PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award


This award honors a business events strategist who has demonstrated commitment, vision, and passion to the advancement and education of the global meetings industry. This individual regularly conducts global meetings and has shown a vast knowledge of important cultural customs and global business norms, while advancing their organization’s success. The award is presented annually at the IMEX Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, Germany.


Ben Goedegebuure, Global General Manager – EMEA, Maritz Global Events

Ben Goedegebuure leads by example. Throughout his career Ben has worked across all business event disciplines; consistently chartering new trails and innovating how business is conducted.

Sherrif Karamat, President & CEO, PCMA


Eligibility Requirements:
The nominee must currently be, or have been, working as a Business Events Strategist within the last three years. We classify Business Events Strategist’s as individuals who spend 51% or more of their time on planning and organizing meetings.

Upon completion of the nomination, PCMA will alert the nominee that they have been submitted for this award.

Please contact Laura Malone +1.312.423.7293 or at lmalone@pcma.org.

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