The voting process for the ‘Oscars of the events industry’ is
a drawing to a close on Friday 29 April.
By voting in the M&IT Awards 2022 you can actively be part of
celebrating this amazing industry and those who make it what it is.
"It's the biggest night of the year for eventprofs," said M&IT editor Paul Harvey. "I'm sure everyone out there will want to be able to say 'I voted'. It's an amazing opportunity to show your appreciation for the fantastic people, teams, venues and companies that make our sector what it is. Don't miss out."
There’s also a voting prize up for grabs which will be
awarded at random to one lucky voter. So, if you fancy a five-night stay at the
five-star InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah AL Arab Resort and Spa in Ras Al
Khaimah, UAE – get voting now!
Voting couldn’t be easier, simply head over to the voting
page and submit your vote in as many categories as you choose. This year, a
selection of new categories have been added to reflect the evolving events industry.
These new categories include the best sustainable initiative and the iversity
and inclusion award.
The categories for the 2022 awards are:
Best UK Hotel - One of the big awards of the night,
we’ve finally got back to using hotels this year – which has been your
Best Overseas Hotel - Whether it’s outstanding
service levels and great facilities or top sales teams and stunning social
media posts, let us know your best non-UK property.
Best UK Conference Centre - UK conference centres
have spent the last 12 months getting back on their feet. Show your support for
a standout venue.
Best Overseas Conference Centre – All over the world,
conference centres have stepped up to the Covid-19 challenge in different ways,
from introducing pioneering tech solutions to keeping clients engaged through
innovative social media and marketing campaigns. Make sure your favourite gets
Best Event Provider - For most production companies,
AV firms, team building companies and F&B suppliers it’s been a year of
transition – whether a show of support or recognition of a job well done we
want to know your pick.
Best Tech Provider - Event companies and venues have
been implementing countless tech solutions during Covid – whose offering has
impressed you the most? Whether it’s hybrid solutions or Covid-safe security,
it’s time to reward those that have gone the extra tech mile.
NEW:Best Incentive Provider - It’s been a
tough year in reward and recognition – but where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Who has impressed you with their incentive offer?
Best Intermediary Agency < 40 employees - Smaller
agencies have had another tough 12 months – but there have still been
opportunities out there. Who has thrived this year?
Best Intermediary Agency > 40 employees - Larger
agencies are still working, still keeping in touch with clients, still putting
on virtual and in-person events – and all the while pivoting to stay relevant.
Show your appreciation for all their hard work.
Best UK Convention Bureau - The country’s convention
bureaux have continued to pivot to hybrid, keep in touch with clients, provide
coronavirus advice and work with venues. Who’s caught your eye this year?
Best Overseas Convention Bureau - Overseas convention
bureaux have been able to engage with the UK market again this year – who’s
made an impression in your book?
Best UK Unusual Venue - All those venues that fall
outside the hotel or conference centre boxes – this year they’ve had to think
outside the box. And how they’ve responded. Who’s stood out from the crowd?
Best Hotel Brand - Which hotel brand do you find
yourself going back to again and again? Who combines service levels, facilities
and reliability like no other?
Best Airline - As we get back to flying, which
airline ranks sky high in your estimation?
Best Destination Management Company - Whether it’s
logistical support or drawing up creative programmes for corporate events,
incentives or associations, which DMC has used its knowledge, expertise and
resources best to boost your event? Make sure your favourite gets a mention!
NEW: Best Sustainable Initiative - With event waste,
renewable energy and carbon emissions all top of the agenda for eventprofs, we
want to know who’s leading the way in making the sector more sustainable.
Whether it’s a beehive on the roof or a living wall at a venue, tell us about
those innovative policies that are driving change across the industry, and our
panel of judges will pick out a winner.
NEW: Diversity and Inclusion Award - We’re recognising the individual, group or company that has
made the biggest difference on DEI this year. Tell us who leads initiatives or
events that increase the awareness, understanding or promotion of diversity. To win tell us in 500 words or less and attach any supporting
Team of the year - We’re rewarding the team in the
industry that has elevated events and event professionals, be it corporate,
agency, association, events, marketing, sales or otherwise – who’s stood out
for you this year?
Personality of the year - As ever, we’ll be rewarding
the person within the industry who has been the most prominent and done the
most to elevate events and event professionals within the industry and to a
wider audience. In a year like no other, who’s had a year like no other?
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.