The University of Leeds Conferences and Events team has been shortlisted in three categories at the prestigious Meetings Industry Association (miaList) Awards 2023, and one is decided by public voting.
The team are in a shortlist of five in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Leading Positive Change category which recognises outstanding effort in these areas within the UK business meetings and events industry. You can vote for the team here.
Sam Glenister-Batey, Head of Conferences & Events said:
“This year we have promoted Communication Access training which has seen significant success over past 12 months with speaking opportunities at the annual ICCA Conference mia Connect Event. Rolling out the training with city partners ensuring delegates feel comfortable and welcomed as soon as they enter the city”.
“We take immense pride in contributing to positive changes within our organisation and the wider industry.”
Sam himself has been nominated in the miaList Individuals Award category, a recognition of his significant contribution to the industry as a whole as well as to the University.
Jacob Seddon, Conferences and Events Assistant, is nominated in the Rising Star Award. Despite being at the University for less than a year, he has made a significant contribution, supporting on events for over 400 people and taking on all enquiries for University House.
Winners are announced on 6 October.
The awards are highly prestigious and celebrate outstanding individuals and organisations in the UK business meetings and events sphere.