Robin Lokerman, CEO, Institutional Division of leading pan-European association and event management company MCI, has been awarded the AIME 2006 Industry Person of the…
Robin Lokerman, CEO, Institutional Division of leading pan-European association and event management company MCI, has been awarded the AIME 2006 Industry Person of the Year Award – International. Reed Travel Exhibitions announced the award at a spectacular dinner – Viva AIME Carnivale – at Crown Towers in Melbourne, following the first day of the 14th AsiaPacific Incentives & Meetings Expo.
Paul Kennedy MBE, Group Exhibition Director, Meetings & Incentive Events, Reed Travel Exhibitions said that the award recognised Robin Lokerman’s outstanding contribution to the industry.
“Robin oversees a staff of 130 in MCI offices throughout Europe, Middle East and Singapore. He played a major role in the development of MPI in Europe, with GCI his previous company responsible for the association management of what is the world’s largest professional body in the meetings industry.”
“Robin Lokerman has contributed to the industry over many years and is an accomplished presenter who gives generously of his time in the recognition and development of our industry,” Mr Kennedy said.
The AIME 2006 Industry Person of the Year Award– Asia Pacific – went to Sandra Passaro, Director – Business Tourism, Gold Coast Tourism Corporation, Australia.
“Sandra is the longest standing employee at Gold Coast Tourism and one of the industry founders in attracting meetings and incentive groups to the Gold Coast Region. She has contributed to both the industry within her region and as a whole and is highly regarded in Asia Pacific,” said Rosemarie Sama, AIME Event Director.
The AIME Awards were presented by the Victorian Minister of Tourism and Rosemarie Sama, AIME Event Director.
The AIME 2006 Awards for Stand Design went to:
- Best Single Exhibitor Stand – Flemington – The Event Centre
- Best Multi Exhibitor Stand – Tourism Malaysia
- Most Creative Stand Design – Abu Dhabi
- Best New Exhibitor Stand – Papua New Guinea
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