Nomination Form

Supported by IMEX 

In its 11th year, the 2024 IAPCO Innovation Award recognises and celebrates  organisations that are at the forefront of innovation, helping to raise the standards of professionalism across the meetings industry. 
Finding creative solutions to overcome the frequent challenges encountered when organising an international congress is a day-to-day occurrence. The Innovation Award recognises those who use their initiative to find innovative solutions to overcome these challenges. 

Nominations are open until 15th March 2024 for events that took place in 2023. 

Criteria/ Rules of Entry 
  1. Any individual engaged as a full-time employee of an IAPCO Member is eligible to be nominated. 
  2. Entries are limited to one nomination per IAPCO Member Company, but any staff member, whether from a Member Company or a registered Member Office, is eligible.  
  3. The submission should be for an event that took place in 2023. 
The submission needs to include: 
50 words – biographical details of the individual nominee 
50 words – biographical details of the PCO Member 
50 words – about the event (if applicable to an event) 
250-500 words - abstract describing the use of innovation
  • Outline of the challenge 
  • The approach and solution to the challenge 
  • The outcome 
The IAPCO Council will judge the entries, based on the written submission noting the degree and complexity of the challenge and the outcome of the innovation. 
The winner will receive two tickets to attend the IMEX Frankfurt Gala Evening where the winner will be announced. 

The Award Winner  
Innovation Award presented to the individual winner on behalf of their company at the IMEX gala evening in Frankfurt 

  • Complimentary registration for the winning individual to attend the IAPCO Annual Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan in 2025.
  • Use of the Innovation Award logo on email signature, stationery, biographical details/cv. 

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* 1. Submission

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* 2. Biographical Details of Individual being nominated [50 words]

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* 3. Biographical Details of the PCO company [50 words]

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* 4. Details about the event (if applicable to an event)  [50 words]

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* 5. 250-500 word abstract detailing the creating solution within the following following categories
Outlining the challenge
The approach and solution to the challenge
The outcome

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* 6. Graphics to Support the Submission

please send up to 3 graphics if you wish to

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I wish to submit graphics to support this nomination

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* 7. Authorisation