Destination Management Companies (DMCs)

If you need more than a hotel and need to plan offsite activities or find offsite venues, we partner with Destination Management Companies in every destination around the world. Whether shopping mountain or tropical destinations, cities, suburbs, or resort areas, we can help you shop for and find the perfect partner to help you execute your events. Following are a couple of our DMC partners; Hello! Destination Management, ACCESSHost Global Alliance, & RMC DMC.

Event Planning

Some of our clients have additional needs for corporate services to help support certain areas of their meeting and event planning to effectively execute an conference. Our agency has “select” solution providers we have entrusted to provide an a la cart of service offerings that our clients can choose.


We can show you how to save up to 30%, and in some cases, up to 50% on your Audio Visual costs. Regardless of the discount, we will ensure your a/V costs are minimal.


If you would like to have an event at sea or on a river, we can help with that too.

Few experiences can compare to those that happen at sea. Be it an incentive trip, corporate gathering or product launch, what better value than to host your event on the waters? You are sure to find a captive audience on board and can provide your attendees with the opportunity to explore multiple destinations in just one trip. That is why Conference Planning Resources is in touch with this rapidly expanding segment of the meeting and incentive travel industry—and is here to help you maximize this opportunity. From exotic island locations to big city waters, we are pleased to help you navigate a plethora of choices.

We can show you how a cruise option can often save you 30% or more versus hosting your program at a land-based hotel or resort while accomplishing the same objectives. As well, due to their all-inclusive nature, cruises offer one-stop shopping. There are no menus to plan, no airfare to arrange, no transfers to coordinate, no special activities to plan and no entertainment to locate. It’s all included.

Your organization can also enjoy the exclusive use of its own vessel with a private charter. Choose your own itinerary. Fly your company flag. Rename the decks. Customize the ports of call, the length of your program, the onboard entertainment and more.

Conference Planning Resources is a full solution provider for your meetings and conferences. In addition to hotel procurement support, our clients have the ability to shop a-la-cart from a myriad of services, such as, but not limited to the following support;

  • Audio Visual Services
  • Destination Management Companies (DMC’s)
  • Event Planning Services

For more information about any of our Lifeline Alliance Partners and pricing, please contact Conference Planning Resources at 630-799-1584 or email us at

Audio Visual Services


REEL IMPACT is an audiovisual company that specializes in AV technical support for conferences. We work with corporations, government agencies and associations all over North America.

For meeting planners who want to worry less about AV, REEL IMPACT provides dependable audiovisual support. We partner with you in a way that puts you at ease and makes you feel like we are an extension of your team.
  • Full A/V Support and Production
  • Audience Response Systems
  • Awards Productions
  • Audio recording
  • Backdrop
  • Breakout room AV
  • Conference AV
  • Content Creation
  • Camera packages
  • Creative design
  • Closed-caption
  • Digital video production
  • Digital Signage
  • Displays
  • Drape
  • Dress kits
  • Drafting of floor plans
  • Dynamic handheld microphone
  • Edge blending
  • Entertainment
  • Event Staging
  • Flipcharts
  • Graphics
  • High Definition
  • HD Cameras
  • iMag
  • i-mag
  • Instants video
  • Images
  • Image projection
  • Kiosks
  • Knowledge capture
  • Lavaliere mic
  • Line Array Sound System
  • Lighting
  • Lighting design
  • Multi-format video playback
  • Music
  • Music Licensing
  • Music Videos
  • Nonlinear Digital Editing
  • On camera talent
  • Pipe and Drape
  • Plasma podium
  • Projectors
  • Projection screens
  • PowerPoint Operator
  • PowerPoint design
  • Producers
  • Production
  • Pre-event site visit
  • Pre-production planning
  • Poster board
  • Powered Speaker
  • Photography
  • Q&A microphones
  • Recordings
  • Rigging
  • Satellite transmission
  • Speaker Support
  • Speaker Ready room
  • Speech Coach
  • Set design
  • Set fabrication
  • Staging
  • Stage wash
  • Stage lighting wash
  • Show flow
  • Sound system
  • Sound engineer
  • Sound reinforcement
  • Technical Director
  • Teleprompter
  • Teleprompter operator
  • Truss
  • Walk-in music
  • Wide-screen edge blending
  • Wireless microphones
  • Wireless remote computer control system
  • Wireless remote
  • Wired mics
  • Webcasting
  • Lighting Design
  • Trade Shows
  • Uplink truck
  • Video playback
  • Video projection
  • Voice of God
  • Velour drape

Audio Visual Services


Show Technology Inc. is a full service Audio-Visual, Rental and Staging Company with over 20 years of experience, with the resources and expertise to provide extensive state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting inventory to all of its clients.

Ask our partners at Conference Planning Resources how we are saving their clients 30%, 40%, 50% or more, versus utilizing the hotel’s in-house audio visual provider.

