March 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Incentive News

Crystal Award Winners Named

The 2001 Crystal Awards, sponsored by the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives and honoring the year’s best incentive programs, have been awarded in the following categories.

Most creative use of an incentive program to solve a marketing problem: First place went to Eugene de Villiers, managing director of Ellerslie, New Zealand-based The Extra Mile Co. Ltd. In second place: William Bryson, president of MotivAction LLC in Minneapolis.

Promotion and communication: In first place was Mark Jarrell, president of The Meeting Architects in San Francisco. Michael Hadlow, president of USMotivation in Atlanta, took second place.

Trip delivery: Penny Wing, president of San Diego-based Incentive Travel Inc., and Glen Byrom, managing director of Harare, Zimbabwe-based Green Route, shared first place. In second place was Charles Imbacher, managing director of Worldspan International in Zurich, Switzerland.

Most outstanding single event: Harith Wickrema, president of Oreland, Pa.-based Harith Productions Ltd., placed first; MotivAction’s William Bryson was the second-place winner.

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