IAA Swiss Chapter brings two international awards to Switzerland

At the invitation of the International Advertising Association and the IAA Malaysia Chapter, over 900 marketers and IAA members from all over the world met from March 6 to 8, 2024 for the 45th IAA World Congress in Penang. The IAA Swiss Chapter was able to secure two IAA Awards.

Chantal Landis (2nd from right) and Matthias Kiess (right) with their IAA awards. (Picture: zVg.)

During the international congress with over 70 speakers, IAA World President Sasan Saeidi and the global jury presented the IAA Awards in five categories. The IAA Swiss Chapter was able to secure the IAA Chapter Excellence Award, which recognizes leadership qualities as well as programs and services that the chapter has developed for its members and the industry. The award is presented to the IAA Chapter that has achieved the most outstanding overall contribution and success in achieving global goals on an international scale. "I am delighted that we have received this prestigious international award as the IAA Swiss Chapter and that our initiatives, programs and innovative formats have received worldwide recognition," said Matthias Kiess, who has been President of the IAA Swiss Chapter since September 2023 and accepted the award together with Managing Director Chantal Landis.

IAA Executive Director Award for Chantal Landis

The IAA Executive Award recognizes and honors the commitment of managing directors at a global level and was presented this year to Chantal Landis, Managing Director of the IAA Swiss Chapter. "It fills me with great joy that my commitment to the IAA Swiss Chapter has been recognized and honored at an international level with two awards. It motivates me to continue my commitment and, together with my fellow board members, to continue to contribute to the success and development of the chapter," says Landis, who has headed the international association in Switzerland for eight years and has now received the IAA Executive Director Award in addition to the IAA Chapter Excellence Award.

Every three years, the International Advertising Association organizes the IAA World Congressthe largest international meeting for the marketing and communications industry. The congress has been held since 1938 in major cities such as New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Dubai, Kochi, Moscow and in 2024 in Penang. The 45th IAA World Congress took place from March 6-8, 2024 in Penang, Malaysia and was dedicated to the topics of sustainability, diversity, equality & inclusion and focused on ESGs.

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