The Events Vendors Association of Ghana (EVAG) has held the second edition of the Ghana Event Industry Conference (G.E.I.C) Gala and Awards Night. The G.E.I.C Gala and Awards is the event’s industry’s most prestigious awards programme to recognize excellent event stakeholders in country.
The awards programme is organized annually with the aim of empowering and rewarding events stakeholders who have given off their best work within the year.
Speaking at the ceremony in Accra, President of EVAG, Kate Hassan said the platform is to inspire industry players to grow the industry as well as increase the performance ability of the stakeholders. She acknowledged steps taken by members of her team in ensuring that this year’s event was successful.
“EVAG has grown and evolved tremendously in two years, courtesy of the executive board and members of the association. As a result, we decided to organize the awards and gala night, in honour of our professionals who have significantly excelled and proven their skills even amidst a global pandemic,” she said.
She further urged government to expedite the payment of the government’s stimulus package to its members since a number of them are yet to overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We fall under the hospitality industry and government has put certain measures in place to help us or to support us and that is what we are still looking forward to getting that support in the campaign,” she added.
On his part, Kwesi Pratt Yamoah, also known as Myster Pratt, who was adjudged the best Master of Ceremonies (MC) at the ceremony appealed to government to keep investing in the creative arts sector to unearth many more talents for the country. He expressed his profound gratitude to all individuals who have appreciated his stage craftsmanship.
“I am very excited to win this all-important award after seven years in the events industry. This is a dream come true. My greatest appreciation goes to God, my family, fans and The Emcees network and everyone who contributed in diverse ways to make this happen. I’m indeed honored,” he said.
This year’s G.E.I.C Gala and Awards Night was held at The Avenue (Burma Hills) on the theme ‘Caesars Palace’.
The winners are Best Event Blogger, GhanaWeddings; Best Live Band Group, Lipstick Band Gh; Best Event Destination Venue, Aqua Safari Hotel; Best Event Grill Vendor, Grills by Margo; Best Event Music Artiste, Kwame Eugene; Best Event Coordinator, Think Mahogany; Best Event Drink Supplier, Bottles Solutions; Best Events Hotel, Labadi beach Hotel; and Best Local Drink Vendor, Serz Events.
Best Event Stylist/Decorator, Meraki Events; Best Event Mobile Bar/Cocktail Supplier, The Mobile Bar; Best Event Make-up Artist, Cutie Bridal; Best Event Hairstylist, Hair by Ani Nessa; Best Event Outfit Designer (male category), Royaltybynanasei; Best Event Outfit (female category), Reve Gh; Best Event Rental & Logistics Supplier, Nellys Unique Rentals; Best Balloon Stylist, Balloons GH; Best Event Photographer, Focus n Blur; and Best Event Videographer, Blayz Pictures.
Best Cake Designer & Baker, Sweet in tins; Special Effects Designer, Light Up; Best Event Security Company, Goldmaxx Security; Best Event Lighting Designer, Gigkits Lighting; Best Event Vendor C/R, NapNak Events; Best Event Vendor A/R, Steve Florals; Best Event Vendor V/R, Royal Soundz and Events; Best Event Vendor N/R, Love and Care Events; Best Event Vendor W/R, Eribel Creatives; Best Event Vendor B/R, Whitelotus Eventz; Best MC, Myster Pratt; Best Traditional MC, MC Cool Body; and Best Event DJ, DJ Wuushman (Jonell Sounds).
Best Kiddie Party Planner, Achieluvs Kids Parties; Best Purpose Built Event Venue, Unique Floral Centre; Most Innovative Event Stylist, Couture Event; Best Rising Star & Stylist, Decor Vibes Events; Dessert & Sweet Connoisseur, Randas Cakes and More; Best Event Waiting Company, Elite Professional Waiters; Best Event Ushering Company, Mélange Management; Best Corporate Event Planner, Jandel Limited; Best Florist, Decor Talk; Best Event Stationary & Designer, Goddy’s Creative Barn; Best Backdrop Designer, Design by JR; Best Event Planner, Whitechalk the Planner; and Best Event Caterer, Zesuza Catering Services.
The night also saw the presentation of special awards. Emerging Brand of the Year, Cake Elements; Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, Faisa (FnFTV); Most COVID Oriented Programme of the Year, Chit Chat Africa; Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, Zero Hunger GH; Innovation Award (Light-Up Ghana); Jandel; Woman of Excellence, Genet Services (Woman in Worship); Most Vibrant Group In Evag, The Elevated Gang; Outstanding Contribution to the Event Industry, Minister for Tourism, Barbara Gyasi-Oteng; and Outstanding Contribution to the Ghana Event Industry Conference, Despite Group of Companies.