The new award was initiated by outgoing ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius. New ICCA President James Reed, who was voted into office at the congress, presented the accolade to ten women. It recognizes the work done by women in the global meetings business who show particular dedication to the industry and have made a sustained commitment to pass on their expertise to other women.
Ulrike von Arnold has worked at Vienna Convention Bureau for 23 years and was a member of the ICCA board from 2011 to 2017
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