THA wins Platinum Award at ITMA Awards

Thomas Hannah Associates (THA) UK and DNA Productions swept the board at last Friday’s 2006 ITMA Awards ceremony, winning eight awards in total including the coveted Platinum Award for best overall event. THA won the Platinum Award for its Jeep Cherokee International press launch for client DaimlerChrysler International, which also took gold for best product launch, best long-haul overseas event and the Automotive, Aerospace & Marine category. DNA Productions took four golds for three separate events, winning categories Best UK Event; Media and Entertainment, Travel and Leisure; Best Overseas Event (Short Haul); and Consumer Durables and Technology, beating such perennial winners as Grass Roots and P&.MM. At the same ceremony former BI Worldwide chairman David Hackett was honoured with the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award for his 32 years in the industry. In a speech, Eventia chairman Nigel Cooper confirmed that merged associations the ITMA and CEA will continue to hold their own awards ceremonies next year, with an ITM Awards focusing solely on overseas events and the CEA awards recognising events taking place in the UK. Winners: Platinum Award - sponsored by C&IT magazine THA (UK) for DaimlerChrysler International for Jeep Cherokee International press launch Best Promotional Communication – sponsored by Copenhagen/Øresund Grass Roots Group for Nissan Motor (GB) for Out of Africa Best Use of a Venue’s Facilities – sponsored by Luxury Travel magazine Rodber Thorneycroft for NEFF for NEFF Evolution Best Use of Logistics – sponsored by Blitz P&MM for Land Rover for The Range Rover for 2006 and Range Rover Sport dealer principal, dealer training and US programmes Best Conference – sponsored by The Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau P&MM for Belron for BWC 2004 Best Travel Incentive (UK and Short Haul) – sponsored by the Langham Hotel London Euro RSCG Skybridge for Land Rover UK for Elements in Budapest Best Travel Incentive (Long Haul) – sponsored by Oman Tourist Office, UK and Ireland The Grass Roots Group for Caterpillar for Discovery Best Product Launch – sponsored by The Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort THA (UK) for DaimlerChrysler International for Jeep Cherokee International press launch Best Integrated Solution – sponsored by Disneyland Resort Paris Business Solutions River Marketing for Mercedes-Benz for Allstars Best UK Event – sponsored by JLA DNA Productions for Elton John AIDS Foundation for White Tie & Tiara Ball Best Overseas Event (Short Haul) – sponsored by International Confex DNA Productions for Chopard for Trophée Chopard and La Fête Noir at the 58th Cannes Film Festival Best Overseas Event (Long Haul) – sponsored by InterContinental Hotels Group THA (UK) for DaimlerChrysler International for Jeep Cherokee International press launch Best Public Event – sponsored by Battersea Park Events Arena Mice International for The Royal Navy for Son et Lumière Automotive, Aerospace & Marine – sponsored by The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco THA (UK) for DaimlerChrysler International for Jeep Cherokee International press launch FMCG & Healthcare – sponsored by Maison de la France Spring Partnerships for GE Healthcare for Protein Separations and Discovery Systems global sales conference Financial and Business Services – sponsored by Sodexho Prestige Legal Week Events for Legal Week for Private Client Legal Forum Corporate Government, Retail & Utilities – sponsored by Silversea Cruises Projectlink Motivation for MFI for Operation Winterstorm Media & Entertainment, Travel & Leisure – sponsored by World Travel Market DNA Productions for Campaign for Campaign Press Awards Consumer Durables and Technology – sponsored by Concorde Hotels & Resorts Joint gold - The George P. Johnson Company for Cisco Systems for Taking Cisco Networkers to the Next Level Joint gold – DNA Productions for Chopard for Trophée Chopard and La Fête Noir at the 58th Cannes Film Festival

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