Ovation Global DMC Announces Best Industry Influencers 2019 at Imex America



Geneva – September 10, 2019. Ovation Global DMC is pleased to announce the winners of the Ovation wOw Awards 2019. The goal of this recognition is to select individuals, institutions or organisations whose passion, talent and expertise made the greatest contribution to the development and advancement of the MICE industry worldwide. This is the second edition of the prize. Winners were unveiled at the awards ceremony which took place at IMEX America, Ovation Global DMC booth, Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas.


Ovation wOw Awards 2019


The champions are:


In category wOw of the wOws: Natalia Bayona (Spain) – Senior Expert on innovation and Digital Transformation – World Tourism Organization


In category Leading Event Partner: Cvent (USA);


In category Leading Destination Partner: Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (Switzerland).


All MICE professionals from around the world were invited to vote for the winner of the first category – wOw of the wOws 2019 using their business emails. The shortlist of candidates was proposed by an international judging panel consisting of Ovation Global DMC’s leadership and senior managers.


Voting for the Leading Event Partner 2019 and Leading Destination Partner 2019 categories was performed only by employees of Ovation Global DMC and other MCI Group companies.


Cathie Cusin, Global Vice President Meetings, Events & Destination Management for MCI Group noted: “The Ovation wOw Awards are a perfect example of collaboration and community between the roles in the industry. We are pleased to be in a position to reward these excellent professionals and partners; we congratulate the awardees and look forward to their continued contributions to the future of the MICE Industry.”


Rutger Hoorn, Vice–President of Global Sales for Ovation Global DMC, noted: “This second edition of the Ovation wOw awards has been another great success for the industry as a whole. We are thrilled that so many event professionals casted their votes to recognize key people and organizations. People make the difference in our world. Congratulations to the Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, CVENT and of course Natalia Bayona.”


Discover more information about the Ovation wOw Awards 2019 at Ovation Global DMC website.






For any inquiries please contact:


Germán Inostroza                                                                         

Director of Global Marketing

Ovation Global DMC | HQ                                                                                             


+34 664 229 992


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