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Chapter Awards

MPI Header Black (1)MPI Upstate NY supports and applauds members who make an extraordinary effort on behalf of our organization and the events industry. Do you know of an industry peer who is a deserving hospitality professional?

Take the time to nominate an individual using this Nomination Form. The deadline for submission is January 18, 2019. Awards will be presented at the MPI Upstate NY 2019 Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Gala on April 4, 2019.

The Events Awards Committee guides the development of these awards to reflect the ever-evolving events industry and represents the talented individuals who work to elevate our industry.

 

 

Nominate individuals for the following awards:

Industry Leader

This award recognizes an individual that has made a remarkable contribution to the meeting, convention and events industry over a sustained period-of-time. The Outstanding Industry Professional celebrates an individual who has dedicated his/her career to the events industry. This person has demonstrated best practices, provided guidance and inspiration to others, and is seen as a leader in the industry.

This award is presented to an individual and is the most coveted in our awards’ program.

Industry Leader - Eligibility Criteria 2019

Entries may be submitted by or on behalf of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the meeting, convention and events industry over an extended period-of-time. You may self-nominate.

  • Short description of your submission (may be used to highlight nominee during the ceremony) - maximum 400 characters.
  • Description of nominee (how is nominee outstanding and deserving of the recognition) – maximum 2,000 characters.
  • Include Industry involvement, achievements, and certifications/education, Website, LinkedIn and/or Facebook profile links (if applicable).
  • Optional: reference letter.

Industry Leader - Judging Criteria 2019

  1. Degree to which the nominee has made a remarkable contribution that has enduring benefit to the meeting, convention and events industry. (20%)
  2. Evidence of a high level of achievement in the meeting, convention and events industry during the year. (20%)
  3. The potential to contribute to the meeting, convention and events industry in the future. (20%)
  4. Demonstrated commitment to continued innovation in the meeting, convention and events industry. (10%)
  5. Suitability as an ambassador for the meeting, convention and events industry as an example and a spokesperson. (10%)
  6. Demonstrated commitment to continued environmentally sustainable practice in the meeting, convention and events industry. (10%)
  7. Degree to which claims made in the entry are supported with evidence such as reasons for the claim, statistics, independent commentary or stakeholder feedback. (10%)

Partner of the Year Award

An MPI Uptate NY Chapter member (Planner or Supplier) who has consistently contributed time and experience to upstate New York’s meeting industry. This individual has shown commitment and involvement to the profession through their volunteer efforts.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an MPI Upstate NY Chapter member in good standing.
  • Contributions performed during the current fiscal year will be considered.

Volunteer of the Year Award

 

This annual membership award recognizes our chapter’s volunteer members and sponsors as well as the overall successes of another great year. As an association, we know it takes many volunteers to contribute to the success of our chapter as we highlight one member who has volunteered their time and gone the extra mile. 

This award recognizes the commitment of that member in influencing the life of the Chapter. This is based on the ability of the recipient to motivate others, stimulate volunteer functions and give a sense of direction and act as a catalyst to cause exceptional results that benefit the Chapter.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be an MPI Upstate NY Chapter member in good standing.
  • Continuing MPI Upstate NY Chapter Service.
  • Continuing Professional Education.
  • Contributions performed during the current fiscal year will be considered.
  • Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible.

Planner of the Year Award

This award recognizes a planner member who represents leadership and excellence in the meeting planning profession along with a commitment to the local meeting community and an outstanding record of customer service in their industry. Nominations are received from the membership and will be reviewed and voted on by the awards committee. All chapter planner members are eligible. Nominees will be considered for professional experience, involvement in MPI, industry engagement, community service and recognition by their peers.  

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individual must be an MPI Upstate NY Chapter member in good standing.
  • In order to be considered, a nomination by a chapter member must be submitted.
  • Contributions performed during the current fiscal year will be considered.
  • Members of the Board of Directors are not eligible.

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is presented to a chapter member (planner or supplier) who exhibits a strong sense of initiative on behalf of the MPI Upstate NY Chapter and the meetings industry during the previous year. This individual shows promise as a future leader based on a record of committee service, overall volunteerism and participation in Chapter activities. The Rising Star recipient is selected by the MPI Upstate NY Board of Directors.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must be an active member in good standing.
  • The member has made significant continuous contributions to the chapter through MPI Upstate NY Chapter by events attended, leadership and/or committee participation, professional designations, member recruitment, etc.
  • Members of the Board of Directors and past GMID award winners are not eligible.
 

Each year, MPI honors its best and brightest chapters and volunteers through the Recognizing Industry Success & Excellence (RISE) Awards.

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