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Record voter numbers decide M&IT Industry Awards finalists


The finalists in each category of the Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry Awards 2011 have been announced, with a record 3,930 readers of M&IT casting more than 8,300 votes, with more than 1,900 organisations nominated. The winners will be revealed at the gala presentation dinner on Monday 28 February at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.


The M&IT Industry Awards 2011 finalists are:


Best UK Hotel

The Celtic Manor Resort

Chewton Glen

The Gleneagles Hotel

The Grove


Best Overseas Hotel

Fairmont, Monte Carlo

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora, Tenerife

Hotel Arts Barcelona

The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, County Wicklow


Best UK Conference Centre

Imago at Burleigh Court

Harrogate International Centre

RBS Williams F1 Conference Centre

Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC)


Best UK Management Training Centre

Conference Aston

Highgate House, A Sundial Venue

Scarman, Warwick Conferences

The Møller Centre


Best Overseas Conference Centre

Bella Center, Copenhagen

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)

Grimaldi Forum Monaco

Las Vegas Convention Center


Best Venue Group Meeting Product

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Hotels

Marriott Hotels International

Sundial Group


Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees)

Absolute Corporate Events

Principal Promotions

Technovation (CPM)

YES (Your Event Solutions)


Best Intermediary Agency (more than 40 employees)

Banks Sadler


Venues Event Management



Best Destination Management Company

Allied Europe

Cititravel DMC

TLC Events in Portugal

Vista Events


Best UK-based Airline


British Airways


Virgin Atlantic


Best Overseas Based Airline


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines


Singapore Airlines


Best Academic Venue

Conference Aston

Imago at Burleigh Court

Keele Conferences

The Conference Park, Warwick Conferences


Best UK Convention Bureau

Conference Leeds

The Staffordshire Stoke on Trent Conference Bureau

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau

Yorkshire South Tourism


Best Overseas Convention Bureau

BarcelonaTurisme Convention Bureau

Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Monaco Tourist Authority

Rotterdam Marketing

Vienna Convention Bureau


Best UK Unusual Venue

Altitude 360 London

Alton Towers Resort

Natural History Museum

The Monastery Manchester


Best Event Provider

Saville Audio Visual

Sound & Vision

Trigger Concepts



Best Value for Money Conference Venue

Highgate House, A Sundial Venue

Keele Conferences

Scarman, Warwick Conferences

Leicester Conferences, University of Leicester


Best Food and Beverage Supplier

Create Food and Party Design

Heathcotes Outside

Kudos Hospitality



Best Conference and Banqueting Staff

Conference Aston

Imago at Burleigh Court

Keele Conferences

The Conference Park, Warwick Conferences


Celebrating ‘the net work age’, the M&IT Awards rewards excellence of service and product, while raising money for charity Save the Children. The target this year is £40,000 to implement the delivery of treated mosquito nets in three districts across Tanzania, reaching 5,000 pregnant women and 15,000 children under five.


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The Spanish Tourist Office is headline sponsor for the first time this year, along with new sponsor of the M&IT Industry Personality of the Year, Jersey Conference Bureau. Sponsors include: Air Malta, BI, Davies Tanner, drpgroup, EIBTM, Emeco Travel Egypt, Event Assured, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, Hever Castle, MCI (UK), Kudos Hospitality, Novotel London West, P&MM, The Ice Box,, WorldEvents, Xerox UK & Europe and Zibrant.

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