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Message From Headquarters Dear reader, From grand openings, product launches and corporate theatre to promotions, event marketing and fundraising galas, we are there to support you! Our resources encompass basic talent procurement to full, successful, turn-key special event production. Our motto is: “No event is too big or too small”. Our production team is among the most talented in the entertainment and special events industry producing award-winning events, costumes, choreography, creative design, stage direction, vocal coaching, musical arrangements, you name it and we’ll have the production you’re dreaming about ready for you. From curtain up, to the final dénouement, IVI DMC2’s on-stage entertainment and behind the scenes team will tirelessly work to ensure you are the one who looks GREAT before your invitees. For the last 30+ years, IVI DMC2 has been recognized as one of the most influential event companies in the DMC arena in the Latin American destinations. Thank you for your interest in our team and we look forward to working with you. Let the limelight shine upon you during your upcoming event in any of our destinations! Sincerely, Jose-Manuel (Manolo) GARCIA, CIS, CMS Second Generation, Innovator & President

About Us Our Vision: Associates: Preserve our company as the best place to work, so that our multicultural staff can thrive professionally and thus always perform their best. Customers: To offer an innovative high-quality service that exceeds all expectations. Partners: To continually consolidate our network of honest and successful partners. Revenue: To maximize the investment of our shareholders & help them gain good dividends. Planet: By means of our hard work instill in others the responsible management of resources.

Our Mission: To serve our customers supported on international certifications ISO 9001 and ADMC, thus ensuring 100% satisfaction to groups, conventions, incentives and special events customers. We create memorable experiences that leave a lasting impression on attendees visiting each and every one of the destinations in which we operate.

Our Objective: Always aim for 100 % overall customer satisfaction.


Year 9 Vol. 1, Issue 129 Visionary, Founder,  Jose-Manuel GARCIA, CDS & Master Coach Contents: Second Generation,  Jose-Manuel (Manolo) Innovator & President GARCIA, CIS, CMS


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Productions That Will Awe Your Attendees

Executive Vice-President  Karla JIMENEZ, CMS

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General Comptroller  Trinidad SANCHEZ

Corporate Marketing &  Francisco BAEZA, DMCP Product Development Director Quality Director  Julia ORTIZ

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Quick Hits: Friends of the Maya


Advertise with CommuniQuest


The Customer’s Always Right


Let’s Cook: How to Prepare Cream of Carrot Soup


Dr. Travel Travel Tip: Travel & Be Well


Electronic Publishing  Alejandro PECH Content and Editing  Omar GALLEGOS Managing Director  Jorge OROZCO, DMCP —MyDay Travel Corporate Headquarters Av. Acanceh 1-01, SM 15 Cancun, Q. Roo, 77500 Mex. Ph. +52 (998) 287-1700

Destination Offices: Mexico IVI DMC² Cancun & Riviera Maya Raquel MIJARES, CIS Marketing Director IVI DMC² Mexico City, Central Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, & Riviera Nayarit

Jaime NELO, DMCP, CMS Destination Managing Director


Central America

South America

IVI DMC² Cuba Alejandro DEBASA, CMS Regional Managing Director

IVI DMC² Costa Rica Sonia VARGAS Destination Manager

IVI DMC² Brazil Andrea MAJELA Regional Managing Director

IVI DMC² Dominican Republic

IVI DMC² Panama Ligia VARGAS Regional Managing Director

IVI DMC² Argentina Jorge OROZCO, DMCP Regional Managing Director

Ramon RIJO

Regional Managing Director

IVI DMC² Los Cabos Yazmin ELOSEGUI Destination Managing Director

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Productions That Will Awe Your Attendees Gipsy Show A Flemish musical setting, accompanied by soothing guitar strings, wrapped in a gripping tale of mystery and enchantment. It is a fusion of different disciplines through the wonderful world of contemporary flamenco dance, juggling fire, and stilts.

Los Cabos


Calafia Show A music program and mythological show. Through dance, fire elements, live percussions and imagery representative of Baja California Sur, the show tells you the story of Calafia – a mythical warrior queen; along with her Amazon warriors, she represents strength, energy, skills, and courage!


Los Cabos

Oldies but Good 60’s - 90’s

A retro themed party, where a DJ, sing dancers will make you travel through

videos, and dances of all times. With c

costumes and impersonations of the g

figures that were icons in their respe decades.

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gers and music,




Viva Brazil Reflecting the beauty and the well known steps of fabulous samba rhythms, skill dancers move

their bodies to the beat of the drums. We also feature a Brazilian batucada show designed especially for you to pump up the jam! The show abounds with full energy as drummers and dancers perform beautifully.


Los Cabos

Los Cabos



Los Cabos

Incentives travelers are educated, global citizens and have seen many nice things around the world. That is why, when planning the entertainment for one of these events, we always think about this fact and strive to achieve that WOW factor you are looking for by raising the bar just a bit higher every time for ourselves and our vendors as well. We enjoy planning our parties by theme, as this allows

for a cohesive decor and light; and we already have so many to choose from! Choose from a traditional Costa Rica theme party with marimba, typical costumes and ox cart centerpieces; or even better, have the “special edition” of the Costa Rican theme where there are toucan props flying in mid heaven; and the typical skirt designs are also the table linens, and you can even have a foam bull to make your guests run all around…sounds fun right? Being in the tropics most of our parties are planned around that special vibe you get at the ocean front, like a Latin dance party, neon art, calypso, and a surfer’s beach party. We have also created amazing add-ons that could be mixed in many of our themes, such as chocolate tasting, photo booths, flip flops stands, a cigar roller, and henna tattoos, just to mention some.

