LONDON, UK — Aoife Delaney, director of global sales at Ovation Global DMC, has been honoured by the Convention Industry Council (CIC) with the prestigious Pacesetter Award 2016, it was announced last month.
CIC created the Pacesetter Awards in 2012 to celebrate emerging leaders and industry supporters. Rather than spanning a lifetime of achievements, the Pacesetter Awards recognizes individuals whose recent accomplishments chart a course for where the industry is today, to where it is headed. This criterion makes Delaney an obvious choice for the Pacesetter Award. In 2017, she will become Site Global’s youngest-ever president.
The Pacesetter Award will be presented on Oct. 18 during a cocktail reception and ceremony on the first evening of IMEX America 2016. This event will also see CIC induct five industry pioneers into its Hall of Leaders, and amongst this group will be Delaney’s father, Patrick.
“CIC is excited to announce the latest exceptional class of Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards inductees. This event is truly a unique and extraordinary evening honouring iconic leaders and future stars,” said Karen Kotowski, CEO of the CIC. “We look forward to celebrating their unique talents and contributions and are excited to continue to do so in collaboration with IMEX America’s growing success.”
Ovation Global DMC is a network of destination management companies offering best-in-class DMC services to associations, corporations and agencies at over 100 locations across five continents. With its network of strategic partners and its alliance with the DMC Network, Ovation offers services in all major meetings destinations globally.