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PCMA Announces First Recipient of Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award

May 25, 2012

PCMA Announces First Recipient of Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award

25 May 2012: IMEX, Frankfurt: The inaugural Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award has been presented toPing He, Director Global Sourcing and Partner Relations, Experient.

The prestigious award, presented by PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and in conjunction with IMEX, will be presented at the European trade show annually and recognizes meeting planners that demonstrate vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry.

Commenting on Ping He’s achievement, Sherif Karamat, CAE and Chief Operating Officer, PCMA commented: “Ping is a deserved recipient of this first award and will set the standard for awards to come. She has steered the vision that has made Experient a true industry leading company with outstanding service capabilities around the globe.

“With Ping’s help, Experient’s international meetings reach has expanded through forming a support network of hotels and DMCs around world who share our high standards of service excellence. She has helped put our brand on the map through her tireless involvement inindustry tradeshows and global events and her efforts have resulted in the growth of Experient’s offshore revenue by 300+% in just two years. The company now does business in 37 countries and 102 global cities, which is an incredible achievement,” comments Rick Binford, CMP, President, Event Management Services, Experient.

The award was presented at a Gala Dinner in Frankfurt, during IMEX, and in front of an audience from the global meetings sector, along with many of Ping He’s peers from the meetings and events industry.

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