President of Skal International wins “academy” award


The president of Skål International, Nik Racic, received an IMEX “academy” award for Europe on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. The award was presented to Nik by IMEX group cvhairman Ray Bloom during the IMEX Gala Dinner. In announcing the award, IMEX managing director, Paul Flackett, said IMEX wanted to recognize Nik Racic for his pivotal role in developing the tourism industry in Croatia.

He eschewed a professional tennis career, despite being Yugoslavian junior champion and began working in the industry as an advisor to the Tourism Association in Zagreb in 1978, later becoming general secretary of the Yugoslavian Congress Office and then advisor to the Ministry of Tourism in the first government of the Republic of Croatia. In 2001, Nik Racic was appointed as director of the Croatian Congress and Incentive Bureau.

Since his election to the executive committee, Nik Racic has been instrumental in fostering a close association with all the major trade fairs. Skål International is a Supporting Association of IMEX.

For more information, please contact the Skål International general secretariat at – telephone: 34 95 238 9111, fax: 34 95 237 0013, email: .