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Visionary 2013 Winners

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Nominee Call 2014

About Visionary

2014 Visionary Awards voting is now closed.

CELEBRATING THE FORWARD THINKING
WHOSE VISION INSPIRES THE
MEETING + INCENTIVE INDUSTRY

The 2014 Visionary Awards recognize venues, destinations and suppliers that have leveraged technology and innovation in creative and groundbreaking ways to enhance the meeting and event experience.

From apps and pre-event twitter chats to incredibly customized in-flights and on-sites—tell us who you believe is leading the pack in creating meaningful meeting and event experiences.

How It Works

The planning community and our readers will choose one winner in each of the categories listed below. In addition, Prevue’s editors and a panel of industry executives will choose three Pillar Award winners who exemplify the core values of the industry: Return On Experience, Return On Investment and Return On Collaboration.

2014 Visionary Awards voting is now closed.

Nominate a Visionary in each of the following categories:
1. Airlines
2. Convention Centers
3. Cruise Lines
4. Destinations: US
5. Destinations: International
6. Individual Hotels/Resorts: US
7. Individual Hotels/Resorts: International
8. Hotels/Resorts Chain

Pillar Awards: From the pool of nominees, the judges panel will choose one winner in each of the following pillar categories:

ROE Vision

(Return on Experience)
Value can be defined in many ways, including the emotional resonance of an experience.

ROI Vision

(Return on Investment)
This is based on incredible group experiences inherent to a destination, venue and/or supplier that won’t break the bank.

ROC Vision

(Return On Collaboration)
We’ve always been enamored with experiences that educate, enthrall and engage attendees.

2014 Visionary Categories

Our 2014 JudgesPanel of prestigious planners and industry executives.

2014 Visionary Awards voting is now closed.

CELEBRATING THE FORWARD THINKING
AND VISION DEFINING THE
MEETING + INCENTIVE INDUSTRY

Click on our judge’s picture to read more about them

Tracey Smith
Todd Zint
Mike May
Debby Dubose
Sandra Daniel
Anita Scott
Marsha Reynolds
Dahlton Bennington
Vernice Hunt

2014 Winners

2014 Visionary Awards voting is now closed.

CELEBRATING THE FORWARD THINKING
WHOSE VISION INSPIRES THE
MEETING + INCENTIVE INDUSTRY

2014 PILLAR AWARD WINNERS

Return on Investment
Secrets Resorts

Secrets Resorts

Violeta Sales, Corporate Director of Sales, AMResorts

Return on Experience
Business Events Sydney

Sydney

(From Left to Right) Kristian Nicholls, General Manager Business Development, Business Events Sydney; Lyn Lewis-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Business Events Sydney

Return on Collaboration
Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand

Kathy Hill; Manager, MICE Cruise & Groups | The Americas; Air New Zealand

2014 PUBLIC AWARD WINNERS

Airlines-
Delta Air Lines

(From Left to Right) Jimmy Romo, General Manager Specialty Sales, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Gerry Kingston, Manager- Meetings, Association & Incentive Sales , Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Convention Centers-
San Jose McEnery Convention Center

(From Left to Right) Christine Davidson, National Sales Manager, Team San Jose; Cheryl Litter, Associate Director of Sales, Team San Jose; Mark McMinn, Director of Sales, Team San Jose; Harpreet Dhaliwal, Senior Sales Executive, Team San Jose; Carol Lewis-Daye, Senior Sales Manager, Team San Jose; Andrea Gomez, CMP, Director Group Sales, The Fairmont San Jose

Cruise Lines-
Royal Caribbean International

(From Left to Right) Kelly Corbett, Manager Corporate & Incentive Sales, Royal Caribbean International; Stephanie Deaton, Manager Corporate & Incentive Sales, Royal Caribbean International; Pam Kressley, Manager Corporate & Incentive Sales, Royal Caribbean International; Lori Cassidy, Director Global Corporate Incentive & Charter Sales, Royal Carribean International; Agnes Galvez, Sales & Marketing Lead Global Corporate Incentive & Charter Sales, Royal Caribbean International

Destinations: International- Stockholm

(From Left to Right) Andre Landeros Michel, Creative Director; Laurel Herman, President/Editorial Director, Prevue; Magnus Lindbergh, Visit Sweden; Christian Bergstrom, Marketing Manager, Stockholm Convention Bureau

Destinations: U.S.-
Las Vegas

(From Left to Right) Chris Meyer, Vice President of Global Business Sales, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau; Laurel Herman, President & Editorial Director, Prevue

Hotels/Resorts: Chain-
Caesars Entertainment

(From Left to Right) Michael Massari, Senior Vice President of National Meetings and Events, Caesars Entertainment; Laurel Herman, President and Editorial Director, Prevue

Individual Hotels/Resorts: International-
Hard Rock Cancun

Kevin Edmunds, Vice President Meetings & Incentives Group Sales, Hard Rock Cancun

Individual Hotels/Resorts: United States-
Andaz West Hollywood

(From Left) Patrick Knudsen, Director of Sales, Andaz West Hollywood; Trina Camacho-London, Corporate RVP Sales, Andaz West Hollywood