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PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC

  

The PCMA Education Foundation will honor the stars of our industry at the Visionary Awards. Join us as we shine the spotlight on our Lifetime Achievement and Professional Excellence honorees and pay tribute to their extraordinary contributions.

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Lifetime Achievement

Nominations are now closed. 

 The PCMA Education Foundation annually recognizes our colleagues with distinguished lifetime career accomplishments and noteworthy contributions to the business events industry. As few as one honoree, as many as three will be celebrated annually; individuals must be or have been a meetings professional, supplier or educator. Individuals do not need to be current members of PCMA.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrates leadership through their roles within PCMA, the PCMA Education Foundation and/or Chapters
  • Contributes to the advancement of the Business Events Industry
  • Demonstrates leadership within their own organization
  • Contributes to the professional development of others


Professional Excellence

Nominations are now closed. 



 Event Designer of the Year

The Event Designer of the Year Award honors a PCMA member in the business events industry for an executed innovative event design in 2016. 

  • Criteria:
    • Develops and showcases new trends in event design with a focus on attendee experience
    • Works within event budget to create immersive designs (both large budget and smaller budget)
    • Shapes events of the future through event design
    • Shares knowledge with others

 Community Advocate of the Year

The Community Advocate Award honors a PCMA member in the business events industry who has developed and managed a unique and impactful program in 2016 benefiting the community in which their meeting was held.

  • Criteria:
    • Creates and executes a program through an event that gives-back to the host city community
    • Gains participation and support from constituency
    • Obtains statistics on impact of project, outcomes
    • Plans unique and creative project

 Meeting Professional of the Year

The Meeting Professional of the Year Award honors a PCMA professional member who exemplifies professional excellence in their contributions to their organization, PCMA and the business events community in 2016.

  • Criteria:
    • Demonstrates professional excellence in all business interactions
    • Seeks and executes solutions to event challenges
    • Changes and improves meetings year over year
    • Successfully markets the meeting to constituents
    • Values and respects vendor/supplier relationships
    • Shares the values of PCMA:  Passionate, Connected, Ethical, and Knowledgeable
    • Other:  PCMA volunteerism – industry activity

 Supplier of the Year

The Supplier of the Year Award honors a PCMA supplier member who exemplifies professional excellence in their contributions to their organization, PCMA and the business events community in 2016.

  • Criteria:
    • Demonstrates professional excellence by anticipating and exceeding clients’ needs
    • Balances client/employer needs/costs effectively
    • Partners with clients to create solutions to event challenges
    • Adapts to industry changes and expectations
    • Shares the values of PCMA:  Passionate, Connected, Ethical, and Knowledgeable
    • Other:  PCMA volunteerism – industry activity


Award Timeline

  • September 23: Nominations Close
  • October 7: Nominee Application & References deadline
  • 2017 Visionary Awards: Winners Announced Live

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