A Winning Strategy: Putting Together Successful Award Entries




  • Start: October 9, 2012 8:00 am
  • End: October 9, 2012 9:00 am

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Awards and accolades give companies in the special events industry a deserved “pat on the back.” But getting that award can be trickier than it seems. There are so many things that judges are looking for when combing through a nomination. Is it style or substance they seek? Join us for dinner on the 25th floor of the Melia Hotel as Neville Bhada, former director of the Southeast Tourism Society shares tips and guidelines on putting together a winning nomination that will minimize your costs and time, and maximize your chances of grabbing the brass ring for any of the many industry awards including the Allies, Esprits and Galas.
Neville Bhada is the founder and CEO of Tourism Skills Group, a company that focuses on the research, marketing and communication needs of the travel and tourism, and the association spheres.
He was responsible for communications, Web and media at Southeast Tourism Society, a regional association of 800 members espousing the economic impact of tourism. He also was the executive director for the Southeast States chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association.
The majority of his career has centered around the media and tourism. He started in radio, working for Clear Channel’s WGST and WPCH, where he was morning show producer and assistant program director. While atWGST, he was awarded a Green Eyeshade Award for Sports Reporting and AP Award for Best Use of Sound.
He currently serves on the boards of the Southeast Festivals and Events Association as well as Georgia Society of Association Executives.
Mr. Bhada is from Atlanta. He received a bachelor’sdegree from the University of Georgia in international business and a master’s degree from Clemson University in travel and tourism. TTRA recognized his study on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and honored him with the “Best Thesis” award.

Event Date: 10/09/2012
Event Time: 5:30pm-9:00pm
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Location: Melia Hotel
Address: 590 West Peachtree Street NW Atlanta – Georgia 30308
Website: http://www.meliaatlanta.com

Attire: Business Casual
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If Registered by Monday, October 8th at Noon:

Member Registration: $35.00

Non-Member Registration: $65.00

Guest Registration: $65.00

Student Registration: $25.00

Registration at the door: $75.00
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