Judges are from a range of International & European associations, societies and federations at Executive Director and Head of Department level, as well as a selection of other experts.


Rachel McLinn

Head of Membership
Agile Business Consortium

Greg Tracz

Diabetes Africa

Riad Mannan

Event Portfolio Development Manager
The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Nika Kurent

Senior Conference Manager
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Valli Rajagopal

Digital Learn

Jimena Gomez de la Flor

Communications Director
European Flavour Association

Miguel Neves

Chief Social Strategist

Frédéric Destrebecq

Executive Director
European Brain Council

Paolo Falcioni

Director General
Home Appliance Europe

Armenuhy Hovakimyan

Deputy Secretary General
Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges

Lynsey Sweales


Patrik Vuorio

Executive Director
International Federation of Psoriasis Associations

Karin Triviere

Head of Membership Experience
Professional Women's Network

Rodney Cox

Events Director
International Gas Union

Ben Roberts

Finance and Project Officer
International Wool Textile Organisation

Chiara Orefice

Senior Lecturer in Events
University of Westminster

Helen Gregson

Chief Executive Officer
European Society of Endocrinology

Damian Hutt

Executive Director
Association of Association Executives

Cecilia Spoor

Leadership Programme Director
Association of Association Executives

Rules of judging

  1. Judges only judge some of the categories and never a category where their organisation, or a colleague or a project from their association has been nominated
  2. The judging is completed remotely and independently of each other, with each judge rating each section of the nominations
  3. Each section of the nomination entry is given a weighting percentage
  4. Should an entry recevive the same rating as another, another judge will be invited to decide which entry is the best, to establish the winner