Ovation Global DMC announced the winners of the Ovation wOw Awards 2019 during the IMEX America show in Las Vegas this week. The goal of the recognition, the agency says, is to select individuals, institutions or organisations whose passion, talent and expertise made the greatest contribution to the development and advancement of the MICE industry worldwide. MICE professionals were invited to vote for the wOw category winner from a shortlist of candidates proposed by an international judging panel.
Winners of the second edition of the prizes were unveiled at the agency’s stand at the show at the Sands Expo Convention Center. They were:
- wOw of the wOws category: Natalia Bayona (Spain) – Senior Expert on innovation and Digital Transformation – World Tourism Organisation
- Leading Event Partner: Cvent (USA);
- Leading Destination Partner: Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (Switzerland).
Voting for the Leading Event Partner 2019 and Leading Destination Partner 2019 categories was performed only by employees of Ovation Global DMC and other MCI Group companies.
Rutger Hoorn, Vice–President of Global Sales for Ovation Global DMC, noted: “This second edition of the Ovation wOw awards has been another great success for the industry as a whole. We are thrilled that so many event professionals casted their votes to recognise key people and organisations.”