The Academy Award for Europe was presented to Henrik von Arnold, an adviser and consultant to the meeting industry who runs his own company based in Vienna. Von Arnold is a former director of Göteborg Convention Bureau and has acted as chairman of the Scandinavian Chapter of ICCA.
The Academy Award for the Africa Middle East region was presented to Glen Byrom, founder of Twiice DMC Victoria Falls & Chobe DMC.
The winner of the Academy Award for the Asia Pacific region was Rajeev Kohli, chairman and managing director of Creative Travel.
Judy Henrich, director of recruitment and industry relations for Global Cynergies, won the Academy Award for the Americas.
The Academy Award for Special Services was won by Amy Spatrisano, CMP, for her services to the ‘greening’ of the meetings industry. Amy is former principal with MeetGreen, co-founder of the Green Meeting Industry Council, and chair of the APEX Green Meeting Practice Panel.
Winners of the Industry Awards included:
The JMIC Unity Award 2014: David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel Company and Experient
IAPCO Innovation Award: Andrew Dergousoffn, director of virtual conferences at International Conference Services Ltd
PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year: Pieter Barend Francois Swart, managing director and founder of Conference Consultancy South Africa
IAEE International Organiser Award: Edward Liu, managing director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services
Site Master Motivator Award: Joost de Mayer, chairman and CEO of First Incentive Travel
DMAI Destination Marketing Humanitarian Award: Johannesburg Tourism
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