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Kellen Europe congratulates the winner of the EPAD award for 'Trade Association of the Year'


06 Nov 2008


Public Affairs
Trade & Society

Kellen Europe congratulates the winner of the EPAD award for 'Trade Association of the Year'

Brussels November 6th 2008: Yesterday evening the inaugural edition of the European Public Affairs Directory (EPAD) Awards Ceremony took place in Brussels. Kellen Europe, as the premier association management company, proudly sponsored the category "Trade Association and Professional Body of the year" thus contributing to elevate the profession of association executive.

Alfons Westgeest, Managing Partner of Kellen Europe said “By sponsoring this category of the EPAD awards Kellen Europe continues to support excellence in the management of associations and professional societies.”

The three final nominees of the EPAD Awards 2008 for the Trade Association and Professional Body of the year category were: FAEP - the European Federation of Magazine Publishers, ETNO - European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association and GIE - Gas Industry Europe. Prior to the awards ceremony Kellen  Europe met the three  associations nominated for an award in this category and constituted  that the three nominees are not only run by very talented executives  but each one of them is an extremely effective organization  with  innovative ideas and creative best practices implemented with passion.

The award went to FAEP. Upon receiving the award David Mahon, Executive Director said “FAEP is thrilled to win this first EPAD award for Trade Association Excellence. We are happy that our innovative approach to EU representation for our members has been recognized in this way by our peers. Our thanks to Kellen, the sponsors for this category and our thanks to our members for their input to our Brussels work – Input which has enabled us to lobby better and get more results for constituents. We wish the EPAD awards many more years of lauding the difficult tasks of EU lobbyists.”

Kellen sincerely hope that the achievements of these three associations and its ideas and innovative practices will inspire other associations worldwide.

----------------------------------------About Kellen Company------------------------------------------
 Kellen Company currently serves more than 100 client associations representing over 10,000 companies from its five offices worldwide.  Among the services Kellen offers are association management, government affairs, public relations, strategic advice, meetings management, creative communications and Web site development and marketing.

 Kellen Company is the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia

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Kellen Europe prepared individual profiles of each of the three nominees. These are accessible on