Nominations close on December 12, 2018

All applications close on December 31, 2018

Celebrate MPI Community at the RISE Awards

The RISE Awards recognize community members from across the globe, celebrating the spirit of leadership, impact, and innovation. Award candidates are reviewed by the RISE Awards Judging Panel, an MPI international volunteer committee, with their decisions ratified by the MPI Board of Directors and recognized at that year’s WEC.

Award Categories

Member of the Year

Recognize an MPI member whose volunteered efforts made valuable grassroots contributions and who demonstrates commitment toward improving a chapter, club, community or region.

Young Professional Achievement

Recognize an MPI member 40 years of age or younger with 5 or less years of professional experience who has made outstanding contributions to the meetings and events industry.  

Meeting Industry Leadership

Recognize an MPI member who advanced the global meetings and events industry community through sustained commitment and substantial contributions.

Innovative Educational Programming

Recognize an MPI chapter, club, or student club that has created innovative programming which advances the education and professional development of its members.

Membership Achievement

Recognize an MPI chapter, club, or student club for achievement in membership growth, engagement, and retention demonstrated by overall membership numbers or effective campaigns, programming, and involvement in activities.

Marketplace Excellence

Recognize an MPI chapter or club for providing an exceptional business exchange for members that demonstrate innovation and creativity in its development, planning, and delivery.

Industry Advocate

Recognize an MPI chapter, club, or student club for achievements in advancing the meeting and event industry by promoting an understanding of its impact; participation in Global Meetings Industry Day; or strategic use and implementation of tools and resources provided by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition.

2018 RISE Awards Recipients 

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