AFEA Travel and Congress Services, a PCO, DMC and corporate travel expert in Greece, won the gold award for Best Conference at the recent Event Awards 2022.
Honoring MICE events’ organizers among others, the 7th Event Awards were handed out during a ceremony that saw the participation of more than 380 company CEOs, government, education and other institution representatives.
AFEA Congress was honored for organizing the flagship global space research and technology conference of the Committee on Space Research, the 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly that took place July 16-24 in Athens.
The COSPAR international conference became a significant case study on international level. It was the first hybrid conference in the history of COSPAR, but also one of the first international conferences worldwide to balance online and physical presence on such a large scientific scale (30 parallel rooms for 7 full conference days).
More than 2,000 renowned space scientists from universities and research centers around the globe, as well as representatives of the largest international Space Services (NASA, ESA, CNES, JAXA, CSA, etc.) attended the conference in Athens. Leading companies of space technology products were also present with their own exhibition stands.
AFEA prepared the nomination file to bid for the 44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly to be hosted in Athens.
The Greek capital prevailed over the nominations of Warsaw, Lausanne and Prague. It is noteworthy that Athens was selected from the very first election, during the 42nd COSPAR Congress in Pasadena, California, USA.
“AFEA constantly adapts and evolves to the new conditions that govern infrastructure and services provided by conferences, while investing in important collaborations in Greece and around the world,” the company said in an announcement.
The Event Awards 2022, presented this year alongside the Venue Awards 2022, recognize businesses that have invested in infrastructure and competitive services to host and compete for high quality events and, in recent years, are organized by Boussias Communications.