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M&IT Awards 2019 finalists announced, celebrating the industry’s finest

10 January 2019

M&IT Awards 2019 finalists announced, celebrating the industry’s finest

The finalists have been announced for the M&IT Awards 2019, taking place on Friday 1 March at Battersea Evolution, London.

More than 1,200 events industry professionals will celebrate the industry’s finest at the most prestigious event in the meetings and events calendar.

The finalists are as follows:

      Best airline

  • British Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Qatar Airways

      Best UK Convention Bureau

  • Convention Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Convention Bureau
  • Liverpool Convention Bureau
  • London & Partners
  • Marketing Manchester
  • Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau

       Best Overseas Convention Bureau

  • Canada Business Events
  • Conventions Malta
  • Copenhagen Convention Bureau
  • Dubai Business Events
  • Dublin Convention Bureau
  • Monaco Tourist Authority
  • Rotterdam Partners
  • The Hague Convention Bureau

      Best Academic Venue

  • Conference Oxford
  • Imago Venues Loughborough
  • Nottingham Conference Centre
  • Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde
  • The Møller Centre , University of Cambridge
  • Warwick Conferences

      Best UK Unusual Venue

  • Alton Towers Resort
  • Cliveden
  • Coombe Abbey Hotel
  • Natural History Museum
  • Spitbank Fort
  • The Monastery Manchester
  • Tobacco Dock

     Best Venue Group Meeting Product

  • De Vere Venues
  • Hilton Worldwide Sales
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott Hotels
  • QHotels
  • Radisson Blu

      Best Food & Beverage Supplier

  • Amadeus
  • Create
  • Imago Venues
  • Kudos Know How
  • Leith’s
  • Rhubarb

     Best Event Provider

  • AVT Connect
  • Firebird Events
  • KDM Events
  • Planet Pursuits
  • Shocklogic
  • Team Tactics
  • Universal Live

     Best Destination Management Company

  • 24 Degrees Dubai
  • Alpine Sterling DMC Malta & Gozo
  • ECMeetings Malta
  • Factor 3 Events
  • Kuoni Destination Management UK
  • Vista Events DMC Greece

   Best Intermediary Agency [fewer than 40 employees]

  • First Choice Conference & Events
  • In2Events
  • Parallel Blue
  • Principal. Global Events
  • Venues and Events International
  • YES Your Events Solutions

     Best Intermediary Agency [more than 40 employees]

  • Banks Sadler
  • BCD M&E
  • Capita/NYS
  • Conference Care
  • Grass Roots Meetings and Events
  • Inntel

     Best UK Conference Centre

  • ACC Liverpool
  • ExCeL London
  • Imago Venues
  • QEII Centre
  • Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow
  • The ICC Birmingham

     Best Overseas Conference Centre

  • Bella Center, Copenhagen
  • CCIB – Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona
  • Fira Barcelona
  • Grimaldi Forum Monaco
  • RAI Amsterdam
  • The Convention Centre Dublin

      Best Overseas Hotel

  • Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
  • Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
  • Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin
  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Sandals Grande Antigua
  • W Barcelona

    Best UK Hotel

  • Celtic Manor Resort
  • Chewton Glen
  • Coombe Abbey Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
  • Southampton Harbour Hotel
  • The Belfry Hotel & Resort

The M&IT Awards is the only independently audited industry awards programme and is attended by key personnel from around the world.

Organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, the awards event brings together the various sectors of the business to measure market reaction in rewarding excellence of service and product, as well as to enjoy fantastic cuisine, fine wines, excellent live entertainment and raise funds for charity.

There are a number of awards voted for by the readers of Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine, plus a special award: M&IT Personality of the Year.

The evening commences with a champagne reception, followed by dinner and entertainment. This is followed by the main awards ceremony, dancing to live entertainment and networking at the after show party.

To purchase tickets please visit our website  and stay tuned to the build up on Twitter under the hashtag #MITAwards2019

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Maria Voller-

The current sponsors include:

Headline sponsor – ICC Wales. Diamond sponsorship CANNES CONVENTION BUREAU & CONGRESS CENTRE. Other sponsor include GL events Venues, Global DMC Partners, Meliá Hotels International, TechPro Events, Battersea Evolution, Smart Catering, ExCeL, Hawthorn, The Icebox, The Mermaid London, ALHI, MCI UK, Ashfield Meetings & Events, Barbican, euromic – the power of local knowledge, drp, BI WORLDWIDE, Tourism Ireland, The Meetings Show, BCD Meetings and Events, Noble Events, Air Charter Service, SIVLive, Anna Valley, Thorns Group and Shocklogic.

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