MIA recognises 25 individuals at anniversary lunch

The Meetings Industry Association (MIA) celebrated its 21st anniversary by revealing a list of people, it believes have made a special contribution to the C&I industry.

MIA unveils list at 21st anniversary lunch
MIA unveils list at 21st anniversary lunch

The MIA List recognises 25 individuals, nominated by members of the organisation.

"The list is an opportunity to acknowledge the great people that make our industry what it is," MIA chief executive Jane Longhurst told 120 guests who attended a celebratory lunch at the Victory Services Club in London on 21 March.

The full list of individuals recognised by the MIA is:

Mary Fuller, Conference Administrator, Robinson College

Jonathan Morris, Commercial Director, The King’s Fund

Nicky Harding, Conference Torquay Manager, Conference Torquay

Allisha Jones, Front Desk Administrator, The Gateway Conference Centre

Jude Pollard, Commercial Manager, Warwick Mill

Samme Allen, Business Development Manager, Barbican Centre

Paul Cook, Managing Director, Planet Planit

Nicky Lockwood, Manager, Conference Leeds

Gill Smillie, Chief Executive, Conference Venues Countrywide

Peter Rand, Retired – previously Chairman of Rand

Michael Hirst, Chairman, BVEP

Simon Mills, Head of Business Visits and Events and Partner Marketing, Visit Britain

Rob Shorter, Hotel Concierge, Royal Garden Hotel

Franziska Haas, Events Coordinator, The Monastery

Charlotte Box, Events Co-ordinator, East Malling Conference Centre

Tony Dangerfield, CEO, De Vere Venues

Ben Goedegebuure, Director of Sales, SECC

James Kelly, Deputy Conference & Banqueting Manager, The Lowry Hotel

Tony Rogers, Conference and Event Consultant, Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services

Amy Leatham, Conference and Events Account Executive, The Grand Hotel Brighton

Anna Clover, Manager, IET Venues

Sharon Cameron, Regional Director of Sales, The Palace Hotel Manchester

Katrina Gorzelanczyk, Head Housekeeper, Conference Aston

Debra Jones, General Manager, The Beeches

Julie Laurence, Account Executive, The MIA


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