MIA’s Kennedy wins professional award

Meeting Professional International has awarded former Commonwealth Conference & Events Centre managing director Paul Kennedy formal recognition for service to MPI and the meetings industry. The chairman of the Meetings Industry Association was the only UK recipient in the 2004 awards when he received the Marion N Kershner Memorial Chapter Leader award for his ability to motivate others. A founding member of the UK chapter, the award will sit alongside a clutch of others Kennedy has received from MPI. Kennedy, who also has an MBE, is the only MPI member to be granted this award alongside the Tomorrow’s Leader award for making a significant contribution to the MPI. Since the closure of the Commonwealth Centre last year, Kennedy has run his own meetings consultancy.

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