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On behalf of the SunTrust Foundation, a very special note to say “thank you so much.”

Your team was so professional, organized, and creative, and helped us pull off hundreds of small details.  All of those details made the difference in having two spectacular events.

Please share a “big thank you” with the Destination South team that was on site to help us turn the room in record time on Wednesday as well as to those who were with us both days.

We truly appreciated all your recommendations, suggestions, and creativity throughout the planning process as well as execution. We will miss talking/emailing with you daily but look forward to working you again in the near future.

Cari Campbell
First Vice President,
Sr. Program Manager
SunTrust Foundation

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Destination South on several occasions over the past few years, and can’t say enough about the team and the work that they do.  From the initial conversation about event details to the post event debrief, clients are treated like family, and every step is taken to ensure that events are executed creatively and according to budget.  My favorite part about working with Destination South – I could throw out ANY idea, even the crazy ones – and they had a way, and the connections, to make it happen, even if tweaks were needed to keep the event within budget.  This is a company that truly feels like a part of your team – if I could work with them for every event I do, I would.


Beth O’Brien
Director of Meetings
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

“I would like to share my utmost satisfaction with our recent event, the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo. I believe the most important example of the amazing job that Destination South did was the last minute venue change. With impending bad weather, Destination South managed to keep everything organized enough that 16,000 people found their way through the maze of a convention center, to our event. The whole process was flawless.

Simply put, I am thrilled with Destination South and all they did for us. It was extremely important that our inaugural event be successful to ensure we could build it into an annual event in the city. With the help of Staci and her team, this event was beyond successful. I’m so thankful for their involvement and I look forward to many years of working with them on our now annual event!”

Meisa Salaita, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Co-Director
Atlanta Science Festival

“Staci, Lorri, Cynthia and the entire team at Destination South MANAGES events from conception to execution. The professionalism, expertise and composure the team exhibits at DSME has ensured that all of our collaborative events have been an outstanding success time after time. Our hospital has experienced tremendous growth over the last year, and in that time, our partnership with DSME has also grown. We consider the team to be members of our ‘family.’ They have invested time and effort into learning about our company’s unique culture, mission and values in order to ensure that each event is a reflection of who we are.”

Haley Freeman
Event Specialist, Public Affairs
Cancer Treatment Centers of America

We had our successful event in Atlanta last night. Destination South was a spectacular team member, helping to organize and produce the event. Traci, Mike, Constanza and Carolina described Destination South as going “way over the top”. Aside from providing the extremely sharp decor, Mike said, in keeping with the “back to school” theme, they had the barkeeps in lab coats, chalkboards all around, and other “touches”.  Destination South was extremely creative…The team delivered approximately 100 backpacks to 2 charities that help poverty-stricken and fatherless kids… Awesome team work!”

Darrell Tamosuinas
Teneo Hospitality Group

“The Starwood Global Sales Office in Atlanta has worked exclusively with Destination South Meeting & Events (DSME) for more than 10 years on all of our VIP client events and tradeshows. Their intuitive approach and “can do” attitude makes our jobs so much easier during the planning process. The creative approach of the DSME team ensures our events are the most talked about and attended in town, year after year. And I always say, Destination South is the most operationally flawless event production company in the city- hands down. Our team can trust DSME with every detail so we can focus on meeting our objectives and achieve a successful event.”

Lance Hornecker, CMP, CMM
Account Director, Group & Corporate Transient-North America
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

I often say, when I go into other cities, “I wish I could bring the Destination South team here.” They just get it. We trust them to ensure the event will be executed to perfection. We trust they will always be mindful of the budget. We trust they will represent us as a professional team of experts. We trust they will be responsive to our every need, no matter the time of day or night.

Destination South is an amazing company to partner with. They have passion, creativity, integrity, savvy negotiation skills and an incredible eye for detail. I consider them to be the “best of the best” as they always deliver and they continue to exceed expectations.”

Nancy Polichene
Milligan Events

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