Joint Meeting Industry Council

PROFILE & POWER AWARD | THE UNITY AWARD

Profile & Power Award

The JMIC Profile and Power Award was established by the Council as a way of recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the awareness and influence of the Meetings Industry in their respective communities. It is presented annually at a major industry event.

The selection of the Profile and Power Award recipient is made by Council members on the basis of selection criteria that address such areas as industry leadership initiatives, industry presentations and articles and roles in major industry organizations.

If you wish to nominate an individual for the Profile and Power Award, please get in touch with the JMIC contact (see “Contact Us”) and a submission form will be sent to you.

2019 Profile and Power Award Winner | Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer of CCH – Congress Center Hamburg


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Previous Profile and Power Award winners 

2018 Matthias Schultze | GCB, German Convention Bureau

2017 Isabel Bardinet | European Society of Cardiology

2016 Arnaldo Nardone | FIEXPO Political Forum

2015  James Latham  |  Director, The Fred Production Company – Producer, The Iceberg / Business Events World

2014  Roger Kellerman   |  Founder and Publisher, Meetings International

2013  John Greenway  |  former UK Member of Parliament

2012  Steven Hacker  |  former President of the International Association of Exhibits and Events

2011  Eduardo Chaillo  |  Director, Mexico Tourism Board

2010  Geoff Donaghy of AEG Ogden  |  Immediate Past Chair of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA)

2009  MPI Canada Foundation

2008  Tuula Lindberg  |  Managing Director of the Finland Convention Bureau

2007  Conventions BC

2006  Hervé Bosquet  |  Brussels International Tourism & Congress

2005  Martin Lewis  |  CAT Publications UK

 

The Unity Award

The JMIC Unity Award was established as a way of recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the Meetings Industry and the level of professionalism it represents. It is presented annually at the IMEX trade show in Frankfurt during the IMEX Awards Banquet.

The selection of the Unity Award recipient is made by Council members on the basis of selection criteria that address such areas as industry leadership initiatives, industry presentations and articles and roles in major industry organizations.

If you wish to nominate an individual for the Unity Award, please get in touch with the JMIC contact (see “Contact Us”) and a submission form will be sent to you.

2019 Unity Award Winner: Joachim König | Managing Director, Hannover Congress Center

Previous Unity Award winners

2018 Unity Award Winner: Karen Bolinger | CEO, Melbourne Convention Bureau

2017 Unity Award Winner: Ray Bloom | Chairman, IMEX Group

2016 Anita Pires | Director, Pires & Associados Assessoria Ltda

2015  David Peckinpaugh  |  President, Maritz Travel Group

2014  Tom Hulton  |  Director of International Relations, IMEX Group

2013  Michael Hirst  |  Chairman of the Business Visits & Events Partnership in the UK

2012  Airy Garrigosa  |  Director Barcelona Convention Bureau

2011  Luc Maene  |  Director General, International Fertilizer Industry Association and President, Society of Association Executives

2010  Christian Mutschlechner  |  Vienna Convention Bureau

2009  Barbara Maple

2008  Hans Friis  |  Brahler ICS AG

2007  Roger Tondeur  |  President and Founder MCI Group

2006  Luca Favetta  |  SAP

2005  Laure Mouton  |  Executive Director, Palais des Congrès de Paris

2004  Olivier Lépine  |  Director, Biarritz Tourisme

2003  Jorge Castex  |  Managing Director, ICS International Conference Services