Tom Hulton, director of International Relations for the IMEX Group, and linchpin in the development of two of the group’s most successful New Vision industry initiatives, has been awarded the Moises Shuster Award.
Hulton was presented with the Award at the 50th ICCA Congress Gala Dinner in Leipzig, Germany, on October 25.
The Moises Shuster Award is ICCA’s highest honor, and recognizes outstanding service in the international meetings industry. It is named after one of ICCA’s founding fathers and past presidents. Hulton is a former CEO of the Association, but in recent years, he has become well known throughout the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry for his work helping to develop the IMEX-MPI Future Leaders program. He has also been instrumental in raising the profile and impact of the IMEX Politicians Forum, which is part of the tradeshow’s long-term effort to effect better communication and recognition of industry issues at local, regional and national government levels all over the world.
“What a fantastic surprise and honor this award has been,” said Hulton, speaking after he had been presented with the award. “I would like to dedicate it to all my wonderful friends and colleagues around the world who together make this industry so special.”
“Everyone who meets or knows Tom will be aware just what an asset he has been to IMEX in recent years. His persistence, diplomacy, skill, knowledge and contacts have allowed us to expand the Future Leaders program further than we ever imagined and, most importantly, to develop the Politicians Forum with the appropriate level of authority and care,” said Ray Bloom, IMEX Group Chairman.