The Company We Keep

Proud DMC Network LLC Partnership  

You are known by the company you keep, and lucky for ACCENT on Arrangements-DMC, we are in some pretty good company. As one of the first accredited Association of Destination Management Executives (ADMEs) Destination Management Companies in New Orleans,  ACCENT on Arrangements- DMC continues to partner with organizations that share the same level of passion and professionalism in the event industry.  ACCENT On Arrangements-DMC has been added to the DMC Network, LLC as a world class partner. Partners accepted to the DMC Network must abide by a strict set of standards including professional affiliations and a minimum length of time in the industry.

ACCENT’s experience and commitment to excellence in the field of event management have secured their place as a world partner with the DMC Network. In addition to meeting the elevated standards set by the DMC Network, ACCENT on Arrangements-DMC is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that has four Destination Management Certified Professionals (DMCP) and two Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) on staff.  And if that were not enough, ACCENT’s fearless leader, Diane Lyons, was named “Author of the Year” by PCMA Convention magazine, as well as “Top 50 Business Women of New Orleans” by New Orleans City Business. Diane also serves as a contributing editor to Experient’s “Meeting Mentor Magazine.”

ACCENT on Arrangements-DMC proudly participates in a number of industry organizations. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the associations in which we are affiliated, allowing us to continue our education and expand our resources for you, our clients. 

 Financial & Insurance Conference PlannersFinancial & Insurance Conference Planners 
FICP is an association of insurance and financial services industry meeting planners who exchange proven meeting management techniques and explore trends and new ideas that may enhance the value of conferences. ACCENT is a hospitality partner with this association.


Society of Incentive & Travel Executives
Site is a global network of meetings and event professionals dedicated to delivering business results. The highest levels of workplace performance are reached by individuals and teams that are highly motivated. Motivational experiences are a powerful business tool to reward and unlock human potential to achieve corporate objectives.

Professional Convention Management Association
The leading organization for meeting and event professionals delivering superior and innovative education and promoting the value of professional convention management.

International Special Events Society
Dedicated to the education, advancement and promotion of the special events industry, related industries and its network of professionals. Certified Special Event Professionals (CSEPs) are the hallmark of the professional achievement in the industry and are awarded by ISES.

Meeting Professionals International
Works to build an inspired, global meeting and events industry community by building human connections to knowledge, ideas, relationships, and marketplaces with a network of over 24,000 meeting and event professionals in over 80 countries. 

National Association of Catering Executives
NACE offers members, partners, and the public a variety of rich resources that support, promote and enhance the catering and special events industries.

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
The only agency devoted to full time selling, servicing, marketing, branding and promoting New Orleans as the premier convention, special event and leisure destination. 

Association of Destination Management Executives
Association of Destination Management Executives
The only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meetings, convention, and incentive travel industries, as well as the general public.