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2016 Talent Search


Mike Lyons

Lyons Pride Enterprises

Holly Mechsner


Eric Nell

Maritz Travel Company

Tim Pappalard


Pechha Wallach

Maritz Travel

Alison Watson

Society Offices AMC

Brian Carraher


Kate Schneider


Brittany Mills

Charles Koch Institute

Gabriela Petcana

UltraVoyage DMC Romania

Shonna Nitzel





    • This competition is a private event and will be closed to the public.
    • This competition is for amateurs only and no professional acts will be allowed.
    • Contestants will be selected from random talent, singing and lip sync auditions posted to the event web site.
    • Contestants must be travel industry professionals who are registered attendees or exhibitors of IMEX.
    • Contestants may be a single act, duet, trio or group (no more than 5).
    • Groups of more than one must include at least one travel industry professional registered for IMEX.
    • Once the contestants submit their songs, picture files or other data, it will become property of the DMCN Network & Ovation. DMC Network & Ovation may use these songs, videos and pictures (as well as those taken during the event) on the website as well as anywhere and anytime including for marketing and promotion purposes.
    • All selected contestants will perform one talent act, song or lip sync in front of a panel of industry judges & invited industry guests.
    • All talent acts or songs are to be performed from memory.
    • Songs may be sung a capella (no accompaniment) or with an accompanist. Be sure to bring a CD or an accompanist. Instruments will not be provided.
    • Karaoke songs will not be permitted.
    • Talent Acts and Songs must be appropriate at discretion of DMC Network & Ovation. Profanity will not be permitted.
    • Talent acts and Songs must be no longer than 4 minutes.
    • DMC Network & Ovation reserve the right to remove or disqualify any entry at any time at its discretion.
    • All participants will get verbal feedback from the judges after performance.
    • The audience will select the winner through text voting following the completion of all performances.
    • The winner of the talent and live singing will receive the Grand Prize and Runner-up will also receive a prize. Lip Sync winner will receive a special trophy.