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Nominations open for miaList 2016

Association calls on event professionals to nominate the unsung heroes of the industry

Pictured: Winners of last year's miaList 2015

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is calling for nominations for its miaList 2016.

Supported by The Meetings Show, the miaList aims to recognise individuals who inspire those around them, go above and beyond the call of duty and have a positive impact on their business. The awards are free to enter.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “We want to learn more about and celebrate the individuals who have helped to make the UK meetings industry exceptional and hold them up as examples of excellence. It is not enough for them to just ‘do their job’. We want to know about the extra enthusiasm and dedication that produces exceptional outcomes.”

Any person working within meetings, hospitality or events in the UK or Ireland is eligible for the miaList 2016. They do not need to be members of the mia. The person nominating cannot nominate themselves.

Nominations will be assessed by a judging panel, who will select a shortlist. Those shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend a judging lunch, where they will meet with the judges and participate in interviews.

The categories are as follows:
Conference & Events people
Food & Beverage (Production) people
Food & Beverage (Service) people
Front of House people
Sales people
Marketing people
Back of House people
Rising Star
Leadership Award
Team Award

Visit for full details and application forms. Completed forms and portfolios of evidence must be submitted by Monday 18 April.

The winners will be announced at the miaList lunch on Friday 16 September at Park Plaza Victoria, London.

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