International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Announces 2012 Pinnacle Award Winners

Showtime Events struck yet another Gold for its famous BMW Xperience event, this time at a prestigious international forum – the Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards 2012, USA. This event has already won two Golds – one each at EEMAX Awards and WOW Awards.

Online PR News – 03-October-2012 – New Delhi, 110020 – Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the BMW Xperience event – produced by Showtime Events (India) Pvt. Ltd. in New Delhi, India on September 21, 2012 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 57th Annual Convention & Expo in Denver, CO, U.S.A. September 21-23, 2012, where they were presented with one award in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition. The Award was won in the following category:


Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC; Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX; Norfolk Festevents, Norfolk, VA; 500 Festival, Indianapolis, IN; Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, OH; Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, CA.

International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the Hanseong Bakje Cultural Festival, Seoul, Korea; Showtime Events, New Delhi, India; World Gourmet Summit, Singapore; Krakow Festival Office, Krakow, Poland; Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands; Festival Lent, Slovenia and Shambhala Music Festival, Nelson, BC, Canada.

Awards were handed out in 69 different categories in total including Best TV Promotion; Social Media Site, Event Program; Commemorative Poster; Overall Sponsorship Program; Environmental Program; Educational Program, Children’s Programming; Media Relations Campaign; Overall Merchandising Program; Festival & Event Management Degree Programs to the highest award reflecting the best overall festival & event in the world – the Grand Pinnacle.

“We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entries into this year’s competition,” said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE.

“The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by festivals and events around the world. Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations in every budget level and every corner of the globe, this competition has not only raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels, but also shows how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.”

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates under the umbrellas of IFEA Africa, IFEA Asia, IFEA Australia, IFEA Europe, IFEA Latin America, IFEA Middle East (MENASA), and IFEA North America, the organization's common vision is for "A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration." The Association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide.

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