BEM Ireland Wins BEST EVENT TEAM in Ireland at the prestigious annual Event Industry Awards!
Beating off stiff competition from Alltech, The Aviva Stadium, RCSI and The Croke Park Conference Centre, BEM Ireland scooped the award for The Best Event Team in a room of over 450 events industry professionals when they were acknowledged for being “A small team managing complex events with warmth and imagination”. The shortlisting process is a rigorous and thorough process which has resulted in only entries of the very highest standard being put forward for judging by a distinguished panel of Judges from across Ireland’s event industry along with a highly respected International panel.
Made up of Directors Eamon Howley and Averil Burke and Project Managers Laura Hester and Alan Behan, BEM Ireland had been shortlisted for two categories, Best Event Management Company and Best Event Team demonstrating depth, diversity, delivering value for money, originality and faultless execution whilst also demonstrating extraordinary teamwork and going the extra mile to wow their guests. This kind of excellence comes from a deep-seated passion to be the best and to give clients the best product and services possible.
Founded in 1995, BEM Ireland have established themselves as a leading Destination and Event Management Company specializing in inbound corporate travel in the MICE Industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) covering all of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland for many International clients including Harley Davidson, Condé Nast, Diageo, Ingersoll Rand/Thermo King, Johnson & Johnson, and Yamaha Marine. 2013 was one of their busiest years to date welcoming thousands of international delegates from America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Spain, Russia, Germany, Poland, and more, on many different and complex programs with multiple airport transfers, coach movements, off-site dinner reservations, day activities, accommodation management, registrations, themed events, gala dinners, an award ceremony, and numerous social evenings. In October the team was responsible for the staffing and logistics of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Passenger Symposium at The Convention Centre Dublin, and the design and management of the IATA Gala Dinner for over 350 VIPs and delegates including an Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
Eamon Howley, Director at BEM Ireland said: “This is a fantastic achievement. Our small but passionate team continually strive to provide our clients with the most authentic yet professional incentives and events showcasing Irelands rich culture, hospitality and tradition. A lot of businesses and individuals are working hard to ensure Ireland remains as a leading destination for world class conferences, incentives and events. We have to commend the many people we work with right across the industry that continue to give Ireland its good name internationally. This industry is continually growing and we are very proud to be a part of it.”
Now in its sixth year, the Event Industry Awards once again recognizes excellence and aim to celebrate and showcase the very highest standards in Ireland’s event industry. The overall winners were announced at the Event Industry Awards (EIA) on Tuesday, July 15th in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Dublin.
Gavin Divilly, Managing Director of Caterhire, presents the award for Best Event Team
to Averil Burke and Laura Hester from BEM Ireland
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