The collaboration of 26 partners across Australia and globally has won the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Driving Excellence Award for Collaboration for delivering ‘The Turn of Events; Bringing Business Events Back’.
Arinex CEO Nicole Walker accepted the award which was announced at IBTM World Virtual.
The Turn of Events; Bringing Business Events Back was delivered at a critical time to showcase COVIDSafe readiness and virtual technology.
The collaboration provided a hands-on learning experience for clients and event planners to attend the first hub and spoke industry event across six cities in Australia and live streamed globally.
Supported by Business Events Council of Australia and AIM Group International, the event paved the way for other associations to follow suit.
“We were overwhelmed by the support of a crippling sector to not only assist and back the event, but each made significant financial contribution during the most difficult of times for the benefit of the whole sector. We have been privileged to be part of this group,” said Walker.
“This award is timely given its international prominence to align with the global Tourism Australia campaigns which highlight Australia’s strength in safety, sustainability, wide open landscapes, extraordinary adventures and the ability to work together.”