Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre
This summer, PREVUE launched its 1st Annual Visionary Awards contest honoring members in the meeting industry who’ve created programs dedicated to environmental sustainability, social innovation, community building and other areas related to CSR. Fifty nominees in nine categories were chosen by our editorial department, which were open for voting by anyone in the meeting industry.
There are also three overall “Pillar Award” winners selected by our panel of heavyweight meeting professionals, consisting of both planners and industry executives. The awards are given to suppliers providing exceptional Return on Investment, Return on Experience and Return on Collaboration.
We are both inspired and honored to help communicate the vision that all of the nominees share. They are making a positive impact on the communities where they conduct business and they’re changing the world. Please click on the link above to read their individual stories.
Thank you to our judges and everyone who voted. Here are the people and organizations in each of the categories that you’ve deemed Visionary:
AFRICA, ASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
LARGE HOTEL CHAIN
SMALL HOTEL CHAIN
Return On Experience: Business Events Australia
Return On Investment: Big Island of Hawaii
Return On Collaboration: Odyssey Teams
Danielle Adams, CMP, President, Florida/Caribbean Chapter of GMIC
Dahlton Bennington, CMP/CMM, President/CEO, Bennington Meetings & Motivation; Trustee of the Incentive Research Foundation
Julie Carberry, Manager, Travel Operations (MICE) at MotivAction
Lisa Cherry, Vice President/Partner, The Opus Group
Bridget Chrisholm, Owner, BCC Planning
Ann Craig, SMMC, VP, Strategic Meetings Mgmt at Meetings & Incentives
John Huffman, VP of Sales & Sourcing, Meeting Alliance
Eldon Gale, Director of Meeting Mgmt for Nationwide Insurance
Virginia Mampre, Owner, Meetings & Incentive Travel; President/CEO of Mampre Media International
Katherine Manfredi, CMM, Senior Director, Strategic Event Mgmt & CSR at Conference Partners, Inc.
John Pino, Chairman, CEO, Founder of i-Meet
Jim Ruszala, Director of Marketing & Product Development at Maritz Travel Company
Mike Ryan, SVP, Marketing/Strategy, Madison Performance Group
Shawna Suckow, CMP, Founder & President of SPIN (Senior Planners Industry Network) and author of “Planner Pet Peeves”