A team of students from Leeds Met University has won the annual MPI Young Achievers Award contest.
The event, in its second year, was contested this year by teams of students from Event School London, University of Westminster, University of Surrey and Sheffield Hallam University.
The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster again hosted the competition.
The Leeds Met team of Christine Sears, Emma Heslington and Sophie Renshaw impressed the judges, including Zibrant’s Richard Parker; Nigel Glover from Takeda Pharmaceuticals Europe; Amanda Edgcumbe from Powwow Events; Maggie Crompton, Head of Sustainability from HSBC and John Denham from Vantage Point
The Swiss Convention and Incentive Bureau again sponsored the event which this time involved the student teams taking a Swiss destination and organising a fictional conference or incentive event for 50 delegates from the financial services industry.
Paul Cook, Producer of the Young Achievers Award, told CN he was “delighted” at seeing the students of today becoming the buyers of tomorrow.
The third-year event management students from Leeds Met had proposed an event in Lucerne with the theme The Sky is the Limit. Activities included a cable car up Mount Rigi, a cruise on Lake Lucerne, mountain biking and a gala event at Lucerne’s planetarium.
The Leeds students were praised in particular by the judging panel for their research, carried out face-to-face via questionnaires put to a selection of financial services sector staff.
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