The Meetings & Incentive Travel (M&IT) Industry Awards

The events industry’s biggest awards dinner - more than 1150 professionals attended in 2015!

The only independently verified and audited event industry awards programme.

Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, the awards event brings together the various sectors of the business to measure market reaction in rewarding excellence of service and product and to enjoy fantastic cuisine, fine wines, excellent live entertainment and raise funds for charity. There are 19 awards voted for by the readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, plus special award: M&IT Personality of the Year.
M&IT Awards Brochure 2016

(Click here to see the PDF version)
Click here to see the winners & finalists for the M&IT Awards 2015.
Book your tickets
The M&IT Industry Awards will be held on 26th February 2016 at Battersea Evolution in London. Be part of this glittering, glamorous, black-tie occasion and witness the award presentations for yourself, and network with industry leaders and celebrity guests who gather for this special evening whilst raising funds which for the meeting’s industry’s own charity, Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN).

Book your tickets here now

The M&IT Awards has sold out every year so book your seats early to avoid disappointment.
Early-bird rate available until 31st October 2015
  • Individual seats - £215 + VAT per ticket
  • Price per table- £2,580 + VAT
  • Premium tables (Gold Circle) - £3,096 + VAT
Full rate from 1st November 2015
  • Individual seats - £250 + VAT per ticket
  • Price per table- £3,000 + VAT
  • Premium tables (Gold Circle) - £3,600 + VAT
Please note that the price per table is for any number of guests you wish to seat, up to a maximum of 12 guests.
M&IT Awards 2016 Sponsorship
Click here to see a list of sponsors for the 2016 event
Interested in sponsorship? Review last year's event video here
Full sponsorship benefit
Sponsorship at the M&IT Industry Awards provides a unique opportunity for any organisation associated with the events industry to achieve outstanding exposure to a captive audience of corporate, association and agency decision makers. It is also an opportunity for superb networking and entertaining clients.

Sponsors enjoy amazing promotional activity to reach over 30,000 event industry professionals with each promotional email, great brand awareness on the night to over 1000 people in your industry!

There are a very limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the 2016 event, starting from as little as £1,540 + VAT, please email Maria Voller on for further information and latest availability.
Gala Presentation Dinner
Make sure you attend the networking event of the year – the UK event industry’s
biggest and original awards dinner with over 1200 industry professionals

26th February 2016

Battersea Evolution, London

Networking drinks reception - 18:00
Dinner & awards ceremony - from 19:00
Dance the night away to our live band with carriages at 02:00
Voting for the M&IT Awards Personality of the Year is now open, the winner will be anounced on the night of the awards. You can register your vote here.

If you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the meetings industry, above and beyond their own personal gain, then please keep them in mind for nomination at the M&IT Awards 2016 gala presentation dinner.

You can nominate up to three individuals who you believe fit the criteria. Candidates should have undertaken work during 2015 which has benefited the industry as a whole – outside of their own personal, business or financial gain. Voting will take place later this year.
BDRC Continental, the leading service sector focused research group in the UK, will be presenting awards to the top brands from its VenueVerdict programme, determined by nearly 24,000 customer feedback surveys across 350 UK meeting venues.
Voting for the M&IT Industry Awards 2016 is now open!
Voting is now open and will close on 9th December 2015. The votes are counted and verified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and the finalists will be announced week commencing 11th January 2016.

The winner of the trip for two to Mauritius will be announced on the week commencing 18th January 2016.

To book your tickets for the gala presentation dinner please click here.

CLICK HERE to vote for your favourite suppliers and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip to Mauritius for two with flights. CLICK HERE to read more about the prize.

For further information please contact Liz Coleridge at or call on 0044 (0)1342 306723.
Canvass for votes
Canvassing for the M&IT Industry Awards 2016 is now open.

Your guide for canvassing can be found here.
Guest Information
Guest information will be live from 1st September 2015.

If you are a guest at the M&IT Awards 2016, please review our guest information page. You can submit your guest details online, along with dietary requirements and order a table plan service, if required. It also gives details of the venue and accommodation offer for the night of the awards.
“A leading event for any serious event heads!!!”
Sandra Fontaine, Senior Events Director, Sanofi Pasteur MSD

“A spectacular evening taking industry awards to a new high”
Michael Hirst, Chairman, Business Visits and Events Partnership

“A great opportunity to network with the big players of the industry and celebrate the successes of another busy year all round!”
Nicky Brown, Brand & Client Relations Manager,Forum Events

“One of the very best sponsorships we have ever undertaken”
David Boyce, Dept Director, Tourism Ireland

“A fantastic evening to network with colleagues and celebrate the best venues, destinations, products and services in the industry”
Pamela Carroll, Marketing Manager, ACC Liverpool

“The best networking event in our industry. It is the must attend event with
senior corporate buyers and agencies attending and takes place during
the focal week of the events industry”
Hamish Reid, General Manager, Jersey Conference Bureau

“A fantastic example of how an events industry event should be
delivered and presented!”
Marjory Brown, Senior Event Manager, Events by Appointment

“The biggest by number of Industry attendees I have ever attended!!! The night was very upbeat and it was not just about Gold award winners all nominees and Silver and Bronze winners also were engaged and could celebrate success quite rightly!!!”
Mark Gill, Commercial Director, YES (Your Event Solutions) Ltd
M&IT online auction
The M&IT Industry Awards 2016 auction will open in January and will close in February 2016. The auction will raise funds for the meetings industry’s own charity, Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN).

Prizes are generously donated by suppliers in the industry and the auction is open to anyone to bid on.

Supporting the auction supports you too! By donating a prize to the next M&IT online auction, you will not only be making a valuable difference to the way disadvantaged people live but you will also receive outstanding company exposure during the course of the auction, highlighting your product, logo, images and link to your own site. Please email Liz for more information at

Registered Charity Number: 1110830
For more images of the M&IT Awards 2015, visit the gallery here.