Arinex, Australia and their collaborating partners (Business Events Perth, AIM Group International and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Winners were announced at the IBTM World Virtual Awards Ceremony.
Ori Lahav, IAPCO President and VP Client & Operations, Kenes Group said: “2020! What a year…The PCO year of innovation, collaboration, resilience, adaptation and forward-thinking. It is time for us to celebrate the triumphs, despite the still challenging climate.
“The winners demonstrated the power of collaboration, where partners and supporters came together for the good of the business events industry to deliver one of the first and largest business events industry hub and spoke events since the COVID19 pandemic: The Turn of Events; Bringing Business Events Back.
“The goodwill and inspiration provided as a collective to event planners and clients supported the announcement of $50 million being provided by the Australian Government to kickstart the industry.”
Nicole Walker, CEO, Arinex said: “We were overwhelmed by the support of a crippling sector to not only assist and back the event, but each made significant financial contribution during the most difficult of times for the benefit of the whole sector. We have been privileged to be part of this group. This award is timely given its international prominence to align with the global Tourism Australia international campaigns which highlight Australia’s strength in safety, sustainability, wide open landscapes, extraordinary adventures and the ability to work together. We look forward to welcoming international business events back to Australia.”
- ICMS, Australia with the Australian Society of Antimicrobials
- Arinex, Australia with Business Events Perth
- Conference Partners International with Glasgow Convention Bureau
K.I.T. Group + KW Conferences
Presented at IBTM Leaders’ Summit.
K.I.T. Group and KW Conferences got together to deliver the 44th ISPAD conference in Hyderabad, India. Core PCO K.I.T. Group needed to find a reliable local partner – an IAPCO quality accredited PCO. KW Conferences was the immediate choice to overcome a number of challenges to be faced, such as operating licences, conference visa applications, financial regulations, receiving registrations in local currencies etc.
Mathias Posch, IAPCO President said: “The applications for the IAPCO Collaboration Award this year were exceptional. However, the judging committee all agreed that IAPCO Accredited members K.I.T. Group and KW Conferences highlighted the importance of trusted partners when delivering core contract events. This collaboration displays the value of the IAPCO network, where member companies communicate, exchange knowledge and work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.”
Jocelyne Mülli, CEO of K.I.T. Group GmbH, Germany, collected the award on behalf of K.I.T. Group and KW Conferences, India, as the collaborating partners. In a joint statement, both partners say: “It’s been a true pleasure to bring our teams together to work towards a common goal. The ISPAD 2018 Conference in Hyderabad has shown that two PCOs can work on the same project by sharing their know-how without competing, faithful to K.I.T. Group’s motto ‘Synergy & Competence’ and KWC’s vision of ‘Empowering Collaboration.”
- MCI Middle East and the IFSO, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
- Japan Convention Services, Inc, the International Gastric Cancer Association, and the Korean Society for Gastric Cancer
- MCI The Netherlands, MCI UK and One Young World
- AIM Group International and JPdL International
Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (IMC)
Announced at the IBTM Leaders Summit, the award entry emphasized the importance of a collaborative approach between the PCO, client and all the sponsors and stakeholders that had excellent results.
Simon Ringer, Chair of IMC19 said: “This meeting is a highly technical meeting and the technical performance is up there with anything we care to mention. The industry has shown up in droves. We’ve had record-breaking [sponsorship and exhibition] numbers and of course, the collaboration has been deeply impactful.”
Mathias Posch, President of IAPCO said: “We are delighted to present the Collaboration award to Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society. Their application highlighted one of the many benefits of working with a PCO – the 360 approaches to solving challenges using solid expertise and going above and beyond congress delivery.”
- OIC Group, Italy and Firenze Convention Bureau
- MCI Group Brazil and ABDID, Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industries