Our experience in over 1,500 venues throughout North America gives us a unique perspective and understanding of the needs and challenges in executing a flawless event regardless of the venue or atmosphere. We bring innovative and practical strategies towards putting together social events, conferences, corporate meetings, concerts,
sporting events, festivals, and more.

Show Technology, Inc. has the technical expertise to deliver your presentations with precision and creative style, all while employing unparalleled service and responsiveness. On site, our team becomes an extension of your team, which ensures a seamless production.

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Lighting
  • Special Effects
  • Context Management
  • Staging & Staging Equipment
  • Scenic Set Design
  • Back Office Equipment
  • Registration Services
  • Technical Support
  • Full Production Management
  • Live Streaming
  • Projection Mapping
  • Content Creation
  • Strategic Marketing
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Destination Management Company (DMC’S)


Based on our core values of Integrity, Enthusiasm, and an Intense Desire to Succeed, Hello! Destination Management consults with corporations and associations to provide impactful meeting and event solutions to attendees through thoughtfully designed themed events, tours, teambuilding activities, brand activations, and transportation solutions. As a multi-award-winning, full-service destination management company, Hello! services meeting planners in some of the country’s most popular meeting destinations. From its origins in 1986 as Hello! Florida, Hello! Destination Management has grown to over 10 offices and 200 full-time employees serving clients from coast to coast.

  • Annapolis
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Boca Raton
  • Bonita Springs
  • Dallas
  • Daytona
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Ft. Worth
  • Hollywood
  • Jacksonville
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Los Angeles
  • Marco Island
  • Miami
  • Monterey & Carmel
  • Napa & Sonoma
  • Naples
  • Nashville
  • Orange County, CA
  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • Phoenix
  • Sacramento
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Scottsdale
  • Sedona
  • Silicon Valley
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tampa
  • The Keys & Key West
  • The Palm Desert
  • Tucson
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Transportation
  • Theme Décor and Entertainment
  • Tours and Activities
  • Dine-Around Services
  • Teambuilding
  • Off-Site Events
  • Hospitality Staff
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At ACCESS, we don’t just focus on what your event should be, but why your event should be at all. We collaborate with you to transform your events into shared experiences – because shared experiences create the opportunity to both inspire and be inspired, and inspired people drive organizational change. For 50 years ACCESS has been leading the industry as your single source for all your experiential event and destination management needs. With our impressive and ever-growing national, award winning presence, we’re able to offer local expertise everywhere and innovative solutions anywhere. What puts us apart from anyone else is our approach to start with the end in mind. We come together to understand why your event is happening in the first place and what the purpose of your program is before talking about the number of participants, décor and activities. Our values are who we are. We imagine first, demand integrity, embody excellence, always collaborate, and service obsession. We are shared experiences, inspired people. We are ACCESS Destination Services.

  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco / Wine Country
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Orange County
  • Palm Springs
  • Las Vegas
  • Sedona
  • Phoenix / Scottsdale
  • Tucson
  • Austin
  • Dallas / Ft Worth
  • San Antonio
  • Colorado / Mountains
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Montana
  • Nashville
  • Atlanta
  • Orlando
  • South Florida
  • Chicago
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Washington DC
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Destination Management
  • Décor Design
  • Event Production
  • Specialty Entertainment
  • Lighting Concept & Design
  • Online Registration
  • Program Development
  • Unique Recreation
  • Exclusive Offsite Venues
  • Innovative Themed Activations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Team Building
  • Customized Tours
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Local gifts & amenities

Hosts Global

Hosts Global is a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide. We offer full-service destination management in 300+ locations through our global alliance of select DMCs. Our clients receive streamlined global planning, dedicated account management and superior execution of group programs including meetings, conventions, incentive programs and special events. Hosts can support you to create the right atmosphere for receptions, dinners, unique themed events, entertainment, décor, corporate social responsibility and more.

New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Los Cabos
Mexico City
Puerto Vallarta
Punta Mita
Riviera Maya

United States
Maine .
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Washington DC

British Virgin Islands
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
St. Lucia
The Bahamas


Bhutan .
South Korea
Sri Lanka

Central America
Costa Rica



Middle East
Sultanate of Oman
United Arab Emirates

New Zealand

South America
  • Special event design, production and management
  • Décor
  • Entertainment
  • Private and group dinners
  • Recreation activities, tours and teambuilding
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Staffing and convention services
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Originating in the Rocky Mountains, RMC is a woman-owned and founder-led company, who specializes in full-service, high-end, luxury destination management services in the United States. At RMC, we create innovative and inspirational events that guests will rave about for years to come. We believe in the power of experiences.

From the peaks of Aspen to the infamous vineyards of Napa, RMC has masterfully crafted thousands of unforgettable experiences for over 32 years. RMC proudly works with a distinguished clientele of corporate & incentive groups, and travel & meeting planners corporations to produce completely tailored destination services.

