Finalists for the International & European Association Awards 2020

Association news
Published on 26 June 2020

This spring we changed the way we manage the awards by adopting the Pixl8 awards system. All the nominations were submitted online and the functionality of the system enabled us to use scoring and weighting in the judging - moving away from a ranking approach.  This rigorous scoring approach has been highly appreciated by the judges and enabled us to fix a threshold score above which nominations go through to be a Finalist. Previously it was just the top three in ranking that went through.

The number of nominations we received this year was 50% higher than previous awards and the sophisticated tracking and emailing system was part of how it was achieved. 

The judges remarked on this year's entries as being nearly all very good, making judging more challenging. 

We thank everyone who nominated and congratulate all the finalists! 

The Awards Ceremony will take place on 9 December at 15:00hrs GMT | CET +1


Executive Director of the Year

  • Alain Mulder, Institute of Management Accountants
  • Christian Feichtinger, International Astronautical Federation
  • Colleen Delaney Eubanks, International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Elizabeth Niehaus, International Exhibition Logistics Association
  • Fred Destrebecq, European Brain Council
  • Martin Sharp, DFK Internatonal

Association Executive of the Year

  • Alexander Mohr, PhD, European Flavour Association
  • Cathy Persidis, DIA EMEA
  • David D’Souza, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Effective Voice of the Year

  • International AIDS Society, #IASONEVOICE
  • International Association for the Study of Pain, Bringing Support to the Chronic Pain Community
  • International Exhibition Logistics Association, TogetherSTRONG
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Scarcity of Elements - International Year of the Periodic Table
  • World Heart Federation, Healthy Budgets, Healthy People

Best Conference Development

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Virtual Global Learning Providers' Conference
  • International Association of Facilitators, 2019 Conference of the Americas
  • International Association of Young Lawyers, 57th International Young Lawyers' Congress
  • Royal College of Physicians, RCP Annual Conference: Medicine 2019
  • Stockholm International Water Institute, World Water Week in Stockholm

Best New Conference or Event

  • Biodiversity Information Standards, Biodiversity Next
  • Home Appliance Europe, Score for charity
  • International AIDS Society, IAS Educational Fund Meetings
  • PWN Global, Gender Balanced Leadership Awards

Best Membership Campaign

  • Eurelectric, Leading the Charge
  • European Flavour Association, Flavour Ambassadors
  • European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services, European Prison Information System
  • International Exhibition Logistics Association, IELA Reload
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Student Recruitment Engagement Campaign
  • World Heart Federation, Connect with members

Best Social Media Campaign

  • European Association of Chemical Distributors, FECC COVID-19 toolbox
  • European Container Glass Federation, 'Checkouts of Thanks' by Friends of Glass
  • International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, Let's get connected
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion, ISBT Bangkok 2019
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, #RSCPoster Twitter Conference

Best Association Video

  • European Container Glass Federation, 'Checkouts of Thanks' by Friends of Glass
  • European Foundation Centre, Foundations and the new normal - How to innovate philanthropy
  • Home Appliance Europe, The #BetterLifestyles Manifesto explained by our children
  • PEFC International, Humans of the Forests
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Why choose chemistry?
  • World Heart Federation, Reforming Rural Healthcare: identifying and treating hypertension in Kenya
  • World Heart Federation, The Beat of Change: Rheumatic Heart Disease in Mozambique

Best Association Website

Best National Association Project (not UK)

  • Botswana Wrestling Federation, Wrestling Gender Based Violence in Botswana
  • IKW, IKW Market Development Program
  • Polish Conference & Congress Association, News from the World – SKKP Academy
  • Tanzania Renewable Energy Association, Tanzania Parliamentarians Energy Learning
  • Tanzania Renewable Energy Association, Enabling Employability of Girls through Solar Technology

European Association of the Year

  • European Brain Council
  • European Chamber of Commerce Myanmar
  • European Safety and Stadium Management Association
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development
  • Intergraf

International Association of the Year

  • Ausfilm International Incorporated
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • International Exhibition Logistics Association
  • International Federation of Inventors' Associations
  • International Federation of Psoriasis Associations
  • International Frequency Sensor Association
  • World Technopolis Association