Pablo Sismanian


Geneva, October 17, 2018. Ovation Global DMC is pleased to announce the winners of the Ovation wOw Awards 2018 unveiled at IMEX America. A recognition to the outstanding quality of individuals, institutions or organisations whose passion, talent and expertise made the greatest contributions to the development and advancement of the global MICE industry.


The winners are:


Category: wOw of the wOws

Name: Pablo Sismanian (Meeting Industry Coordinator at INPROTUR Argentina)


Category: Leading Event Partner

Name: RAI – Convention Center Amsterdam


Category: Leading Destination Partner

Name: NBTC Holland Marketing


This campaign, part of the communication for Ovation Global DMC 25-year anniversary, invited MICE professionals from around the world to take part in a voting process using their business emails and select their winner from a list of shortlisted candidates.


Cathie Cusin, Head of Ovation Global DMC noted:

“This is an important milestone for Ovation Global DMC. After the revamp of our brand last year during IMEX America, we are pleased to be in a position to reward these excellent industry professionals and partners”.


In addition, Rutger Hoorn, VicePresident of Global Sales for Ovation Global DMC noted:

“To have the opportunity to recognise key organisations and people across the industry, is all about our strong network and the power of relationships. We feel proud to launch our Ovation wOw Awards supporting the MICE industry as a whole”.


A judging panel consisting of Ovation Global DMC’s directors and senior managers worldwide, chose the nominees for each category based on their expertise and success in the industry.

For more information about the Ovation wOw Awards 2018 and the full list of finalists, please see here.

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