PCMA awarded David Williams, the Executive Director of International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), the Global Executive of the Year Award last week at IMEX in Frankfurt.
The award, presented annually, celebrates meeting executives who demonstrate a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry.
“David is a proven leader in the industry, his winning of the award is justified by the energy and enthusiasm he brings and his will and desire to continuously move this industry forward especially in the global arena,” said Sherrif Karamat, CAE and Chief Operating Officer, PCMA.
Williams has successfully executed meetings across the globe, including locations such as Nigeria, Colombia, South Korea, Turkey and Uruguay. He has pushed IAEE meetings to new heights, expanding chapter involvement globally and increasing the amount of international conferences from one per year to between four and six per year.
As a past member of the PCMA Board of Directors and current PCMA Education Foundation Board of Trustees member, he continues to push the organisation to grow its global meetings and education, and had a vital role in PCMA’s involvement with IMEX.
The award was presented for the second consecutive year at the Gala Dinner held in Frankfurt during IMEX. The inaugural award was presented in 2012 to Ping He, Director Global Sourcing and Partner Relations, Experient in conjunction with IMEX's 10th anniversary.