Carina Bauer honored with Leadership Award in Collaboration at Spirit of Hospitality Awards


Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group has been presented with the Leadership Award in Collaboration by the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation (TSYLF) at the annual Spirit of Hospitality Rockin’ Celebration Awards.

The presentation was made by Julius Solaris, Editor of Event Manager Blog at the Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas just before IMEX America 2018.

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The Spirit of Hospitality Awards are presented to those in the community that make significant contributions to the hospitality industry. Each awardee is currently or has recently been in leadership roles in the hospitality organizations that drive our industry. Their dedication and passion are shining examples of the hospitality industry.

arina has been recognized with the Leadership Award in Collaboration category for her leadership within the hospitality community towards building relationships that benefit all sectors of the industry.

Carina Bauer said: “It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Spirit of Hospitality Awards and I was especially honored to receive the Leadership Award in Collaboration, as this is one of our core values and is a part of the DNA of IMEX. Whether it’s collaborating with partners across the world or fostering connections within the industry through IMEX shows, collaboration is at our heart. I was delighted to accept this award on behalf of the entire IMEX team.”

The Timothy S. Y. Lam Foundation (TSYLF) is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 2012 to honor the legacy of Timothy S Y Lam by supporting the professional development and academic advancement of the hospitality industry. The mission of TSYLF is to support research, education and training within the hospitality industry by bestowing scholarships and grants to those seeking careers or advancement in the hospitality industry; funding education programs that promote the hospitality industry; and awarding research grants to those interested in blending academia with practical industry know-how.

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IMEX America, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings & events, will take place October 16 – 18, 2018 at the Sands® Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian®| The Palazzo® in Las Vegas, preceded by Smart Monday, powered by MPI, on October 15.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.