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ISES Announces 2013 Esprit Award Winners


Canadian event planners were big winners at this year’s International Special Events Society (ISES) Esprit Awards. In total, this country’s event specialists garnered 30 nominations and 11 wins.

The ISES Esprit Awards are special events industry honors that feature competition within designated categories. The winners were announced and recognized by their peers at the annual ISES Esprit Awards Ceremony during ISES Live® 2013 at the Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Canadian winners and nominations are:

Category: Best Event Solution

Category: Best Industry Contribution

Category: Best Entertainment Production Budget Under $25,000 

  • Steampunk – Yesterday’s Future (NOMINATED) – Carolyn Luscombe, CSEM, CSEP, CMP, Eclectic Events International, www.eclecticeventsintl.com   

Category: Best Entertainment Production Budget Over $75,000  

  • The Night That Never Ends (WINNER) –  Debbie Meyers-Shock, CSEP, BRAVO! Productions Entertainment, Inc., www.bravoentertainment.com and Jocelyn Flanagan, CSEP, e=mc2 events, www.emc2events.com
  • The Book Lover’s Ball (NOMINATED) –  Hala Bissada, CFRE, Hala Events & Communications Inc., www.halainc.com

Category: Best Event Design-Décor Budget Under $25,000  

Category: Best Event Design-Décor Budget $25,000 – $75,000 

Category: Best Event Design-Décor Budget Over $75,000 

Category: Best Event Photography 

  • Scotiabank 100th Grey Cup Gala “MOMENTS” (NOMINATED)  – Stephanie Leblond, Leblond Studio Inc., www.leblondstudio.com   

Category: Best Corporate Event Budget Under $75,000 

Category: Best Corporate Event Budget $75,000 – $200,000 

 Category: Best Corporate Event Budget Over $200,000 

  • Scotiabank 100th Grey Cup Gala (NOMINATED) – Ken Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM, CEC, POP Kollaborative Inc., www.POPHASAWEBSITE.com

 Category: Best Meeting/Conference Program Budget Over $250,000 

 Category: Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization Under $75,000 

  • Steampunk – Yesterday’s Future (NOMINATED) – Carolyn Luscombe CSEM, CSEP, CMP, Eclectic Events International, www.eclecticeventsintl.com and Julie Danaylov, CSEP, A2D2~ Aerial Dance Cirque Co., www.a2d2.ca

 Category: Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization $75,000 – $200,000 

 Category: Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization Over $200,000

  • The Book Lover’s Ball (WINNER) –  Hala Bissada, CFRE, Hala Events & Communications Inc., www.halainc.com
  • The Daffodil Ball (NOMINATED) – Alison Silcoff, Alison Silcoff Events Inc., www.alisonsilcoff.com

Category: Best Social Event Budget Over $75,000

  • Paul Hardy Design 10th Anniversary Celebration (WINNER) – Derek MacDonald, Boom Goes the Drum, www.boomgoesthedrum.com
  • The Book Lover’s Ball (Nominated) – Hala Bissada, CFRE, Hala Events & Communications Inc., www.halainc.com

Category: Best Wedding Budget Under $75,000 

Category: Best Wedding Budget $75,000 – $200,000 

  • Western Glamour: Trish and Steve (NOMINATED) –  Mary Swaffield,  OneWest Events Inc. www.onewestevents.com

 Category: Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000 

Category: Best ISES Team Effort Budget Under $75,000  

 Category: Best ISES Team Effort Budget $75,000 – $200,000 USD

The awards program creates an opportunity to raise industry awareness of ISES member achievements and distinctiveness. An ISES Esprit Award showcases a company’s hard work, creativity and consistent quality. To a broader extent, the importance of global industry recognition helps improve industry standards and promotes professionalism.

This year’s competition was open to any ISES member in good standing, for events that took place between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Click here for a full list of the 2013 winners.

 

 

 



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