MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition will take place on 21st-22nd of September at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Following the inaugural Asia Pacific MICE Awards Ceremony last year, Asia Pacific MICE Awards 2016 nomination is open today. The awards recognise excellence within the Events Industry and acknowledge those who are paying a defining role in supporting, growing and moving the industry forwards. All companies entering will receive branding and advertising as a result.
By entering for an Award the nominees will receive exposure of their award entry and involvement in the event industry to the panel. All winners will be presented with a prestigious trophy and will have the opportunity to give an acceptance speech to the international audience of hundreds of event professionals and they will be able to cement their position as industry leaders. A panel of 15 leading event professionals and organisers from throughout the Asia Pacific region are chosen to be the judges for the awards.
The judging panel for 2015 consisted of Roger Simons, Group Sustainability Manager of MCI Group, Professor David L. Jones Ph.D, Professor and Program Director of Hospitality Business, Singapore Institute of Technology, Mr. Stuart Bailey, General Manager of Diversified Communications Hong Kong, Mr. Kim Waddoup, CEO of Moscow MI CE International Forum, Mr. Peter Stewart, Global President of International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Ms. Leanne Constantino,Managing Director of Forum Group Events, Ms. Linda P Gaunt, CEO of Meetings & Events Australia, Mr. Orly Ballesteros, Board of Director of Tourism Congress of Philippines, Ms. Sue Toomey, Director – Events &Conference Asia Pacific, The Economist, Mr. Prasant Saha, Chairman of CIM Global, Ms. Esther Smith, Managing Director – Singapore, IQPC, Mr. Simon Mellor, President – Middle East & Asia, DMG Events and Mr. Paul Wan, Managing Director – Singapore, UBM Asia.
Four Awards categories are open for nomination now—Event Technology, Event Venue, Travel Soluation & Provider and Event Organiser in which Event Technology categories are newly lauched this year as its role in MICE industry is getting more and more essential. The Awards Ceremony and networking evening will take place after day one of the exhibition and will feature live entertainment acts, cocktail party and networking.