HSMAI Europe and Hospitality Technology Europe partner to launch Hospitality Awards

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Interior from the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Ballroom.

HSMAI Europe and Hospitality Technology Europe (HTE) partner to create The HSMAI Europe Awards to recognise the leading experts and industry professionals. The Awards will acknowledge the TOP 20 EXTRAORDINARY MINDS IN SALES, MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY across Europe.

The 2014 Top 20 recipients will be judged by a panel of senior executives for their recent work, based on the following criteria: creativity and innovation; cutting edge sales, marketing, revenue and technology campaigns; achievement in challenging situations; and sales efforts that resulted in significant gains.

“The Top 20 will become our annual hot list, that celebrates the sales, marketing and technology leaders and innovators in our industry, says Ingunn Hofseth, president of HSMAI Europe, continuing: The creative strategies, passionate dedication and sharp intelligence of these professionals have not only grown the business within their organisations but have also truly raised the bar for the hospitality industry as a whole.”

hospitality_tech_europe01“We are very excited to partner with HSMAI Europe and add technology categories to HSMAI’s sales and marketing excellence within the European hospitality industry. We feel that by including these categories we can combine to honour the best in innovation and revenue management and recognise how technology can drive hotel sales and revenue.” says Claudia Harris, event manager, Hospitality Technology Europe.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on the 4 February from 19.00-23.00 at the prestigious Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

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How to nominate a Top 20 individual

The Top 20 award recognises outstanding individuals. Please email us with the nominees name, title and company name, together with a short (max 150 words) paragraph on your reasons for nominating them. Please send nominations via email to postbox@hsmai.no marked in the subject line as Top 20 Individual Award Nomination.

HSMAI Europe Best in Class Marketing Awards

HSMAI Europe will also honour companies that have excelled in the following categories:

  • The Digital Winner
  • Social Media
  • PR Campaign of the Year
  • TV Advert of the year
  • Content Marketing Project of the Year
  • Best in Class Technology – Revenue Management
  • Best in Class Technology – Innovation Award

Entries are now being accepted. Deadline for entries is 23 January 2014.

HSMAI European Travel Marketer of the Year

In addition to the Best in Class awards, one company will be awarded the title “European Travel Marketer of the Year”. The grand winner must have won at least one gold in one of the Best in Class marketing awards.

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be judged according to the category criteria and the following:

  • Challenge – Describe the challenge that your company attempted to meet
  • Solution – Give a brief description of the rationale behind the submitted entry
  • Goal – What was the goal of the activity?
  • Effect – Describe the effect of the activity

Deadline for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted. Nominations close 23 January 2014.

The Judges

A panel of industry experts selected by HSMAI Europe from among its membership and leadership will review nominations for the Top 20 Awards. HSMAI selects judges who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability and have outstanding knowledge of the hospitality industry. Judges are held to the highest standards of integrity and commitment to honouring individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership in our industry over the last 18 months. The entire judging process adheres firmly to these guiding principles and judges must exclude themselves from scoring any nomination that may present a conflict of interest. Nominations are scored on a scale of 1 -10 for the results of their leadership for specific sales and marketing initiatives.

“The HSMAI Europe Awards are all about bringing together the bright stars of the industry with more experienced industry professionals to celebrate their contribution to the travel and industry sector as a whole. The awards will likewise provide an opportunity for those attending to share their knowledge and experience with each other whilst developing their business networks and learning about new developments within the sector,” says Ingunn Hofseth, president and CEO of HSMAI Europe.

Top photo: Interior from the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Ballroom.