The awards introduced collectively assembly and occasion professionals in a glittering gathering to have fun the achievements, innovation and keenness
Professionals from throughout the worldwide enterprise occasions trade had been honoured on the IMEX Frankfurt Gala Dinner Awards on the Alte Oper Frankfurt final evening.
As a part of IMEX Frankfurt happening this week, the awards introduced collectively assembly and occasion professionals in a glittering gathering to have fun the achievements, innovation and keenness of people inside the trade.
- Locations Worldwide International Ambassador Award
- Worldwide Affiliation of Exhibitions and Occasions (IAEE) Worldwide Excellence Award
- Worldwide Affiliation of Skilled Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Driving Excellence – Innovation Award
- Worldwide Congress & Conference Affiliation (ICCA) International Influencer Award
- Joint Conferences Trade Council (JMIC) Unity Award
- Assembly Professionals Worldwide (MPI) Basis Pupil Scholarship Award
- Jane E. Schuldt Society for Incentive Journey Executives (SITE) Grasp Motivator Award
- IMEX Occasions Trade Council (EIC) Innovation in Sustainability Award
- Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Awards
Locations Worldwide President and CEO Don Welsh was warmly welcomed on stage to current the International Ambassador Award to Yrjötapio Kivisaari, CEO of Go to Oulu. Yrjötapio’s dedication to creating a worldwide group and offering management on sustainability has led to town being topped European Capital of Tradition for 2026.
The roll of honor continued with the IAEE Worldwide Excellence Award, offered by IAEE’s Director of International Enterprise Growth, Karen Gonzales, to the Macao Commerce & Funding Promotion Institute (IPIM). IPIM works instantly with the China Council for the Promotion of Worldwide Commerce as IAEE’s Licensed in Exhibition Administration (CEM) Studying Program associate in China and, because of the success of this system, Macao is without doubt one of the CEM Studying Program’s high performing areas.
IAPCO’s Driving Excellence – Innovation Award celebrates these on the forefront of innovation and Audrey Alloul, Chief Digital Officer of Kenes, was a becoming winner. Audrey developed Unlok, an AI-powered video library of content material to allow information alternate. IAPCO President, Sarah Markey-Hamm, offered the award.
Isabel Bardinet, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), added the ICCA International Influencer Award to her spectacular roll name of awards. ICCA President, Marta Gomes, offered the award which celebrates an excellent contribution to the affiliation conferences trade. Isabel’s wide-ranging 35-year profession has seen her transfer from organizing governmental congresses in Paris to being named as one of many ‘25 most influential folks within the conferences trade.’ She’s held many senior positions together with Director at Palais des Congrès, CEO of the European Society of Cardiology, and President of the AC Discussion board.
JMIC President, James Rees presided over the JMIC Unity Award, given to Pier Paolo Mariotti, Licensed Assembly Supervisor at Eurac Analysis. Pier Paolo has been concerned within the conferences trade for nearly 40 years and has made a big contribution to its development and growth. Amongst others, Pier Paolo performed an important position within the CityDNA Summer time College for 15 years, educating and upskilling near 1,000 newcomers in Europe and South Africa.
Subsequent, the awards regarded forward to the occasion professionals of the long run: Kewalin Suraphanpirosh from Thammasat College in Thailand gained the MPI Basis Pupil Scholarship Award, which celebrates and helps the subsequent era of assembly planners as a part of the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Discussion board Worldwide College Problem. It was becoming that MPI President and CEO Paul Van Deventer offered the award, with MPI main the cost in supporting younger expertise.
One in every of our trade’s most valued abilities is the power to encourage, and it was the obligation of SITE CEO Annette Gregg at hand over the Jane E. Schuldt SITE Grasp Motivator Award to Michael Freedman, Vice President, Conferences & Occasions at Amstar DMC. Throughout Michael’s virtually 15 years with the corporate, Amstar DMC has grown to develop into a go-to answer throughout the numerous locations it serves, choosing up two prestigious SITE Crystal Awards at SITE’s current world convention in New York Metropolis.
The IMEX EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award shines the sunshine on sustainability success achieved via a deliberate concentrate on innovation and artistic considering. Vacation spot Canada gained the hotly contested award, offered by EIC’s CEO Amy Calvert to Virginie De Visscher, Senior Director of Enterprise Occasions at Vacation spot Canada for its Canadian Enterprise Occasions Sustainability Plan. This primary of its type nationwide program embodies SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Targets) and is paving the way in which towards financial, social and environmental sustainability for tourism and enterprise occasions.
The Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Awards, named in tribute to the previous IMEX Managing Director, had been a becoming climax to the dinner. 4 excellent people had been acknowledged for his or her long-term dedication to the trade and for pushing boundaries round innovation.
The 2023 roll name is:
- Ulrike Von Arnold, Deputy Director, Vienna Conference Bureau
- David Kliman, Founder and President, The Kliman Group
- Mary Casey, Enterprise Vice President, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing, Maritz International Occasions
- Tatsuo Arai, Managing Director Company Workplace, MCI Japan – Japan Conference Companies
Carina Bauer, IMEX Group CEO, stated: “The wonderful roster of Academy Award winners exhibits the sheer breadth of expertise, innovation and professionalism that our trade is famend for. An enormous congratulations to everybody championed ultimately evening’s Gala Dinner and what a solution to launch into the fourth and closing day of IMEX Frankfurt.”
Gala dinner sponsors are: Tune Division (dwell music) and Cvent (occasion registration software program supplier).
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