Ulrike von Arnold, deputy director of the Vienna Convention Bureau, received ICCA’s highest honor during the General Assembly at the 58th ICCA Congress in Houston, Texas.
Announcing the award, ICCA President James Rees said that Ulrike von Arnold has been heavily involved in the ICCA’s educational activities. She has also presented throughout the world at ICCA events, including the Association Meetings Program and annual Congress, and she has served on the ICCA Board of Directors from 2011 – 2017, acting as vice president from 2014 – 2017.
The ICCA Moises Shuster Award is the ICCA’s most prestigious honor. The award is given to an individual nominated by the ICCA Board most, but not every, year in recognition not only of their business success and leadership in the international meetings business, but also for their contribution towards ICCA’s development and success. It is named after one of ICCA’s earliest presidents.
Past honorees of the award include Paul Flackett, Anne Wallin Rodven, Tom Hulton, Martin Lewis and Ray Bloom from Europe, Arnaldo Nardone and Greg Ortale from the Americas, Connie Cheng and Anthony Wong from Asia-Pacific. Past ICCA Presidents such as Pieter van der Hoeven, Christian Mutschlechner and Tuula Lindberg have been honored, as has PCO pioneer Gideon Rivlin.
Photo: ICCA President James Rees, Deputy Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau Ulrike von Ulrike von Arnold and ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath