The Meetings Industry Association (mia) is gearing up to celebrate excellence across the meetings industry and honour the individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty at next Friday’s miaList.

The prestigious awards event on 6 October at Park Plaza Victoria will see the industry’s top players come together for a celebratory lunch, entertainment and networking opportunities.

This year’s awards ceremony, now in its seventh year, will reveal the lucky award winners of seven individual and three team awards and recognise them for their hard work.

Among the shortlisted finalists, which can all be found listed on the mia’s website, are multiple examples of major achievements and successes. They include a wedding and events co-ordinator who has doubled the number of weddings at their employer’s venue in a year, a head chef who has dramatically lowered high staff turnover in his hotel’s kitchen and an events co-ordinator who regularly pulls in £100k of bookings at the hotel she works at.

Award categories honour events and meetings professionals in the areas of leadership, rising star, conference and events, sales, back of house, food and beverage production and marketing with judges making the agonising final choice from the strong shortlist. Finalists in the three team categories – Agency, Supplier and Venue – were voted for by peers online.

Attendees at the awards ceremony will not only be among the first to find out who the winners are, but will also have the chance to rub shoulders with the industry’s most talented individuals, plus find out how they have achieved their deserved success.

Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “We are looking forward to announcing this year’s miaList award winners and celebrating excellence in the events industry. The ceremony at the Park Plaza Victoria promises to be an action-packed afternoon and is a great chance to meet and learn more about the inspirational people who work in this sector.”

A few remaining tickets for the awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Victoria on 6 October are still available to purchase from the events team on 0345 230 5508. Individual tickets cost £100+VAT or a table of 10 is £900+VAT.

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