Orlando, FL – Hello! Destination Management (Hello-DMC) a destination management company (DMC) headquartered in Orlando, FL announced today the acquisition of The Event Team in San Diego.


The Event Team is a full-service destination management company serving the Southern California area since 1992.  Founded by Matt Robbins, The Event Team boasts a leadership team that includes Bill Yahres (GM), Romy Linde (Director or Sales), and Paige Weeber (Director of Operations) who collectively have 51 years of experience at the firm.  Together, they’ve built a reputation as a leading DMC in Southern California.

Operations will continue as "Hello! California" and will remain in the greater San Diego area.  Hello! California will bring the total number of Hello offices to nine (9) locations throughout the country, including operations in Orlando, Miami, Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Nashville, Scottsdale, Dallas and Austin, serving over 30 destinations.

"We are excited about the opportunity to join forces with The Event Team", said Paul Mears, III, President of Hello!  "Matt and his leadership team have a great organization, and they will provide Hello the strongest foundation possible to serve clients in Southern California."

"Hello is considered the best in the business", said Matt Robbins, President of The Event Team.  "Their reputation, size and level of resources will ensure our team can continue to raise the bar and exceed our clients’ expectations now and in the future."

Hello! is a destination management company based in Orlando.  Founded in 1986 with a handful of employees, Hello has expanded to nine (9) offices throughout the country with over 200 full-time employees.  Hello! provides outstanding guest experiences for their clients in some of the best destinations in the country.  "Outstanding" may be exciting, inspirational, educational or just serene. The Hello formula for success is simple; extraordinary people with local expertise and a passion for designing and delivering superior events, all while having fun along the way!

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