Chris Baker, owner of Chicago Travel Consultants, has been named as the winner of the 2014 Ovation Huggability Award by the destination management division of MCI, Ovation Global DMC.
The announcement was made at the IMEX America meetings tradeshow in Las Vegas Ovation Director of Global Sales Aofie Delaney.
The award was created in 2009 to recognise those individuals who make a real impact within the meetings industry.
Baker was nominated for being a ‘perfect gentleman’ and for his ability to ‘get the job done no matter where the credit goes’.
Delaney said: “Whenever I bump into Chris at industry events he always has a big smile and warm welcome. This is the first time the Huggability Award has been bestowed to a member of The DMC Network, Ovation’s strategic ally – we couldn’t ignore the overwhelming positive support and number of nominations Chris received.
“The Huggability Award allows Ovation to recognise and thank the people who make our industry special and Chris is certainly one of those people.”
Last year’s winner was Sue Pelletier, a writer and editor at Penton Media.
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