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Kenes Group has reaffirmed its leadership and excellence in the meetings and events sector with an accolade in the Eventex Awards 2024 category of Agencies, becoming the only Professional Conference Organiser to receive such an award in this track.

The entry “Kenes Group: The Leading World-Class PCO”, received an outstanding score from the jury for its Concept, Creativity and Innovation, and Achievements and Results.

One of the juries, President 2018 SITE Global, President & CEO of Events In & Out Annamaria Ruffini highlighted the application of Artificial Intelligence in the organisation of Kenes Group top-tier, international congresses.

In the entry, Kenes Group CEO Ori Lahav emphasised the relevance of the global team in delivering excellence: “When companies speak capital, we speak about human capital and this is what we have, this is our meaning and the value we bring to the table.” Regarding the Gold Medal, Ori said: “We are beyond proud to receive this recognition, which is a result of six decades of experience in the field combined with a mindset of innovating; furthermore, this Award is a confirmation of our high standards and a motivation for Kenes to continue pioneering knowledge exchange.”

In the meantime, the Sustainability Dream Team at Kenes Group also received a Gold Medal, recognising the dedication of volunteers within the company who are supporting its Sustainability efforts.

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the European Society for Peadiatric Infectious Diseases, was awarded a Silver Medal for the successful implementation of the waste management and carbon emissions measurement pilot project, and the in-house marketing agency of Kenes Group received its first-ever award, a Bronze Medal.

About Eventex Awards 2024

Eventex Awards 2024 received a massive 1207 entries from 62 countries and 6 continents — a first in the awards’ history. It’s truly an honour to be recognised and awarded among so many remarkable events and projects from all over the world.

“This edition of Eventex Awards has seen a record-breaking number of entries, as well as record-breaking creativity and innovation — the industry is truly back with a bang. We have undoubtedly been wowed by outstanding events and experiences, ground-breaking technology and suppliers, as well as breathtaking venues. Winning an Eventex award is worth celebrating, so personally and on behalf of the whole Eventex team I would like to congratulate the leading world-class PCO Kenes Group n this truly remarkable success.”, comments Ovanes Ovanessian, Co-founder of Eventex Awards.

The full list of winners is available here.

Founded in 2009 to celebrate creativity, innovation, and effectiveness, today Eventex Awards is the most esteemed accolade in the world of events and experiential marketing. Every year the competition highlights the best agencies, events, tech, and venues from the world of events.


For more information contact:

Estefanía Zárate Angarita
Kenes Group Media & Communications Manager

About Kenes Group 

Kenes Group are passionate about delivering superior, world-class conferences. We harness the power of community, strengthening association brands through unforgettable experiences – fostering change, inspiring members, educating, and improving societies’ business performance. Over fifty years of knowledge and market expertise have led Kenes Group to the forefront of global association and conference management (AMC & PCO). We bring the accrued confidence that comes from hosting more than 4,200 conferences around the globe online and in-person, for over 220,000 participants a year. Founded in Tel Aviv in 1965, and headquartered in Geneva, Kenes Group is the only global PCO and AMC dedicated to medical and scientific events. The company boasts a team of over 350 professionals, in 18 locations on four continents, and more than 100 long-term clients.