Eventex Awards Recognizes Top 30 Event Organizers and Agencies

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Event organizer Xsaga holds its top Eventex ranking as a top event organizer for three years. Held in Groningen, the Netherlands, celebrating Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand’s 51st birthday. Courtesy of Eventex

Started in 2009, Eventex celebrates creativity, innovation and effectiveness in the industry with an annual awards program. Since then 1,600 entries from more than 800 companies in more than 85 countries have been submitted. Who made the top list for 2019? The top five include:

  1. Xsaga
  2. AIM Group International
  3. Kenos Group
  4. MaxMedium Agency and The Embassy – OIC (tied for fourth)

(For the full list, see, Top 30 Event Organizers & Agencies.)

Award categories include: Art, Entertainment & Public Events; Brand Experiences – By Sector; Brand Experiences – By Type ; Conferences & Meetings; Corporate & Community Events; and Events by Region.

I’ve been honored to serve as part of the jury panel for many years.

Janet Jackson “Metamorphosis” at Park Theater at Park MGM Resort in Las Vegas

Janet Jackson Opening Night - Metamorphosis - The Las Vegas Residency

Janet Jackson performs onstage May 17, 2019, during the opening night of her Metamorphosis – The Las Vegas Residency at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Farrenton Grigsby/Getty Images for JJ)

Global music icon Janet Jackson is headlining her Las Vegas residency. Designed exclusively for Park Theater and promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon. The centerpiece of this all-new thought-provoking show is Janet, herself, captivating showgoers through their senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album Rhythm Nation.

A limited number of tickets are available for the following performances:
July 2019: 24, 26, 27, 31
August 2019: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17
Tickets start at $79 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.


Thailand Joins Foriegn Chamber Alliance to Promote Business Tourism

Thailand recently signed an MoU with the FCA (Foreign Chamber Alliance; representing Australia, Germany, US and UK) to push the development of the country’s MICE business in longhaul markets.

Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, president of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), shared: “(The) FCA has more than 20,000 members that include businessmen, investors, entrepreneurs from business, industrial and service sectors, such as Minor Hotels Group, AccorHotels Group, Marriott Hotels Group, convention centres business, as well as oil, mining, pharmaceutical, automobile and other industries.”

To learn more about what you can do in Thailand, check our Bangkok, Thailand Travel Review


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Featured image: Janet Jackson performs onstage May 17, 2017, during the opening night of her Metamorphosis – The Las Vegas Residency at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Farrenton Grigsby/Getty Images for JJ).