Events Asia Conference & Tradeshow 2012 – ISES Esprit Award Nominee

Annaliza Bacani-Laxamana, CEO & Founder of The Next Step Events, Inc., Manila, Philippines is an award recipient for the prestigious ISES Esprit Awards from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the categories of The Best Industry Contribution. Annaliza Bacani-Laxamana, has been a special event professional for 12 years.

The Best Industry Contribution event nominated for a 2013 ISES Esprit was Events Asia Conference and Tradeshow 2012, Philippines’ premiere biennial showcase for the event and exhibition industry founded by Annaliza Bacani-Laxamana, produced and organized by the Next Step Events, Inc. in collaboration with International Special Events Society – Hong Kong Chapter (ISES-HK). This momentous event conference held last September 5 to 6, 2012 at Sofitel Hotel, Manila, was a convergence of hundreds of events and exhibit professionals, producers, suppliers, and marketers.

The Events Asia 2012 provided strategic and insightful ideas for successful event marketing and management and social events through a mixture of plenary and concurrent educational sessions from international and local industry veterans and experts. It also showcased new ideas, trends in event technology, entertainment, and event venue as well as products and services that helped develop and execute best event and exhibition practices.

Annaliza Bacani-Laxamana says “My vision for Events Asia Conference and Tradeshow is to continue to educate and upgrade the level of players in the industry. It is also to raise the bar and professionalize events not just in the Philippines but in Asia as well by bringing in local and international industry experts.”

ISES honors industry excellence through its prestigious awards program, the ISES Esprit Awards which fuel a spirit of competition within designated categories. ISES Esprit Awards gain global visibility and recognition for ISES members. It honors special event professionals who exhibit a “spirit of excellence” in their work. The importance of global industry recognition helps improve industry standards internationally and further promote our professionalism. ISES is dedicated to recognizing excellence in events and rewarding those individuals whose vision and creativity make their events “Special.” (

ISES Esprit Awards 2013 will be on August 24, 2013 to be held at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas.

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