RMC is exceedingly proud to be the preferred provider for select luxury properties including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Montage Hotels and Resorts, Auberge Resorts Collection, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, along with other Marriott Luxury Brands.

RMC’s acclaimed services include creating, planning, and executing signature events; designing unique activities to engage and promote collaboration; organizing ground transportation and local logistics; custom-designed unique VIP experiences; and more. From a fortune 500 board retreat to a 20,000-guest celebration, RMC’s skilled staff and top-level connections will ensure that your event will exceed expectations.

  • Charleston, SC
  • Bluffton, SC
  • Hilton Head, SC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Aspen
  • Bachelor Gulch
  • Beaver Creek
  • Breckenridge
  • Colorado Springs
  • Copper Mountain
  • Denver
  • Keystone
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Telluride
  • Vail
  • Winter Park
  • Jackson Hole
  • Big Sky
  • Bozeman
  • Santa Fe
  • Park City
  • Salt Lake City
  • Big Sur
  • Carmel
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Healdsburg
  • Monterey Peninsula
  • Napa
  • Sonoma
  • Santa Barbara
  • Transportation
  • Activities
  • Gifting and Amenities
  • Dine Arounds
  • Entertainment
  • Special Enhancements
  • Special Event Venues
  • Themed Events & Décor

Event Planning Services


We create experiences that inspire and engage. The MOC&CO team of professionals manages event operations of Fortune 500 companies, associations and other businesses. With our comprehensive breadth of live event and technology services, we partner with clients to create some of the most mind-shifting, influential, and ROI-inducing events in the world. And we do it all with extreme customer service, a keen eye on savings, and a drop-the-mic reputation.

We have a passion for attending to every detail. Each MOC&CO team member goes above and beyond to ensure our clients achieve their meeting and event goals.

  • 23 years as a successful event and conference agency
  • Industry certifications and 100+ years’ experience in event management and the hotel/hospitality industry
  • Events from 16 to 5,000+ delegates
  • Produce/manage 60-80 events annually
  • Committed to nonprofit support through donations, volunteerism and custom community events
  • Certified Women’s Business Enterprise since 2007 (WBENC #253582)
  • Strategic Meetings Management Programs
  • Full registration services with online technology
  • Accounting and budgeting
  • Food and beverage design and management
  • Transportation management
  • Procurement / vendor management
  • Onsite staffing
  • Production management
  • Metrics/ROI
  • Customer service
  • Value adds:
            • Mobile apps / interactive technology
            • Sponsorship Management
            • Trade Show Management
            • Communications and collateral
            • Teambuilding activities
            • Event marketing

Mary O’Connor

PRESIDENT, MOC&CO founder and president of MOC&CO, Mary O’Connor has made a name for herself as a sought-after expert in the meeting and event management industry. Her breadth of industry leadership includes 23+ years at the helm of her successful event management company, preceded by 16 years in management with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, culminating in the role of Assistant VP of Catering and Conventions. Her strengths include strategic planning, effective contract negotiations, engagement, interactive technologies, impressive décor and food and beverage presentations, budget development and management, marketing, trade shows, sponsor procurement and onsite staffing – all for clients’ meetings and incentives of 16 to 5,000+ people.

Having earned the unofficial title of “Keeper of the Limitless Lens,” Mary drives her team to excellence with extreme customer service, a keen eye on savings for clients, and creative solutions that amaze. The result: MOC&CO does what large agencies won’t and what small agencies can’t. Mary’s vibrant personality and relentless pursuit of impressed clients inspires a “can-do” attitude in her staff.

Mary has led MOC&CO to be consistently certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise since 2007. She was a founding member of the Multi-Cultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) and first Executive Director of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF). Her leadership in these organizations, which promote diversity and advancement for women and minorities in the foodservice and hospitality industries, demonstrates her commitment to diversity and inclusion in business practices.

Mary’s passion is not only for excellence in business but also for caring for those in need. She is known for encouraging others to engage in random acts of kindness, to collaborate to bring the community together, and to support the people around us. Acknowledging her priority of doing good for others while excelling in business, Mary was most recently recognized as a 2018 Woman of Distinction by Shaw Media.

“I have had the great pleasure in working Conference Planning Resources. In my capacity as Senior Event Manager of a global pharmaceutical company, my department was responsible for thousands of events each year. Jeff’s service, expertise, and reliability are invaluable. In addition, he always works with the client’s best interest in mind and always with a speedy turnaround time. Jeff has an innate ability to think outside the box on every event (and there have been many events since 2003). Jeff’s industry knowledge is instrumental in bringing our meetings to the highest possible level. He makes certain that we look good.

I would highly recommend Jeff and his team to any conference/meeting planner!”

Susan Bartlett
Bronze Level CTSM