awards

Kenya wins big at World Travel Awards

Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, while The Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) has been awarded Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference destination at this year’s 26th Annual World Travel Awards (WTA). “We are honoured to receive these awards. The awards truly attest to the fact that Nairobi and KICC offers the best MICE experience in the region,”...

Winners announced for Event Photography Awards 2019

The winners of the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2019 (EPAs) were unveiled on 14 May at a highly enjoyable awards evening at No.4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair, London. Now in its sixth year, the EPAs was founded by Philip Atkins, managing director of staffing agency, Off To Work, and this year’s sold-out awards event saw some 250 guests viewing nearly 100 shortlisted photographs across 12 cate...

Agency Iconify launches dedicated to awards campaigns

Event industry veteran Simon Burton has launched a new agency dedicated to awards and awards campaigns. Iconify starts with three projects in its portfolio: Charity Film Awards, Young Guns (an emerging art awards) and World Exhibition Stand Awards (a joint venture with Mash Media). Two more launches, World Sports Photography Awards and Blockbusters (the International Blockchain Awards) are planned...

Mash Media announces the Event Lanyard Awards

(This story was published 1 April 2019)   Following on from the success of the Event Production Awards, CN Agency Awards and EN Awards, Mash Media announces today a new addition to its prestigious awards portfolio: The Event Lanyard Awards. The ELAs will celebrate an oft-overlooked area of the events industry – the lanyard. While nametags are a cornerstone of any serious networking event, man...

Melbourne ambassadors honoured for $95m conference boost

14 Club Melbourne Ambassadors were awarded for securing nine international conferences in 2018, at the Program’s annual awards ceremony, held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). These nine conferences are expected to generate an estimated $95 million in economic impact to the state of Victoria and deliver 63,700 delegate days. Since its inception in 2005, Club Melbourne Ambassado...

Conference News hosts inaugural CN Agency Awards in London

CMW’s sister publication Conference News recently hosted the inaugural CN Agency Awards on Thursday 21 March at London’s Cafe De Paris in Leicester Square. The event was a glamorous celebration recognising the agencies that work behind the scenes of the events industry, no matter their size or specialty. Entertainment on the evening included actors in monkey costumes and cabaret dress,...

Inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show sails onto awards shortlist

With seven months until the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the inaugural edition in 2018 is still generating a buzz after being shortlisted by the Middle East Special Event (MESE) Awards in the Best Consumer Exhibition category. The 2018 show attracted 21,123 attendees, 270 exhibitors and brands from 25 countries, for its maiden voyage at Abu Dhabi National Exhibiti...

A night to honour Brussels Ambassadors

City marketing bureau visit.brussels appointed 18 partners as Ambassadors for the destination on 30 January at a gala evening in the Belgian capital. The 18 new ambassadors received their awards before an audience of 150 that included academics, doctors, European commissioners, university rectors, chairs and directors of international associations established in Brussels, scientists, hospital dire...

CWT M&E and 3M incentive bears fruit with SITE Award

At a ceremony earlier this month in Bangkok, global agency CWT Meetings & Events won the SITE Crystal Award for ‘Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Programme’. Despite the rather long-winded title of the international incentives association’s award, it recognised one of the many incentive programmes around the world ensuring that CSR values and...

2018 PCMA Chairman’s Award goes to…PCMA!

Claire Smith, Chair of PCMA’s Board of Directors, presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award at the Convening Leaders event in Pittsburgh to the association’s own staff, for hard work and dedication. “Last year was exciting, yet challenging, for the organisation as it embarked on a journey of self-reflection and realignment towards achieving our vision,” Smith said. “But PCMA employees persevered and emb...

VisitScotland ‘Legends’ campaign wins ICCA Best Marketing Award

VisitScotland Business Events has won the ICCA Best Marketing Award 2018 for its first-ever digital campaign ‘Scotland. Where ideas become legend’. The win was announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 57th ICCA World in Dubai, 14 November. The two-year digital campaign was launched last November and Rory Archibald, Business Development Manager at VisitScotland Business Events, who made the present...

Vancouver ranked among North America’s top meetings destinations

Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations, according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. The biennial report is based on a survey of nearly 1,000 meeting and convention organisers in North America, evaluating the 40 most popular convention destinations in the US and Canada. The Watkins Report covers topics concerning cit...

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