Flying Toucan

Surfer’s Be Décor & Ph Costa Rica


Aerial Show

Neon Art

each Party hoto Props

To put the icing on the cake, we are very detail oriented regarding a/v and lighting, because we understand no event is complete without these elements working in

tandem with the already awesome entertainment and dÊcor. Do you need a special theme tailor-made just for you? No problem! Our creative event planners will always have a great idea and proposal according to your needs. So, what are you waiting for? Come to Costa Rica for it’s time to enjoy the show!


Costa Rica

Panama is for many, a symbol of celebration and glare. The cultural richness amazes family and friends; it’s simply irresistible to give in to the marvels that characterize this beautiful country. Not wonder then why so many choose this destination for their holidays, conventions, or incentive groups, since there is a wide variety of productions and entertainment for all kinds of events. Our talented people will for sure turn your event into a unique experience.

IVI DMC2 Panama has work hard in selecting the best suppliers and venues, thus, these joined forces guarantee that we can make your dream event come true!

Panam a


D’Luxe Productions For a certainty, a big event needs to partner with a major producer. That is why D‘Luxe Productions, has joined forces with IVI DMC2 Panama, to carry out large-scaled events, where creativity and excellence in areas such as sound and amplification, superb lighting for all kinds of events, and service of high resolution video are our trademark!


P anama

Zafiro Panama One of the most locally renowned music bands is Zafiro Panama. With their

catchy music and beats, they’ll make everyone want to get up and bust some moves! These talented musicians will take you on a journey that includes decades of unforgettable oldies but goodies and modern genres too. Their extensive repertoire in tropical rhythms, such as salsa, merengue, bachata, and more will make your event a sounding success!

Panam a


CBQ Panama Group Thanks to its outstanding assets, both human and technological, the CBQ Panama group has positioned itself as one of the most sought after audio/visual producers. Major hotels and restaurants employ them for holding events such as weddings, gala dinners, and incentive groups. And when they join forces with IVI DMC2 Panama it has proven to be the best mix of human talent and high tech in order to perform outstanding shows. Featuring different lighting options,

audiovisual equipment, and mounting structures for brilliant stages.


P anama



Nuevo Durango Community & Willing Agricultural Volunteers


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IVI DMC² World Headquarters: Ave. Acanceh #1-01, SM 15 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mx Phone: +52 (998) 287-1700 Email: Serving the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions industry since 1986. Find us in over 40 destinations throughout:       

The Customer is Always Right Fausto was GREAT!!! He was very easy to work with and on top of things! Ms. Lisa Bjork Event Planning Director


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How to Prepare a Cream of Carrot Soup Preparation: In a pot boil the chopped carrots until tender in 2 cups


of water and chicken stock. Blend the cooked carrots

5 carrots peeled and chopped

1/4 cup onion, thinly diced

1 cup of cream

3 tbsps. of butter

2 tsps. of chicken stock

Salt & pepper

with some of the broth to make it a purée. Save the rest of the broth for later. In another pot, melt the butter and add the onion. Cook until the onion becomes translucent and a little golden. Add the carrot purée and simmer for a few minutes. Use the remaining broth to fully empty out the purée from the blender and heat thoroughly. Add the cream, remove from the flame and add salt and

pepper to taste.


Travel Tip:Travel & Be Well 

Wash your hands frequently. Germs are easily transmitted by touching people and handling money. Carry antiseptic wipes for those times when you can't reach a restroom.

Ear block or ear ache? If you have a head cold or upper respiratory congestion, cabin pressure can play havoc on your ears during takeoff and landing. If you must fly when you are unwell, take a decongestant before you leave the ground and again

before the descent. But only take a decongestant if you really need one; decongestants dry out nasal passages. On longer flights, also use a nasal spray 3060 minutes before landing and again during descent. If none of these are available, try one of these: 

Yawn or swallow. Hold your nostrils with your mouth closed and gently blow out. Put a few paper cocktail napkins dipped in hot water in the bottom of an airline waxed water cup (found in the restroom or near the drinking fountain). Then place the cup over your painful ear. The moist steam air can work wonders.

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James Feldman, (a.k.a. Doctor Travel) is a Certified Facilitator and internationally recognized professional motivator, author, television host, and radio personality. His company Incentive Travelers Cheque Int’l provides individual and group incentive travel awards for many Fortune 500 companies. His book “Doctor’s Travel Cure For The Common Trip” is an entertaining and invaluable travel guide whose purpose is not to tell you where to go, but rather to help you get ready for the adventure. CommuniQuest is pleased to share some of Mr. Feldman’s travel wisdom with our readers, who from time to time must deal with lines, cancellations, lost luggage, and a person in the adjacent seat making extensive use of the air sickness bag. Reprinted by permission from the Author:

THANK YOU FOR READING Like life in general, the M&E Industry seems to move at the speed of light. As a committed B2B partner, we aim to help you keep up with the latest industry news and opportunities. CommuniQuest Incentive Travel Digest is a valuable tool that brings you the timely information and analysis that you need, with a lair for what's hot, relevant, & interesting. I wish you the best of success in your quest, whatever it may be. Jose-Manuel GARCIA, CDS Visionary, Founder, & Master Coach



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