Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 awards presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner during IMEX in Frankfurt. High resolution versions of these images can be downloaded from our press images.
For more past winners click here.
The IMEX Academy Awards are presented to individuals who have served the meetings and incentive travel industry exceptionally well.
The IMEX-GMIC Green Awards are jointly run with GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council).
IMEX supports several industry awards that are presented at the Gala Dinner during IMEX in Frankfurt.
Africa and the Middle East winner, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo
Europe Academy Award winner, Erik Bakerman
Asia Pacific winner, Geoff Donaghy
The Americas Academy Award winner, Elliott Ferguson
View previous Academy Award winners, since 2003 below.
Edgar Hirt, Managing Director CCH of Congress Centre Hamburg and President of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC)
Fay Beauchine, former President of Business Loyalty at Aimia
Martin Winter, CEO of Gold Coast Tourism Corporation
Trevor McCartney, General Manager of Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
Pablo Sismanian, Inprotur, Argentina
Jane Vong Holmes, Gaining Edge
David Sands, Uwin Iwin, South Africa
Christian Mutschlechner, Vienna Convention Bureau
Indra Sukirno, Jakarta Convention and Exhibition Bureau.
Gordana Plamenac, National Tourism Organisation Serbia.
Adel Zaki, Egypt Incentives and Events.
Jonathan Walker, Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Airy Garrigosa, Barcelona Convention Bureau.
Samuel Koo, Seoul Convention Bureau
Rick Antonson, Tourism Vancouver
Trudi Wagner, Marriott Hotels
Rick Taylor, The Business Tourism Company
Jon Hutchison, Business Events Sydney
Suprabha Moleeratanond, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
Nik Racic, Croatian Convention Bureau
Yussef Husseiny, Jordan Tourism Board
Greg Ortale, Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Liu Ping, China Star Professional Programs
Eduardo Chaillo, Mexico Tourism Board
Patrick Delaney, Ovation Global DMC
Joseph Sanna, Kenya Tourist Board
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Pieter A Van der Hoeven, PG International Consulting
Jane Schuldt, World Marketing Group
Barbra Albrecht, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau
Angeline Lue, South African Tourism Convention Bureau
Walter Foletti, Expoforce AG
Pierre Heumann, ANAe
Gillian Taylor, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority
Ana Maria Viscalles, Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
Gary Grimmer, Gary Grimmer & Company
Jean Christophe Espinosa, Director of Marketing and Promotion for Brunei Tourism
Gregory Kurdian, founder of Sunbound Bahamas
Alec Gilbert, CEO of Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)
Tatjana Radovic, Congress Manager of the Ljubljana Tourist Board of Slovenia
Bill Fontgivell, Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona
Elhamy Elzayat, Emeco Travel, Cairo
Eduardo Sanovicz, Reed Travel Exhibitions Brazil
Alan Trotter, Conventions & Incentives, New Zealand
Maarten Vanneste, Abbit Meeting Support, Belgium
Peggy Lau, Pacific World, Hong Kong
Jack Munro, Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist Board
Arnaldo Nardone, Radisson Montevideo
Sumaira Isaacs, MCI Dubai, UAE
Rob Spalding, Association Meetings International, UK
Anthony Wong, Asian Overland Services
Anne Wallin Rodven, Oslo Convention Bureau
George Crossland, Africa Reps
Jim Germain, USA Hosts
Commitment to the Community Award winner, Bee Part of the Melipona Community, Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Green Meeting Award winner Greenbuild 2014 International Conference & Expo, U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Exhibitions US
Green Supplier Award winner, Levi’s® Stadium
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MPI Foundation Student Scholarship Award
Karolina Widawska from the University of Silesia
IAPCO Innovation Award
Yoshihito Takahashi, IT Director at Congress Corporation
JMIC’s Unity Award
Anita Pires, Partner at Pires & Associados Assessoria
PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award
Janet Tan-Collis, Chief Executive at East West Planners Pte Ltd
The IAEE International Organiser Award
Edward J. Krause, President & CEO, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc
SITE Master Motivator Award
Carolyn Dow, Managing Director of The Dow Consultancy
The DMAI Destination Marketing Humanitarian Award
Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO of Destination DC
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