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Chapter Awards

MPI NENY 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 the nomination form linked here. The deadline for submission is March 6, 2018. Awards will be presented at the MPI NENY 2018 Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) Gala on April 12, 2018.

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 who has made a remarkable contribution to the meeting, convention and events industry over a sustained period-of-time. The Outstanding Industry Leader celebrates an individual who has dedicated his or her career to the events industry. This person has demonstrated best practices, provides 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 award program.

Industry Leader - Eligibility Criteria 2018

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.

  • Description of nominee (how is nominee outstanding and deserving of the recognition) – maximum 3,000 characters.
  • Include industry involvement, achievements, and certifications/education.
  • Website, LinkedIn and/or Facebook profile links (if applicable).
  • Optional: reference letter.

Industry Leader - Judging Criteria 2018

  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%)


President’s Award

This award is presented at the sole discretion of the MPI NENY Chapter President to a chapter member who has provided exceptional support to the President in the execution of his or her duties.


Most Valued Partner Award

An MPI NENY 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 in the profession through their volunteer efforts. 

Judging Criteria:  

  • Must be an MPI NENY 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 went 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, give a sense of direction, and act as a catalyst for exceptional results that benefit the Chapter. 

Judging Criteria:  

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


Most Enthusiastic New Member

Selected by the Membership Team, this person will have dedicated time and made commitments to advance the goals and success of our chapter.

Eligibility: New Chapter Member within the last two years.



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

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