Lorraine Strydom, Sales Manager Exhibitions for the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) has been honoured with the ‘Best Company Employee Award’ for 2013 by the Exhibition & Event Association of South Africa (EXSA) Awards.
The nominees for the EXSA Awards 2013 were announced on 8 November and peers were encouraged to vote for their top candidates in a range of categories, i.e. Best Stand Award, Best Exhibition Award, Green Award, Best Company Award, Best Company Employee Award, Chairman’s Award and Induction into the EXSA Hall of Fame.
The results were announced at a glittering ceremony during November. EXSA provides a forum for the collective representation of the industry which focuses on active growth, development and building industry credibility through a number of initiatives and structures. “This is the second time in recent years that an SCC employee has won the award. Having one of our employees winning an award of this nature, as voted by her peers, demonstrates the team’s commitment the success of the convention centre as well as to the growth of the industry,” Says Mati Nyazema, Executive Director of the Sandton Convention Centre.
Awards symbolise all that is great within an individual and organisation, often denoting the commitment, determination, passion and resilience in an industry – at the SCC the people and the organisation operate as one. “It is part of the company’s ethos, as well as my own, to continuously create the ideal platform and experience for guests to major events. There is no greater honour than to be lauded by your peers for your commitment and passion to your job and the industry you work in,” says Lorraine Strydom, Sales Manager for Exhibitions at SCC.