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Ovation Global DMC Unveils Shortlist for the 2012 Huggability Award

October 2, 2012

Ovation Global DMC Unveils Shortlist for the 2012 Huggability Award

After an intensely busy three week period of online nominations, voting has now closed and Ovation Global DMC has unveiled the official shortlist of nominees for its 2012 Huggability Award.
The winner will be revealed during the IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas where Ovation will exhibit on Stand 418. The awards ceremony will take place on the Ovation stand at 3.45pm on Tuesday 9th October.

The ten shortlisted nominees are as follows:
· Bobbi Landreth, Manager, Sales Planning, FedEx Corporation
· Eduardo Chaillo, Executive Director of Meetings, Mexico Tourism Board
· Faye Bennett, Sales Manager, IMEX Group
· Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President,Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
· Kathy Roche, Manager, Meeting & Convention Planning, Western & Southern Life, USA
· Riccardo Pizzuti, Event Manager, ega professional conference organisers, Italy
· Rick Lambert, President, Destinations Inc, USA
· Sharon Chapman, CMP, CMM, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
· Sue Pelletier, Editor/ Blogger, Penton Media, USA
· Thayer Phillips, Director of Transportation, Capitol Services, Inc., a DMC Network Company
More detail on these and all huggable nominees and the reasons for their nominations is available at

Ovation Global DMC
Ovation Global DMC is a leading network of Destination Management Companies offering best-in-class DMC services to associations, corporations and agencies at over 100 locations across four continents. With its network of strategic partners and its alliance with the DMC Network (, Ovation offers services in all major meetings destinations globally and in North America.

For further information contact:
Doris Reynolds
Marketing & PR Manager
Ovation Global DMC
Tel: +353 1 2802641


September 24, 2012

Ovation Ireland is celebrating on the triple having scooped a hat trick of illustrious international event awards. This past weekend in Beijing, China the Ovation team was honoured to receive a prestigious Crystal Award from the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (Site), one of the most coveted awards in the meetings and events industry.

Working in partnership with Harith Productions, Philadelphia, Ovation received the ‘’Powerful Partnerships – Most Effective Team Effort at Producing an Incentive Programme or Event’’ Award for ‘’Embrace the Emerald Isle’’, a Dublin based programme which was designed to be environmentally sustainable as well as experiential. Held in May 2011, the multiple day incentive trip incorporated a cookery class and tree planting at Ballyknocken Farm, escorted visits of Malahide Castle and Powerscourt House, and a signature gala seated dinner in The Banking Hall of the Westin Hotel.

‘’Embrace the Emerald Isle’’ was the subject of two additional international accolades earlier in 2012; an Esprit Award from the International Special Events Society and a Gala Award from Special Events Magazine USA.

Commenting on the award win, Rob Allidine, Director of Ovation Ireland paid tribute to his colleagues Ronan Coleman, Events Project Manager and Gerry Nicholls, DMC Director “We constantly strive for excellence and creativity and benchmark our standards against the best companies in the world. These awards recognise Ovation’s ability to devise creative solutions to meet specific business objectives”. Harith Wickrema of Harith Productions added ‘’Without the foresight, creativity and hard work of the incredible team at Ovation, we would not have been able to deliver such a high calibre incentive programme’’.

Ovation Ireland
In operation since 1993, Ovation is Ireland’s leading Destination Management Company providing best-in-class DMC services to associations, corporations and agencies in the areas of meetings, incentive travel experiences, conferences and events. Ovation Ireland forms part of Ovation Global DMC, the award winning DMC network which offers services at over 100 locations across four continents.

For further information contact:
Doris Reynolds
Marketing & PR Manager
Ovation Ireland
Tel: +353 1 2802641

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