M&IT Awards finalists announced as industry players vie for honours

The finalists of the M&IT Awards 2020 have been revealed, with bronze, silver and gold awards up for grabs in each of the following categories.

More than 1,300 event industry professionals will celebrate the industry’s finest at the most prestigious and glamorous event in the meetings and events calendar, hosted by none other than the talented Gethin Jones.

This year, a total of 5,556 people placed more than 13,000 votes, so to be named as a finalist is a tremendous accolade in itself.

The awards will take place at Evolution London on Friday 28 February. You can book your tickets for this spectacular evening here.

The finalists are as follows:

Best UK Hotel

Finalist Celtic Manor Resort

Finalist Chewton Glen

Finalist Coombe Abbey Hotel

Finalist Four Seasons Hampshire

Finalist Landmark London

Finalist The Grand Hotel & Spa York


Best Overseas Hotel

Finalist Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Finalist Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

Finalist Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Finalist Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin

Finalist Hotel Arts Barcelona

Finalist Jumeriah Beach, Dubai

Finalist Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Finalist Sandals Grande Antigua

Finalist W Hotel Barcelona


Best UK Conference Centre

Finalist ACC Liverpool

Finalist ExCeL London

Finalist Imago Venues – Burleigh Court

Finalist Scottish Event Campus

Finalist The ICC Birmingham

Finalist Wyboston Lakes Resort


Best Overseas Conference Centre

Finalist Bella Center Copenhagen

Finalist CCIB – Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona

Finalist Fira Barcelona

Finalist Grimaldi Forum Monaco

Finalist RAI Amsterdam

Finalist The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)


Best Venue Group Meeting Product

Finalist Celtic Manor Resort

Finalist De Vere Venues

Finalist Etc Venues

Finalist Hilton Worldwide

Finalist InterContinental Hotel Group

Finalist Marriott International

Finalist QHotels

Finalist Radisson Hotel Group


Best Intermediary Agency (fewer than 40 employees)

Finalist First Choice Conference & Events

Finalist Parallel Blue

Finalist Principal. Global Events

Finalist Venues and Events International

Finalist Yes Your Event Solutions

Finalist Ziabia Events Consultancy


Best Intermediary Agency (more than 40 employees)

Finalist Banks Sadler

Finalist BCD Meetings & Events

Finalist Capita Travel and Events/NYS

Finalist Clive Agency

Finalist Conference Care

Finalist DRPG

Finalist Imagination

Finalist Inntel


Best Destination Management Company

Finalist 24 Degrees

Finalist Alpine Sterling DMC Malta

Finalist ECMeetings Malta

Finalist Factor 3 Events

Finalist Kuoni Destination Management

Finalist Vista Events DMC Greece


Best Airline

Finalist British Airways

Finalist Emirates

Finalist Etihad Airways

Finalist Qatar Airways

Finalist Singapore Airlines

Finalist Virgin Atlantic


Best Academic Venue

Finalist Conference Oxford

Finalist Imago Venues – Burleigh Court

Finalist Northumbria University

Finalist NTU Events and Conferences

Finalist Technology & Innovation Centre – University Of Strathclyde

Finalist Warwick Conferences


Best UK Convention Bureau

Finalist Glasgow Convention Bureau

Finalist Convention Edinburgh

Finalist Hull & East Yorkshire Conferences

Finalist Liverpool Convention Bureau

Finalist London & Partners

Finalist NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau

Finalist VisitBrighton


Best Overseas Convention Bureau

Finalist Business Events Canada

Finalist Conventions Malta

Finalist Copenhagen Convention Bureau

Finalist Dubai Business Events

Finalist Monaco Tourist Authority

Finalist Rotterdam Partners

Finalist Switzerland Convention Bureau

Finalist The Hague Convention Bureau


Best UK Unusual Venue

Finalist Alton Towers Resort

Finalist Cliveden

Finalist Coombe Abbey Hotel

Finalist Natural History Museum

Finalist Tobacco Dock

Finalist Victoria Warehouse Manchester


Best Event Provider

Finalist AVT Connect

Finalist DRPG

Finalist Firebird Events

Finalist KDM Events

Finalist Off Limits Group

Finalist Universal Live


Best Food & Beverage Supplier

Finalist Amadeus

Finalist Create

Finalist Imago Venues

Finalist Kudos

Finalist Leiths

Finalist rhubarb

Finalist Searcys