The meetings industry association (mia) has revealed the list of 23 finalists for the association’s miaList 2014.
The miaList 2014, supported by The Meetings Show, will be revealed at the miaList Celebratory Lunch on 7th April 2014 at Church House Conference Centre.
Jane Longhurst, mia chief executive, commented: “The miaList is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the amazing people that make our industry a success, so I am delighted that the standard for the miaList 2014 has been high. We have received nominations from many worthy candidates and I congratulate them all. We now look to meet the finalists in order to create the miaList 2014, which I believe will be particularly strong this year, I look forward to the Celebratory Lunch at Church House in April where it will be revealed.”
The process to find the final miaList 2014 will now move to the candidate interviews stage. In January, the judges will meet the finalists during two group lunches, one held at Furniture Makers Hall, London and the other at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. Video interviews with each candidate will be conducted and the videos watched by the judges, at a later date, to determine the final miaList 2014.
The 23 finalists who have the chance of inclusion on the miaList 2014 are:
Darren Benyon, Client Services Manager, Chooseyourvenue.Com
Stuart Bonser, Business Development Manager, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest
Lynn Cadwallader, Academy Host, Holiday Inn Bristol Filton
Julie Cassidy, Conference Sales Manger, Aztec Hotel & Spa
Glenn Clark, Food and Beverage Manger, Sheffield International Venues
Lucy Deller, Events Manager, Central Hall Westminster
Gary Dougan, Head Chef, Robinson College Cambridge
Helen Gooch, Conference and Events Sales Manager, De Vere Dunston Hall
Debbie Hattley, Meetings & Events Operations Manager, Thistle Brands Hatch Hotel
Clare Hodgson, Conference and Sales, South Coast Conferences
Danny Horgan, Academy Operations Manager, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Natasha Hughes, Customer Relations Manager, Imago
Helen Mcglynn, Conference Sales Co-Ordinator, The Old Swan Hotel Harrogate
Katie Mcphee, Community Marketing Manager, Eventbrite Inc
Sean Melville, Executive Chef-Food and Beverage Manager, Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel
Chris Mills, Conference & Events Operations Manager, Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport
Jonathan Morris, Commercial Director, 11 Cavendish Square
Denise Nelson Gale, Wedding Co-Ordinator, Midland Hotel Bradford
Karolina Orecchini, Meetings & Events Sales Executive, Jurys Inn Brighton
Franck Rosello, Central Operations and Projects Manager, ETC Venues (CBI Conference Centre)
Gemma Royle, Sales Support Manager, Jurys Inn Watford
Paulina Sowa, Meetings and Events Manager, Ironmongers Hall
Samantha Smith, Sales Office Manager, Whittlebury Hall Conference, Training Centre, Hotel and Spa
Tickets for the lunch can be reserved by contacting the events team on 0845 230 5508 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.