AlliedPRA Gathers for 16th Annual Meeting & Awards Gala

  • Various AlliedPRA Offices Receive Company Awards
  • President Denise Dornfeld Honored for 30 Years with AlliedPRADenise Award


DALLAS, Texas, August 21, 2015 – AlliedPRA team members from around the US recently gathered in Dallas/Fort Worth for the 16th Annual AlliedPRA General Meeting and Awards Gala, held at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square. This time-honored tradition brings together the greatest minds in the Destination Management Company arena for three days of networking, panel discussions, educational breakout sessions and sharing of best practices. The meeting concludes with a yearly awards celebration honoring the top offices in sales and performance. A special program highlight in this year’s annual meeting was the surprise recognition for AlliedPRA President, Denise Dornfeld, celebrating 30-years with the award-winning organization. Patti Roscoe, original founder of AlliedPRA, along with several long-standing clients sent in video tributes to Ms. Dornfeld, capturing all the amazing moments of her 30-year DMC career.

IMG_0131The various breakout sessions and panel discussions centered on topics affecting the DMC industry, from high-touch experiences for site inspections and FAM trips; to operational efficiencies, best practices and more. Various members from the AlliedPRA offices contributed to the panel discussions and breakout sessions, sharing and collaborating with colleagues on ways AlliedPRA exceeds client expectations and elevates our interactions and experiences.

The gala evening festivities awarded several AlliedPRA offices for outstanding service delivery, client satisfaction and overall positive sales results. Many awards were given that night; some of the highlights include… Post Program Evaluations, completed by clients following a program, was a clean sweep by the AlliedPRA Santa Barbara team, receiving almost a perfect score for programs operated during the past year. The AlliedPRA Chicago team was honored for the Greatest Increase in Offices Sales and the Highest Salesperson Volume went to Claudia Wehrman of AlliedPRA San Diego, which was also the team recognized for the Highest Offices Sales Volume.

“The AlliedPRA Annual General Meeting is an event we look forward to each year as we bring together the best of the best in our industry to collaborate, innovate and elevate our DMC services,” shared Ms. Dornfeld. “It is a great honor to recognize the outstanding performance by our award-winning AlliedPRA teams and I was especially touched by the tribute to my 30-years in the business. These hard working individuals among the AlliedPRA offices and the bright, young talent coming up in our company, once again reinforces that AlliedPRA is a leader in the DMC industry. We look forward to continuing the positive momentum captured and generated during our meeting and celebrating the successes to come.”

About AlliedPRA, Inc. (

Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading destination management and event planning company with a reach across more than 100 destinations, serving the most respected companies in every major industry sector. AlliedPRA offers clients the same unsurpassed quality from one AlliedPRA office and destination to the next. AlliedPRA offices provide the full spectrum of destination management services ranging from unique special events to complex transportation solutions, team-building programs, sightseeing tours, meetings, incentives, conventions, and events. For information on the complete portfolio of destination management services, please email, visit or call +1 619.550.8545.

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AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and independently-owned operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hawai’i, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, South Florida and Washington, D.C.

Partnering with AlliedPRA connects clients to global partners who specialize in tailoring destination needs while adhering to the same quality standards found in each AlliedPRA location. Destinations served by Cantrav Destination Management Services include Alaska, Banff, Toronto, Vancouver and Whistler. The mountain resorts in the US are served by Destination Services Colorado. Latin America destinations are served by IVI DMC2 in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Additionally, Iceland destinations are serviced by DMC Incentive Travel Iceland.