Recognition has never been more important than it is now in the current landscape. Externally, it provides a competitive advantage when trying to secure clients or even prospective employees whilst providing a great form of benchmarking against your peers. Internally, it creates a feeling of pride and collaboration that not only boosts morale but also fosters a stronger sense of belonging - a perfect way to retain and recognise employees.
Last year our awards underwent a number of changes to become more inclusive to agency, corporate and association event professionals working across all sectors and event types. This means that whoever you are and whatever the event, there is a category for you and an accolade with your name on it.
The prestige and emotional connection to our awards comes hand-in-hand with our high level of integrity. The C&IT Awards are judged by an even split of event professionals from UK agencies, global agencies, corporates, associations and industry bodies that come together to discuss, and sometimes debate, the entries put forward. Winners will be recognised for their outstanding achievements and creativity by the most engaging brand in the MICE industry.
The night itself is not one to be missed, the electric energy and atomic atmosphere are second-to-none, making it an event that is often desperately desired by those that aren't even nominated. So make sure you're there and save the date: Friday 20th September 2019.
I look forward to celebrating with you all in style!
Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT Magazine