Geneva. MCI India has received the “Best Large Scale Conference” award from the Asian Conference Awards for COP 11 (the 11th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity), a high-profile United Nations event held in Hyderabad in 2012 on the theme of biological diversity and protection. Bringing together 11,500 delegates from 172 countries to discuss, debate and network over the 19-day event, MCI India’s responsibilities as full PCO (professional conference organizer) spanned from accommodation and venue management to Audio Visual (AV) management and from public relations to sustainability. Established in 2012, the Asian Conference Awards aim to recognise excellence and best practice in conference companies and their suppliers throughout Asia and the Middle East.
Sian Jones, from the Asian Conference Awards said, “The organisers of COP 11 should be commended for their successful event creation, marketing and hosting. To handle a mega conference of over 10,000 delegates in India was a challenge, and the magnitude, complexity and the duration of this conference tell their own story. Considering the scale, complexity and challenges involved, I believe this was a tremendous project to have been executed successfully. The organisers achieved so much over a very short timeframe and did a great job in mobilising their resources and equipment from overseas.”
“This award is testament to MCI India’s hard work and commitment to building a sustainable business in the region,” said Sumaira Isaacs, COO, MCI IMEA (India, Middle East and Africa). “We have been growing from strength to strength in Asia since MCI’s Singapore debut in 2006, increasing both our association conferences and corporate events business, as well as expanding destination management services. MCI now has 430 staff in 15 offices in the region and has made significant investment this year in staff and client services.”