Take a closer look at the Ovation wOw Award 2018 Winners

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We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Ovation wOw Awards 2018 unveiled at IMEX America in Las Vegas; 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.


Pablo Sismanian


We’re delighted to share with you the 2018 award-winners:


PABLO SISMANIAN – wOw of the wOws


With more than 20 years of experience in the event industry, Pablo has been in charge of Argentina’s participation and development for the MICE Industry.  Since July of 2008, he is the Meeting Industry Coordinator at INPROTUR, where he implemented a Marketing Tourism Plan for Meetings Development what positioned Argentina among the 20 main countries of events in the world ranking of the International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA), where he is a member of the Board of Directors.


He has received numerous international awards and recognitions, such as the IMEX Academy Awards for The Americas, the Kevin Forde Spirit Award of SITE– and more recently, the Ovation wOw of the wOws for his dedicated work and leadership, which placed Argentina as world-class international destination in the meetings industry.


Pablo Sismanian Awards





A place that brings people together in a physical and virtual world, RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre creates the ideal conditions for inspiring meeting in and create strong ties.

Since its first exhibition in 1895, RAI Amsterdam has grown into a leading international exhibition and conference organization, uniting different worlds, people and markets for more than a century, both at home and abroad.


Every year, they facilitate well over 50 international conferences, 70 exhibitions and shows, events and over a thousand smaller conferences, presentations and meetings which are attended by more than 1.6 million visitors.


Even you can take a virtual tour to know more about RAI Amsterdam.







Destination promotion is an important tool for putting a place on the international and national map, and NBTC Holland Marketing gives his hearth and energies to this task.

NBTC is responsible for branding and marketing the Netherlands nationally and internationally. Using the ‘Holland’ brand, NBTC puts the country on the map as an attractive destination for holidays, business meetings and conventions.


To market ‘Holland’, NBTC uses a cooperation model that unites public and private partners. Working alongside their partners, they cultivate countries and regions that supply the most visitors to the Netherlands. Based on this philosophy, NBTC is active in Europe, North America, Asia and South America (Brazil).



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 selecting their winner from a list of shortlisted candidates whose passion, talent and expertise made the greatest contributions to the development and advancement of the global MICE industry.


Thanks to everyone who participated and supported the MICE industry!  See you in the next Ovation wOw Awards.


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