Arinex owner and founder Roslyn McLeod OAM has been recognised for her “outstanding contribution” to the meetings industry at IMEX Frankfurt.
McLeod was announced as the recipient of the Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Award at the Gala Dinner on 22 May.
Now in her 50th year in the industry, McLeod said she takes pride in her strong and long-standing team at Arinex.
“I am humbled to be recognised among fellow global industry colleagues and friends whom I admire and respect immensely,” she said.
“Thank you to IMEX for continuing to provide such a quality platform in which to bring together world leaders in the events industry and thanks to our INCON partnership who as true leaders generously collaborate and share.
“I pay tribute to Angelo, my husband, and David and Alison our children for their love and understanding when I was missing in action and for being a wonderful supportive family.”
McLeod also made special mentions to Arinex’s executive manager Lorraine Di Vito, chief operating officer Nicole Walker and national conference manager Melissa Murphy, who led the internationally-acclaimed 19th International Microscopy Congress in 2018.
The award follows McLeod’s recent recognition as one of 10 Inspirational Women by ICCA in November 2018.
For more than 20 years, she has imparted her knowledge and ideas at many sessions and seminars in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She has long contributed to boards for ICCA, IAPCO, INCON, Meetings & Events Australia and others, providing leadership skills to effectively drive change and benefits for the business events industry.