Ovation Global DMC wants to know. Following the success of its 2009 and 2010 awards, the DMC has unveiled its third annual Huggability Award campaign, recognizing individuals who make a real impact within the meetings industry. Among the nominations already received:
• Michael Burke, conference and travel services manager for The Hanover Insurance Group in Boston, nominated for "being a true professional who does a huge amount of charity work particularly through his golf classic"
• Fernanda Nielsen, account executive for SEI Meetings & Incentives in Dallas, nominated for "her work beyond the call of duty"
• Bonnie Boyd, president and CEO of BBC Destination Management in New Orleans, nominated for "infectious Southern drawl and larger than life personality"
• Renato Grieco of Ovation Switzerland, nominated for being "well known and much loved" and his "impeccably planned Christmas party costumes"
Nominations can be made through Sept. 28 at www.ovationdmc.com.
The winner will be announced during the inaugural IMEX America, Oct. 11-13 in Las Vegas, where Ovation will exhibit at stand 415.