The Association of Destination Management Executives International announced the winners of its Achievement Awards on Saturday at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. The gala ceremony capped the group's annual conference.

Click here to download the storyboards for the winning entries and the photos of the recognition award winners.

Best Innovative Event under $50,000
"Siemens Distribution Center Grand Opening Celebration"
Destination King
Memphis, Tenn.

Best Innovative Event $50,001 - $100,000
"Acura Media Event"
Chicago Travel Consultants Inc. (CTC)
Chicago

Best Innovative Event $100,001 - $200,000 (tie)
"ASAE The Classic"
Destination St. Louis Inc.
St. Louis

"Paint the Sound Country"
Destination Nashville
Nashville, Tenn.

Best Innovative Event Over $200,000
"Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts"
Roberts Event Group Inc.
Philadelphia

Best Public Event
"It’s Cool to be a Geek"
Capitol Services Inc. (CSI)
Washington

Best Teambuilding
"Fun, Fashion and Philanthropy"
ACCENT on Arrangements Inc.
New Orleans

Best Tour
"Supreme Tour Program"
Arrangers DMC
Denver

Best Transportation Logistics
"ASAE Annual Conference"
Destination St. Louis
St. Louis

Best Destination Management
"TIFF Behind the Scenes Fam"
JPdL Toronto
Toronto

Best Overall Program
"Starwood North American Incentive"
AlliedPRA Destination Management San Francisco
San Francisco

Rising Star
Ben Baker
MAC Meetings & Events
St. Louis

Destination Management Professional of the Year
Kevin Brewer, DMCP
Destination King
Memphis, Tenn.

Joanne O’Connor President’s Award
Grant Snider, DMCP
JPdL Toronto
Toronto

2013 DATES SET

ADMEI's 2013 conference will run Feb. 7-9 at the Sheraton Centre, Montreal.