMC of the Year 2015-2016 Hosts Honors Award: Maple Ridge Events, A Hosts Global Alliance Member


Hosts Global Alliance (HGA), is a worldwide consortium of select Destination Management Companies. We believe that every destination holds the promise of an inspiring experience. Hosts Global Alliance delivers on that promise with unparalleled service, fresh thinking, and a global network of local experts. HGA currently represents over 50 Destination Management Companies, servicing over 300 locations. Hosts Global Alliance provides a full service approach for customers planning group programs in the meetings, convention, and incentive industry for corporations, associations, meeting management, and incentive travel companies. There is always a Hosts solution. Every time. Everywhere. 

Global Reach. Local Experts.

Hosts Global Website

source: HGA Global Forum

Posted August 17th, 2016 | Press Release

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