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    PCMA Names Meetings Executive of the Year

      Patrizia Semprebene Buongiorno, vice president, AIM Group International, received the 2022 PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year award. The award is presented annually at the IMEX Frankfurt Gala Dinner. The Meetings Executive of the Year award recognizes a business events strategist who has demonstrated a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry. Noting her initiative and volunteerism, Sherrif Karamat, PCMA’s president and CEO, called Buongiorno a “fearless leader with a drive for…

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    Air Canada Wins Top Travel Honours

      Air Canada won five honours in a series of awards for excellence in leisure and lifestyle travel, and the best of family travel. The carrier was voted by readers of FXExpress Publications’ well-regarded travel magazine, Global Traveler and its sister publication WhereverFamily for the following accolades: Leisure Lifestyle Awards Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment for the fourth consecutive year. Best Premium Economy Class for the fourth consecutive year. Best Airline for Onboard Menu – Air Canada Business Class. Family Travel Awards Best Family-Friendly…

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    Whistler Home to Canada’s Best Ski Hotel

      The World Ski Awards announced its 2021 winners, with Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside earning the prestigious title of Canada’s Best Ski Hotel for the ninth year in a row. The World Ski Awards is the premier awards program in global ski tourism. Each year, hundreds of thousands of travel professionals, skiers, hotel guests and media cast their votes for their favorite ski destinations and brands, with national categories including Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Best Ski…

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  • Submissions Now Open for EIC Global Recognition Awards

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) is now accepting submissions for its Global Recognition Awards. Held annually, the awards honour event professionals from all levels and areas for their exemplary achievements within the global business events Industry. There are four awards categories this year: Hall of Leaders, Social Impact, Adaptation and Innovation, and Pacesetter. The Hall of Leaders Award recognizes lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector. The Social Impact Award recognizes…

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  • ILEA Recognizes Outstanding Contributions with Awards Program

    The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has announced the recipients of its Volunteer Awards, which honour ILEA members who have made invaluable contributions to the association and live events industry. “Over this past year, we’ve seen how incredibly strong and resilient ILEA’s community of volunteers is,” says ILEA International president, Dana Macaulay. Award winners were honoured at ILEA’s 2021 annual general meeting July 28. At this time, the association also presented Spirit of Excellence Awards to members who have exemplified…

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  • Winners of Canadian Event Awards Announced

    Event professionals from across Canada tuned in to watch the Canadian Event Awards July 7, while many others attended smaller viewing parties in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. Hosted by Jian and Page Magen in Toronto, and Dustin Westling and Lynn Fletcher in Calgary, this year’s gala was more than a celebration — it was a night filled with powerful stories and an opportunity to reconnect as an industry and get inspired for Canada’s reopening of live events. The event was…

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  • World MICE Awards Nominees Unveiled

    World MICE Awards, the global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) tourism, has unveiled the nominees for its 2021 programme. Nominees cover the spectrum of the global MICE industry, ranging from small companies and start-ups to global brands. The full list of nominees can be viewed here. Voting for the World MICE Awards 2021 programme opens on June 9, 2021, and runs until September 14, 2021. Industry professionals, the media, and consumers are…

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  • Winners of VEI’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Awards Announced

    Event professionals from around the world tuned in to watch the Virtual Events Institute’s (VEI) first-ever Virtual and Hybrid Events Awards on April 22. Broadcasted from ExCeL London and Anna Valley’s hybrid event studio, accolades were presented across 15 categories. Awards’ entries were judged by a panel of 47 industry leaders, comprised of a diverse mix of corporations, associations, exhibition organizers and agencies. The judges came together for a combined total of 200-plus hours to determine the winners, runners-up and…

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  • ILEA Expands Categories for Annual Esprit Awards

    Submissions are now open for the 2021 ILEA Esprit Awards. Held annually by the International Live Events Association (ILEA), the awards program recognizes exceptional individual and organizational achievements from many facets of the events industry. This year, the awards are open to the entire events community and include five new categories that celebrate unique accomplishments in 2020: best corporate social responsibility; best diversity, equity and inclusion initiative; best hybrid event; best industry adaptation; and best virtual event. In total, there…

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    Event Tech Awards Honour 2020 Winners

    Konduko was the big winner at this year’s Event Technology Awards (ETA), receiving three for Best Use of Technology for Engagement and Interaction (B2B), Best Use of Wireless Technology and Best Exhibition Technology. The global provider of Kontactless Smart Event technologies made the shortlist in four categories. A total of 25 awards were ‘handed out,’ with event management software specialist Shocklogic selected as the people’s choice for Favourite Event Technology Supplier. Bizzabo and Brella received silver and bronze, respectively, in…

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