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
Photo: © IBTM World
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