Influence Awards

National Meetings Industry Day Awards

The National Award Program was designed to recognize people or organizations outside the direct industry which have supported the development of meetings and conventions or the development of policy and programs impacting the industry. Each chapter is to recognize one person or organization in their community who has made a difference to the meetings industry but may not be actively involved in it. This award is sponsored by Nothers Signs & Recognition.

These awards will be announced nationally and presented at the NMID session as part of the overall program. The NMID Award gives the Chapter an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of people or organizations contributing to the meetings sector and to strengthen relationships with external supporters.

Award Criteria

  • Can be awarded to a an individual or an organization

  • Does not need to be an MPI member

  • Does not need to be working directly in the meetings or event industry

  • Must have contributed significantly to the development or success of the meetings industry in your community in the past year

Past Winners


The Junos Calgary Host Committee


Calgary Zoo & Calgary Stampede jointly due to the flood recover


Murray Edwards, chairman, director and co-owner of the Calgary Flames hockey club


Mayor Naheed Nenshi


Spruce Meadows


White Hat Volunteers, YYC Western Hospitality


Calgary Downtown Association


The Calgary Airport Authority


Calgary Olympic Development Corporation