ABPCO today announces that it plans to launch a new set of special awards at the gala dinner of its forthcoming 25th anniversary annual conference in London, January 25-27th 2012. The awards represent an important element of the celebrations planned by the Association for its 25th anniversary next year, with a series of other special announcements lined up throughout the calendar. ABPCO is now calling for nominations, which close on January 11th, 2012.
The Awards will recognise ‘outstanding contribution to the professionalisation and achievement of excellence in the Conference and Events industry’.
The award categories are as follows:
ABPCO Award for Academic Achievement in Event Management Studies
Awarded to a student who has, through their academic work, provided further research or insight into our industry. Or through a work placement or similar been responsible for innovative or best practice in operational delivery.
ABPCO’s One to Watch
Awarded to an individual who has, through the early years of their career, made a wider contribution to our industry. Or through day-to-day work, been responsible for innovative or best practice in operational delivery.
ABPCO Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to an individual who has, through their own professional practice or their contribution to wider industry, brought about a step-change to the professionalisation and achievement of excellence in our industry. ABPCO Chair Michael Foreman, said: “We are thrilled to announce that we will be presenting three special awards to three deserving individuals on the evening of our gala dinner. ABPCO are very excited about the plans for our next annual conference and 2012 is shaping up to be our best conference yet. We would encourage the whole of the conferencing industry to join us on this special occasion and get a taste of the new ABPCO at the dawn of our next 25 years.”
Additional tickets have been made available to extend the event beyond those attending the conference to join the celebrations and mark the start of ABPCO’s Silver Anniversary year. The two-day conference, to be held at the Barbican with the opening social reception hosted by the Ironmongers Hall, will be themed ’25 years: Past, Present & Future’ and will celebrate ABPCO’s long-standing history of excellence in the conferencing sector as well as looking to the future of the industry.
Further information about how to nominate and details of the conference are available on the ABPCO website and at <http://www.shocklogic.com/ABPCO2012> www.shocklogic.com/ABPCO2012.