IAPCO Driving Excellence – Collaboration Award, supported by IBTM Events
Collaboration is key to all that IAPCO believes. Behind each successful event is a solid and dependable partnership that seeks to deliver excellence. The IAPCO Collaboration Award celebrates these partnerships.
Rules of Entry
The collaboration is between an IAPCO member and another industry partner be it a destination, an association or client, a convention centre, a supplier or any other stakeholder
The collaboration can relate to:
• A bid
• A congress
• A long-term working relationship
• Entries must be nominated by an IAPCO Member
• Entries are limited to one per Member
• glass trophy, presented at IBTM, given to both parties of the Collaboration
• IAPCO education vouchers to both parties
• plaques given to all shortlisted
• 2 tickets to IBTM Leaders’ Summit for those shortlisted
• speaking slot at following Annual Meeting for the winning Member (not the partner)
Using the online form located within the IAPCO Member Dashboard – the submission needs to include:
• 50 words – biographical details of the PCO
• 50 words – biographical details of the partner
• A 250-500 word abstract of the collaboration within the following categories:
– The reason for the collaboration – The case study
– The solution
– The outcomes
The IAPCO Council will judge the entries, based on the written submission noting the degree and complexity of the collaboration, along with any long-term outcomes. Those shortlisted will be invited to attend the IBTM Leaders’ Summit (2 tickets per entry) where the winner will be announced (travel and accommodation at own cost).
Arinex, Australia and their collaborating partners, Business Events Perth, AIM Group International and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre were announced as the winners of the IAPCO Driving Excellence – Collaboration Award during 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 replied “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.”
IAPCO received a record number of high quality submissions for the award in 2020. These submissions were shortlisted to the following finalists:
ICMS, Australia with the Australian Society of Antimicrobials
Arinex, Australia with Business Events Perth
Conference Partners International with Glasgow Convention Bureau
Ori, closed the awards ceremony by recognising all of the hard work of the IAPCO members in what has been a challenging year. As well as, sincerely thanking IBTM Events for their continued support of the award and IAPCO Activities.