Summit Events

Let us craft an event that exceeds your expectations.

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What We Do

Staffing

Smiling faces with extensive local knowledge. Our people are cool under pressure, hard-working, and quick with a joke.

Decor

Our designers can turn a room into an experience. We’ll pull in your event theme to celebrate the space and your people.

Off-Site Events

Get out of the hotel and onto the scene. From gala events to Western roundups, we’ll source the perfect venue for an experience that is uniquely Utah.

Transportation

We handle group airport arrivals, town shuttles, VIP transfers, and more in clean, top quality vehicles to get your people where they need to go.

Entertainment

Need ideas for killer bands? Olympic Athletes? Circus Clowns? Lean on us for the right act to wow your audience.

Activities & Teambuilding

Our destinations are perfect places to come together and cut loose. Epic activities and innovative team building options are endless….year round.

 About Us

When it comes Destination Management in Park City and Salt Lake City UT, Summit Events knows what works. We understand the unique challenges planners face when organizing meetings and events. Through our local knowledge and relationships, we partner with our clients to customize programs that exceed expectations.

Our vision at Summit Events is simple: we want you to fall in love the places WE love by elevating the attendee experience. How do we do that? We let our clients in on the best-kept secrets our destinations have to offer and make sure they’re completely, utterly, entirely, and fully satisfied with every aspect of your Summit Event Experience. Period.

Who We Are

Rob Walsh

Director of Sales – Partner/CMP DMCP

Rob Walsh, for the past 10 years, has advised businesses, organizations and meeting planners on how to get the most out of there meeting and incentive programs.  A Midwest Native, Rob began his career traveling the globe operating programs for fortune 500 clients and in 2003 he turned in his passport for a ski pass and has call Utah home ever since.  Rob and his wife live in Park City UT with their two children.

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Heidi Hughes

Founder/CMP

Heidi Hughes is a native of the Pacific Northwest and started her career in hospitality and events in Sun Valley, Idaho. Heidi moved to Utah in the late 90s and founded Summit Events DMC in 2002. A veteran of five Olympics, her varied background also includes work with not-for-profit organizations, location scouting and production services for Sundance Film Festival clients and professional cycling events. She lives in Park City with her husband and sweet puppy, Audrey.

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What is a DMC

A professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics. 

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Destinations

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Crossroads to the west, Salt Lake City offers guests a fresh take on western city living.  Settled in the 1800’s, SLC has a rich history and forward focus on the demands our future brings.  Just minutes from the airport, Salt Lake City surprises guests with upscale shopping, nightlife, historic attractions, galleries and museums all closer than you could imagine.

PARK CITY, UTAH

Just a short transfer from Salt Lake Airport, Park City UT awaits, with three year-round resorts and a mountain town offering exceptional dining, unlimited recreation and award winning accommodations. With nearly 400 trails, it’s difficult to imagine there’s more here than just world class skiing. In fact, Outside Magazine names Park City UT “Best Town Ever” in 2013. You may want to consider a 1 way ticket.

SOUTHERN UTAH

Moab, St. George, Springville, Cedar City….It seems like the sun is always shining in Southern Utah.  Tucked away in its own corner of the US, Southern Utah is home to the Mighty 5 ™ National Parks. This landscape captures the imagination and the spirit of the west.   Iconic arches, towering monuments, historic rivers and amazing vistas will become the backdrop to memories that will last a lifetime.

FAQ

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Why should I work with a DMC?

Summit Events connects YOU, your goals, and attendees with the vendors local to your destination. You benefit from our knowledge of local products, service quality, and reliability. Our team will negotiate contracts on your behalf, always keeping your best interest and budget in mind. Summit Events can leverage its relationships and purchasing power to provide the highest quality of service in a cost-effective manner.

How does Summit Events make money?

Summit Events charges a fee for our services. We’ve invested years getting to know our destinations, nurturing our relationships with local vendors, and figuring out what works best.  We think this knowledge and our local know-how is worth a fee. This fee can be represented in the form of a “Service Fee”, or a “Management Fee” based on the time invested in your program or scope of our services.

Can I call local vendors directly?

Yes, absolutely. We only ask that you let us know if you intend to contact local vendors yourself so that we may proceed with your proposal, costing, or program operation accordingly.

Are you a concierge?

Not really. Typically a hotel concierge specializes in making recommendations and reservations for individual travelers and families…and it ends there. We partner with groups on pre-planning, event production, event execution, and program reconciliations.

Am I protected when using Summit Events

Yes. On top of the insurance carried by Summit Events, we work with only the best vendors and insure that they carry all the appropriate license, insurance, and personnel needed.

What if my program cancels?

If your program cancels, we will be happy to refund your money less any non-refundable deposits. When applicable, a modest fee may be requested for our time and company resources spent on your behalf.

What is your process?

First, we want to get to know you and your group’s unique needs. This is done during an intake session over the phone or in person during a site inspection. Once we understand your group needs, we look for unique and creative ways to fulfill those needs via a proposal and line item costing. If you decide that we’re the right fit for your group, we ask for a contract and deposit.  At this time, your program moves into the “program planning” phase of the process.  Here, you work closely with one of our talented Program Managers to fine-tune your program, working with you during the operation and finally reconciling a final bill once your program is complete.  Our goal is a totally satisfied client that wants to come back and tell all their friends.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. Before you sign a contract or send a deposit to us, we present you with a line item budget inclusive of all the services you’ve requested. Within the line item budget we account for local taxes, services fees, surcharges, and estimated “on consumption” items.

Of course, in the planning process, the budget can and often does change. We will notify you of these changes and adjust accordingly. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our line item budgets…because we know that no one likes surprises.

Contact Us

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In order for us to answer your question more thoroughly please provide us with as much information as possible. For Example: group name, destination, program dates or season and year, estimated group size, and host hotel. 

Mailing Address

PO Box 718 Park City, Utah 84060

Phone: 435.658.0808

Fax: 435.406.0108

Physical Address (FedEx & UPS ONLY)

2052 Prospector Suite 200
Park City, UT 84060

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