TRO and Act live win Grand Prix accolade at ITMA 2002 Awards

The Russell Organisation (TRO) and Act Live scooped the Grand Prix award for its BMW Mini national dealer event at the ITMA 2002 Awards on 1 February. Charles Robinson, chairman of the ITMA Awards judging panel said: “This project broke the traditional car launch mould and combined innovation in venue selection, with an impressive range of logistical and production solutions which clearly delighted the delegates and the client.” The ITMA Awards, held in association with Conference & Incentive Travel magazine, took place at Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel. ITMA Awards 2002 Winners: Grand Prix Award - Sponsored by Conference & Incentive Travel Agencies: The Russell Organisation/ Act Live; Client: BMW GB; Project: Mini National Dealer Launch Best Promotional Communication – Sponsored by the Cannes Convention and Visitors’ Bureau Agency: TMO; Client: Reuters; Project: Feel the Heat Best Use of a Venue’s Facilities – sponsored by Silversea Cruises Agencies: The Russell Organisation/ Act Live; Client: BMW GB Project: Mini National Dealer Launch Best Use of Logistics – sponsored by British Airways Agencies: Imagination/ Maritz; Client: Ford of Europe; Project: My World, My Ford Mondeo Best Conference – sponsored by Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau Agency: The Event Organisation Company; Client: Metropolitan Police Service; Project: Domestic Violence: Enough is Enough Best Incentive – sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board Agency: TFI Group; Client: Siemens Domestic Appliances; Project: Siemens Visionary Promotion Best Product Launch – Sponsored by Kempinski Hotels & Resorts Agencies: The Russell Organisation/ Act Live; Client: BMW GB Project: Mini National Dealer Launch Best Integrated Solution – sponsored by Disneyland Paris Business Solutions Agency: Jack Morton Worldwide; Client: Cable & Wireless Project: Cable & Wireless Programme Best Low Cost Solution – sponsored by JLA Agency: Skybridge Group; Client: Acco UK; Project: Guilbert Field Sales Promotion 2001 Best UK Event – sponsored by Hilton Hotels Agency: The Event Organisation Company; Client: Metropolitan Police Service; Project: Domestic Violence: Enough is Enough Best Overseas Event – sponsored by International Confex Agency: TMO; Client: Reuters; Project: Feel the Heat Automotive – sponsored by the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco Agencies: The Russell Organisation/ Act Live; Client: BMW GB; Project: Mini National Dealer Launch Consumer Products – sponsored by Le Méridien Agency: TFI Group; Client: Siemens Domestic Appliances; Project: Siemens Visionary Promotion Financial – sponsored by Millennium Hotels & Resorts Agency: Jack Morton Worldwide; Client: Europay International; Project: EMF Food, Drinks and Household – sponsored by World Travel Market Agency: Grass Roots Group; Client: KFC; Project: Restaurant Managers’ Conference Health and Pharmaceuticals – sponsored by Maison de la France Agency: Photosound Communications; Client: Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals; Project: Global Neuroscience Summit Information Technology – sponsored by SBM Monte Carlo Agency: P&MM; Client: Man and Machine; Project: Onamission Travel, Leisure & Entertainment - sponsored by Concorde Hotels Agency: McMenemy Hill; Client: EA Sports; Project: FIFA 2002 Press Launch

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