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Ray Bloom receives ‘meetings industry’s highest honour’

Meetings industry legend given ICCA’s Moises Shuster Award in recognition of inspiration leadership

Pic: Nina-Freysen Pretorius and Ray Bloom

Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group, has received the Moises Shuster award – one of the meetings industry’s highest honours.

He was presented with the award during the Farewell Dinner at the 56th ICCA Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.

Presenting the award, ICCA president Nina Freysen-Pretorius, said: “Modest and self-effacing, yet hugely ambitious and successful, he has turned a family enterprise into a powerhouse global brand, whilst retaining the warm, friendly culture that made it special to begin with. 

“He has been a close partner and dear friend of ICCA for three decades, and ICCA members everywhere know that their business success is at least partly due to the work he has done to elevate our industry by creating amazing tradeshows where we can project our brands and build relationships with our clients and partners.”

Named after one of ICCA’s founding fathers, the Moises Shuster award is given to an individual nominated by the ICCA Board most, but not every year, in recognition of their ‘inspiring business success and leadership in the international meetings business’.

Bloom said: “I am privileged and humbled to receive the Moises Shuster Award from ICCA and to be included in the list of esteemed industry leaders who have received this award before me. Thank you to the entire ICCA Board for this honour.”

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