IAPCO Driving Excellence – Recognition Award

Too often our suppliers go unrecognised, when in fact they are the fundamental foundation of a successful event. Recognising their service, commitment and delivery is what this award is all about.

Rules of Entry

• The Supplier can be a service provider, a convention centre, or CVB or other provider within the industry; they can be national or international.
• Entries must be nominated by an IAPCO Member
• Entries are limited to one per Member

Submission – Closed (next opens in December)

The nominator should explain
• 50 words – biographical details of the PCO
• 50 words – biographical details of the supplier and their role within the industry
• A 250 word abstract
o The reason for the nomination – the event/case study
o Why this supplier should receive the Award
o What was their particular level of excellence


The IAPCO Council will judge the entries and announce the winner at the Annual Meeting.
Judging will be based upon the written submission of how this Supplier has successfully demonstrated that they provide a high level of quality service to the IAPCO Member and their clients and proof that the level of quality service is of IAPCO standard.

Current Winner – Recognition Award

Athens Convention Bureau

Nominated by IAPCO Member

Previous recipients of the Award

2020 (awarded in 2021) VRtualX GmbH
2020 (awarded in 2020) D&P Architecture de Communication
2018 (awarded in 2019) Gothenburg Convention Bureau
2017 (awarded in 2018) 02 Arena – Bestsport
2015 Société d’Exploitation de l’ACROPOLIS de NICE
2014 Congress Centre Alfândega – Porto
2013 MAGIX Congress Logistics, Santiago
2012 Barcelona Convention Bureau
2011 not awarded
2010 Internationales Congress Centrum ICC Berlin
2009 Teichman Perchig International Ltd
2008 Fiera Milano Congressi
2007 Drukkerij Peters Amsterdam BV
2006 Auditorium Parco della Musica, Italy
2005 Prestige Corporate Travel, Glasgow
2004 Palais des Congrès de Paris, France
2003 AENIT Productions, Amsterdam
2002 Forum Grimaldi, Monaco
2001 EGL, Enrique Gozalbo Latorre
2000 Parthen Meeting Essentials
1999 Monte Carlo Grand Hotel
1999 Teletech Congress Services, Denmark
1998 Gerist SRL, Florence
1998 Sound & Vision AV Ltd
1997 Media Plan, Austria
1997 Perton Signs, UK
1997 Nest Audio Visual Services, Israel
1996 ACS Audiovisual Conference Service, Netherlands
1996 Meridiana Airline, Italy
1995 Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre
1995 Sheraton, Buenos Aires
1994 not awarded
1993 Swissair
1993 Meeting & Congressi, Trade Press, Italy
1993 Phillips Communication and Security Systems