The Event Team Acquired by Orlando-based Hello! Destination Management

The Event Team has been acquired by Hello! Destination Management ( a destination management company (DMC) headquartered in Orlando, FL.

Founded by Matt Robbins in 1992, The Event Team boasts a leadership team that includes Bill Yahres (GM), Romy Linde (Director of Sales), and Paige Weeber (Director of Operations) who collectively have 51 years of experience at the firm.

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 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.”

The Event Team has been an SDTA Member since 1992.

“It has been an amazing 25-year journey running The Event Team,” said Robbins. “I am more than ready to step back and let others continue the ride.”

Robbins served the SDTA in several capacities over his tenure including on the board of directors, executive committee and chairman of the Membership committee.

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