Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Hall of Fame Awards program.
The Canadian MICE industry’s longest-running independent awards program, it includes six categories open to planners and suppliers as well as an Industry Planner honour and a Veterans Award, which is given at the discretion of the judges. Since its launch in 2009, M+IT‘s Hall of Fame has honoured 63 members of the meetings, events and incentives community.
Hall of Fame categories are:
- THE BIG IDEA: Honours an individual planner or supplier who has come up with and helped to implement an idea that has improved the productivity, profitability, culture and/or operational systems of a specific company/business.
- INDUSTRY BUILDER: Honours an individual planner or supplier who has developed best practices, created professional guidelines and/or built a product, service or organization that has improved the way the industry does day-to-day business, added to the industry’s overall foundation, and left a legacy.
- INDUSTRY INNOVATOR: Honours an individual planner or supplier who has developed and implemented a service, product or concept that modernizes the industry and moves it forward.
- INDUSTRY MENTOR: Honours an individual planner or supplier who through his or her expertise, profession influence or academic position has provided others with the opportunity, inspiration or ability to pursue excellence.
- INDUSTRY PLANNER: Honours a meeting or incentive travel planner who represents everything a planning professional should be.
- INDUSTRY VOLUNTEER: Honours an individual planner or supplier who gives freely of his or her time or expertise in the promotion of industry associations, groups, professional industry chapters or charity work.
- INDUSTRY RISING STAR: Honours a planner or supplier, with a total of two to five years of experience in the industry, who has demonstrated leadership and the desire to become an ambassador for the industry.
The Call for Nominations closes FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018. The 2018 inductees will be announced on the first day of Incentiveworks, Canada’s leading trade show and conference for event professionals. Incentiveworks 2018 runs August 14-15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Complete information on inductees, categories and other frequently asked questions is available on halloffame.meetingscanada.com. M+IT’s Hall of Fame is only open to planners and suppliers working in the Canadian meetings and incentive travel industry.