AlliedPRA Named Official San Francisco Corporate Services DMC of the 34th America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, February 2013 – AlliedPRA Northern California, a global leader in the Destination Management Company (DMC) sector, has been named the Official San Francisco Destination Management Company, Corporate Services, for the 34th America’s Cup to be held in San Francisco, California. The AlliedPRA Northern California team has been commissioned by the America’s Cup Event Authority to build client programs, to create unmatched destination experiences for San Francisco’s marquee event of the year. As the official DMC, AlliedPRA Northern California was selected based on its staff, experience and high service standards to work directly with the America’s Cup team in coordinating the complex corporate and incentive destination programs. AlliedPRA will combine existing America’s Cup hospitality opportunities with its own expertise in destination management services to provide full-service, custom packages. The package programs include designing and implementing evening and daytime events, activities, tours, accommodations, transportation and logistics for companies participating in the America’s Cup events.

2013 is the “Year of the America’s Cup” as the summer of racing begins with the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup (America’s Cup Challenger Series) on July 4th and culminates with the America’s Cup Finals from September 7-21, 2013. Up to 55 days of racing are scheduled in July through September.

“It is an honor to be selected as the official DMC of America’s Cup 2013 and our team is thrilled to showcase our outstanding services and program logistics,” shared Liz Keyser, CMP, DMCP, principal of AlliedPRA Northern California. “America’s Cup is known throughout the world as the pinnacle of competitive sailing and we are pleased to be a part of this world-class experience.”

Denise Dornfeld, president of AlliedPRA North America said: “Our Northern California team is top-notch. They have managed similar high-profile and large-scale sporting events in the past and are excited about working hand-in-hand with the America’s Cup team.”

About the America’s Cup
One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America’s Cup was first raced in 1851, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing competition its name. The next Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series (July-August 2013), leading to the America’s Cup Finals (September 2013), will be held for the first time in San Francisco Bay, a natural sailing arena, in AC72 wing sail catamarans. The associated America’s Cup World Series is a global circuit of events where the teams race AC45 catamarans for a season championship. ORACLE TEAM USA won the 2011-12 title. The 2012-13 season opened with events in San Francisco in August and October and continues with races in Naples, Italy in the spring of 2013.

Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is the leading global destination management and event planning company with a reach across three continents, 7 countries and over 100 destinations, serving the most respected companies in every major business sector. AlliedPRA offers a full-range of destination management services including event planning, transportation management, tours, teambuilding activities, site selection, product launches and on-site services. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please contact +1 800.797.9471 or visit www.alliedpra.com.

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