The vice president of Industry Relations at MCI Group was presented with the EIBTM 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in Barcelona during EIBTM Forum.
Recognized for his significant contribution to the meetings and events industry, Patrick Delaney was presented with the award by Graeme Barnett, senior exhibition director at Reed Travel Exhibitions.
“The timing is right for us to recognize Patrick’s enormous contribution to our industry. His passion, commitment and enthusiasm are endless, and I know that his unique style and personality has endeared him to the many people he has met and worked alongside during his travels around the world,” said Barnett.
Delaney received his award during EIBTM 2013, a business-to-business event for the meetings, events, incentives and business travel industry. The event ends on Nov. 21.
“I’m uncharacteristically speechless, and genuinely humbled, to be recognized by such a global powerhouse as Reed Travel Exhibitions for this Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s a huge privilege to work in such a dynamic industry where I’ve learned so much and made so many lifelong friends,” said Delaney. “But there’s life in the old dog yet and lots more achievements to pursue as the next chapter of a career in this amazing industry unfolds.”