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NCBMP Awards

2018 NCBMP Awards Call for Nominations

The annual NCBMP Awards were established by the National Coalition of Black Meeting planners to honor outstanding convention and meeting professionals with special attention to those who have served as leaders in the industry.  We recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing travel, tourism and meeting planning and our commitment to its next generation of ideas. 

The 2018 NCBMP Awards will be presented at Coalition 2018 the Annual Education Conference scheduled for November 28 - December 1, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. 

Each year, members of NCBMP are given the opportunity to recommend their peers to receive the organization’s top honors:

The Meeting Planner of the Year award is presented to the Meeting professional or association executive who represents innovation, exemplary service and leadership in the meeting planning profession and the overall industry.   
Nomination Criteria:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years' experience in meeting planning or association management evidenced by dedication and commitment to fostering excellence and professionalism in the industry.
  • Candidate must have three consecutive years as an NCBMP member.
  • Candidate must have attended a minimum of three conferences.  
  • Candidate must demonstrate innovation/uniqueness in conference planning.

Presented to a supplier member of NCBMP who consistently demonstrates the qualities of integrity, professionalism, and dedication in his or her services to the profession.
Nomination Criteria:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years experience as a supplier in the hospitality industry.
  • Candidate must provide evidence of dedication and commitment to fostering excellence and professionalism in the industry and supporting the goals of NCBMP.
  • Candidate must have three consecutive years as an NCBMP member.
  • Candidate must have attended a minimum of three conferences.   

Presented to an organization who has demonstrated industry leadership, outstanding performance and successful partnerships with the NCBMP community, cultivating a culture of leadership and advocacy, strengthening diversity within its organization, it's leadership and the community. 
Nomination Criteria:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of five years' experience as a supplier in the hospitality industry.
  • A candidate who has demonstrated equity in patterns of hiring African Americans in managerial positions in related fields of the meeting planning industry.
  • A candidate who has exhibited good corporate citizenship by supporting NCBMP and other minority conferences through advertising, exhibiting, and event marketing opportunities. 

An entrepreneur is a person who sees the world differently and says I CAN.  NCBMP recognizes the individual who best exemplifies the ideals of entrepreneurship in the event industry. 
Nomination Criteria:

  • Candidate must operate an African American owned business providing exemplary service as a supplier to the convention planning industry and related occupations for at least five years.
  • Candidate must provide a service which enhanced the quality, productivity or efficiency of conferences held by NCBMP or member organizations during the past three years.

The Pioneer Award is a designed to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the meeting planning industry.   These recipients have paved the way for African-Americans in the industry leaving behind a footprint for us to follow.  We invite nominations of exceptional innovators who have demonstrated highly effective programs, dedicated service to their industry community and significant commitment to their own professional growth. 
Nomination Criteria:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in related industry fields of the meeting planning industry.
  • Candidate must have Candidate must have exhibited evidence of exemplary service in the promotion and advancement of minority participation in the meeting planning industry.
  • Candidate must have an exhibited history of positive impact in networking, serving as a mentor to influence the advancement of aspiring young professionals in the meeting planning industry.



The deadline for nominations for the 2018 awards is Friday, November 1, 2018. 

Submit your nomination today!  


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