Congratulations to Winners of the International & European Association Awards 2021

Association news
Published on 15 December 2021

Congralutations to the finalists and Winners of the awards.

Executive Director of the Year

Winner: Simon Hocquard, Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation

The judges said: “He managed to keep the lights on in an organisation badly affected by the pandemic. He pivoted a new course during this period which should allow the organisation to flourish in the future. Simon did a remarkable job as a leader and innovator, demonstrating clear purpose and deliver great value to the community.”


  • Nik Willetts, TM Forum
  • James Rockall, World LPG Association

Association Executive of the Year

Winner: Cairo Okba, Grain and Feed Trade Association

The judges said: “Very impressive and complete accomplishment. A Manager that will turn into a Leader one day. Good example of as an association executive who has excelled in delivering a particular program and therefore enhanced the association's overall offering. Also a marked impact on the P&L. Well done!”


  • Petra Perner, Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Sciences IBaI

Best Campaign

Winner: Use Heart to Connect, World Heart Federation

The judges said: “A fantastic project; this campaign was well-planned and well-executed. This small team set out with a determination to make a difference. While the campaign benefitted from an impressive budget, knowing how to spend it in the most cost efficient and effective way is key. Each year, World Heart Federation strives to improve itself and every time it succeeds.”


Best Member Support during Covid19

Winner: #FoodHeroes, FoodDrinkEurope

The judges said: “A well crafted policy and advocacy campaign; the food industry voice is raised towards top decision and policy makers, in a very constructive and compassionate way. Inspiring and important project.“


Best Online Conference / Event

Winner: The Power Summit 2021, Eurelectric

The judges said: “Very clear objectives and fantastic engagement for the conference.“


Best eLearning / Online Education

Winner: ISE Global Education Hub, International Society of Endocrinology

The judges said: “ISE succeeded in excellent reach and content, and all funded by grants. An amazing job creating its first e-learning platform from scratch. This project is well thought through, comprehensive and focussed on the different elements and components to take into consideration when designing the educational activities of an association.”


  • ACCA CBE Practice Platform, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ACCA Study Hub, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Blockchain 101 by IMA, Institute of Management Accountants
  • EPA e-Learning Platform, European Psychiatric Association

Best Association Podcast or Audio Series

Winner: HIV unmuted - the IAS podcast, International AIDS Society

The judges said: “Original, professionally produced and with intelligent content that not only appeals to its target audience in the scientific community but also appeals to any listener tuning in. A clear strategy and the decision to use the power of story-telling to unite science and the people behind the response to HIV. Lots of attention to detail and high journalistic standards.”


  • ACCA student podcast series, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Best Digital Transformation

Winner: Digital Transformation, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining

The judges said: “A true digital transformation project that benefited not only the membership, but also those who work to deliver the membership programme by helping them be better at their jobs. Everyone wins! I could only wish for the same sort of improvements in performance for my association!”


Best Project by a National Association

Winner: SARS-CoV-2 Helpdesk and Distribution Centre for Social Services Providers, Association of Social Services Providers

The judges said: “Impressive project on scale, detail and responsiveness to COVID-19 - this association immediately redirected all its staff and resources, without any additional funding or prior planning, to address the pandemic head-on by providing significant support and resources to its members, the wider community and local authorities.”


  • Adaptable, Flexible, and Creative Research Administration in the New Normal, Canadian Association of Research Administrators
  • EAPA-SA Eduweb - Online Seminars, Employee Assistance Professional Association of South Africa

International Association of the Year

Winner: World LPG Association

The judges said: “Right on the current trend in being the global voice for LPG and promoting a safer, cleaner & healthier world. WLPGA has a clear brand message that unites the LPG around the world. I am impressed by their 3 year member-focused strategic review.”


  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
  • International National Trusts Organisation
  • World Federation of Advertisers

European Association of the Year

Winner: European Federation of Periodontology

The judges said: “This sector experienced unique sets of challenges during the pandemic and this organisation appears to have met them head on. Successful overall achievements. Well done!”


  • Eurelectric
  • European Pharmaceutical Students' Association