Pleasant surprise: Awards Season

The awards season is alive and well with the announcement of the nominations yesterday for the 84th Academy Awards. Certainly it was interesting to note the blaring omission of the “Adventures of Tintin” from all of the categories except best musical score.  A disappointment I’m sure for Weta Digital’s team in Wellington.

Here at Conferenz we have recently had the honour of being short listed in two categories at the inaugural Asian Conference Awards and Summit taking place in March in Singapore.

Our oil and gas show ENEX has been short listed in the New Launch category with other very strong contenders including several large and prestigious Chinese events.

Our Emergency Management conference has been short listed in the category for Triumph in the Face of Adversity. The annual emergency conference, held in close association with the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, was just getting into full swing when the first Christchurch earthquake hit on 22 February 2011.

We are thrilled at this honour and will be keeping our fingers crossed for a win. Perhaps being a Kiwi company we’ll give them a cultural experience if we do win with a Haka.

We are traveling up to the awards and conference in March to also network and learn from the large contingent of global players that will be present.

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