The International Association of Professional Conference
Organisers’ (IAPCO) Administrator Sarah Storie-Pugh won a lifetime
achievement award at this year’s Association of British Professional Conference Organisers’ (ABPCO) annual conference.
Pugh was joined by Annie Metcalfe of Leeds Met who won the Student Award in recognition of academic excellence and Catrina Foley, from MCI Glasgow, who won the One to Watch award at the event, held in St Paul’s Cathedral 26 January.
Conference News columnist Rob Davidson from Greenwich University was also shortlisted for the lifetime achievement award, along with Conference and Event Services’ Tony Rogers.
Each of the winners was presented with a unique glass piece created by the National Glass Centre of Sunderland, specially commissioned to commemorate these awards in celebration of ABPCO’s 25th anniversary year.
ABPCO Chair Michael Foreman said: “I am delighted to have had the honour of presenting these first ever ABPCO awards on such a momentous occasion as our 25th anniversary celebration.
“ABPCO has always stood for excellence in conferencing and events and the winners of these awards have been recognised for outstanding contributions in their respective categories. We received some excellent nominations for the awards and the winners should be proud of their achievement in receiving this accolade.”
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