• MPI Announces 2014 RISE Award Recipients

     
    POSTED May 14, 2014
     

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Awards. The RISE Awards include annual awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement and organizational achievement. The recipients will be honored at the annual RISE Awards presentation and luncheon on August 3, 2014 during MPI’s World Education Congress in Minneapolis.

"The 2014 RISE Awards recipients all demonstrate how one can create life changing results for individuals and businesses by simply identifying a need and focusing their efforts," said John Ehlenfeldt, CMP, chair of the RISE Awards Judging Panel. "By being strategic in our actions like these exemplary leaders, we can all influence and make an impact within our industry."

The MPI Chicago Area Chapter will receive the RISE Award for Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas for its annual Technology Conference (TechCon). TechCon began in 2010 and was created to meet the increasing demand for technology-specific education as it relates to the meeting and event industry.

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Anchorage is a city like none other—making it a popular choice for hosting meetings and events.

Through the tall windows of the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, meeting attendees can gaze out toward Cook Inlet, which stretches all the way to the Gulf of Alaska and toward mountains—some snow-capped—representing several ranges. They may even see an eagle fly by or see one of the 1,500 moose that are said to roam Alaska’s largest city. It’s easy to see why it’s said that Anchorage is a city like none other in the United States.