UK —22 April 2021 IABM has been shortlisted as a finalist for the International Association of the Year at the annual Association Excellence Awards. IABM joins five other associations in competition for the award; the final results will be announced at a ceremony at the Kia Oval in London on Tuesday 29th June 2021.
The Association Excellence Awards salute, celebrate and encourage the vital work that associations, trade organisations and industry bodies do for and on behalf of their members to ensure their voices are heard and their causes are championed. The criteria for the International Association of the Year Award include a clear strategy, workforce and member engagement, a proven track record and excellence in leadership.
In its submission to the awards panel, IABM highlighted the leadership and support to both members and the wider industry that it rapidly mounted at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. This included a raft of innovative digital initiatives to help members continue to promote themselves and new platforms for engagement and collaboration to mitigate the loss of the in-person events upon which our industry relies. IABM’s Business Intelligence Unit also introduced a range of constantly updated trackers and reports to help companies understand and navigate the rapidly changing business and technology landscape. Key to the success of this was the fast-growing family of IABM Global Engaged Partners – top technology and business executives from Broadcast and Media companies engaging and collaborating with IABM members to plot the path forward.
“Being shortlisted for this award is a real affirmation that IABM is doing things right,” said Peter White, CEO at IABM. “The way our fantastic team has worked together in the last twelve months to support our members has been nothing short of amazing. The number of great initiatives our small team has produced and then carried through has moved IABM forward several years in the space of just one, and made our membership offering even more compelling. I am delighted that IABM is being recognized for this in these prestigious awards, but this does not mean we’re complacent; we’ll be bringing more significant initiatives to fruition over the coming months – to the benefit of the whole industry.”