Nikki Armesto, Senior Meeting Planner at Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner, Wins ISES ESPRIT Award for Best Meeting/ Conference Program with a Budget Over $250,000

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Armesto wins prestigious ESPRIT Award for planning the Navigate ’13 conference

Nikki Armesto, senior meeting planner at Red Velvet Events, Inc. (RVE), a Global DMC Partner, won the International Special Events Society's (ISES) 2014 Esprit Award® for Best Meeting/Conference Program with a Budget Over $250,000 USD.

Armesto won for planning “Navigate ’13,” a four-day conference in Austin with hundreds of attendees, two off-site parties and an international list of participants. The event took place at a high-end hotel, a downtown bar and a live music warehouse venue.

The award was presented at ISES Live 2014, held in Seattle, Washington from August 18-20, 2014. “Thank you to everyone on the RVE events team,” Armesto said when accepting her award. “This truly could not have happened without you.”

Armesto has been an event coordinator and meeting planner with RVE, Austin’s premier full-service event management company, since 2012.

A globally recognized awards competition, the ISES Esprit Awards® program was designed to honor the exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from across the ISES membership throughout the year, representing all facets of design and production in the special events industry.

“People always ask what motivates me,” said Cindy Lo, the owner and founder of RVE. “Having Nikki earn her first Esprit Award is living proof of what makes me feel so fortunate every day. We have a great team and amazing clients who let us really take their events to new heights.”

In addition to Armesto’s Esprit Award, RVE has earned Esprit Awards in 2007, 2008 and 2012, as well as being finalists in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner, has been planning high-end meetings, social productions, conferences, and events around the world for nearly 12 years. Clients include Fortune 100 companies, non-profit organizations, and a host of other public and private corporations. RVE is Austin’s premier destination management company and event services agency of choice for startups. Not only does RVE ensure each event it produces is a success, it makes sure clients have fun along the way. Outplan. Outplay. Outparty!

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