Industry Awards

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IMEX supports several industry awards, all presented at the Gala Dinner during IMEX in Frankfurt.

DMAI Destination Leadership Award

This award recognises a destination marketing organisation (DMO) that demonstrates significant leadership and support of its community.  The DMO’s perseverance and efforts serve as a pillar in driving the evolution of the destination; impacting the destination brand to its local community and inbound visitors.  Areas of service may include but are not limited to: advocacy, charitable work, disaster management, ecotourism, education, philanthropy, public policy and voluntourism.  

IAEE International Excellence Award

The IAEE International Excellence Award recognises an individual and/or organisation who has made exceptional strides in creating, launching and managing an international event in the exhibitions and events industry on an international scale. To view the criteria and submit a nomination click here

IAPCO Innovation Award

For the third year running, IAPCO has recognised the innovative talent within its membership. The IAPCO Innovation Award commends the most creative and high-achieving young member of staff of an IAPCO member company. This Award is supported by IMEX. More information here. 

JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council) Unity Award

The JMIC Unity Award recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the meetings industry and the level of professionalism it represents. The selection of the Unity Award recipient is made by council members using selection criteria that address areas such as industry leadership initiatives, industry presentations and articles and roles in major industry organisations. View past winners.

MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award

The Award is given to the winner of the international IMEX-MPI-MCI University Challenge. Students are judged on presentations given at Forums around the world, with the final at IMEX. Winners are sponsored to attend an MPI conference of their choice. View further information here.

PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award

To honour a meeting planner who has demonstrated a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry. This person regularly conducts global meetings and has shown a vast knowledge of important cultural customs, global business norms and has been successful in advancing their organisation’s success.  View the criteria and submit a nomination here.

SITE Master Motivator Award

The SITE Master Motivator Award is presented to a person who holds the highest standard of excellence in creating or executing motivational events. Energy, enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit is evident in all they do. SITE especially honours the Master Motivator for their drive to keep the industry vibrant and our business flourishing. View the criteria and more information here.