The Meetings Show has announced the launch of a new initiative to champion young meeting and event planners.
Tomorrow’s Talent aims to shine a spotlight on the exceptional young talent within the industry and help to nurture and support the leaders of the future.
Benefits for the 10 winners will include attendance at a celebratory lunch; personal profiling opportunities through M&IT magazine and The Meetings Show and VIP attendance at The Meetings Show 2019 including travel to the show and one nights’ accommodation.
Show attendance will include the Pre-Show Conference and Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception, access to the Hosted Buyer Lounge, the MPI charity party and the Tomorrow’s Talent drinks reception. You will also have the chance to sit on a panel as part of The Meetings Show’s education programme. Meanwhile, one winner will secure a place on The Meetings Show’s advisory board for 2019/20.
Applications for Tomorrow’s Talent will open in January 2019. Planners can either nominate themselves, or be nominated by an industry colleague, via an online registration form or video submission. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges, including:
- David Chapple, group event director, The Meetings Show
- Paul Harvey, deputy editor, M&IT Magazine
- Fiona Macdonald, senior manager business events, VisitBritain
- Leigh Cowlishaw, director of partnerships, Capita Travel & Events
- Patrick Delaney, managing partner, SoolNua
- Ryan Curtis-Johnson, head of PR & marketing, DRP
To take part, nominees must be under the age of 30 at the time of The Meetings Show 2019 (26-27 June), be based in the UK, and hold a full-time position as a meeting or event planner. Nominations will open on 14 January 2018.