Applications for the C&IT Awards can be made here, with a deadline of 30 May.
The Agency of the Year award will make its debut this September when the event comes to The Grand Connaught Rooms. Other new categories include Best UK Conference Hotel/Venue and Best Overseas Conference Hotel/Venue. Both awards will recognise a hotel or venue team that has flown the flag for their venue to the fullest.
Entrants must provide examples of how it has provided conference clients with value, excellent facilities and service, as well as how it has used innovative marketing methods used to promote the profile of the venue and boost group bookings.
Meanwhile, the previous Destination Marketing Team category is now split between two new categories: Best UK C&I Destination and Best Overseas C&I Destination.