July 11, 2005 - For Immediate Release
Sea to Sky Wins Top Industry Award: Meeting Professionals International's Coveted 2005 Global Paragon Award
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc. - experts in creative planning and quality management of conferences, special events, and tradeshows throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world - has received one of the industry's highest awards. The company has been selected as Meeting Professionals International's 2005 Category 1 (Meetings/events with budgets up to US$1,000 per attendee) Global Paragon Award winner.
Sarah Lowis, President of Sea to Sky
Meeting Management accepts the 2005
Global Paragon Award, Category I, from
Thomas Chevins, Senior Vice President
of Sales and Marketing for Omni Hotels
(sponsor of the award), in Miami at MPI's
World Education Congress.
The first Canadian company to win a Paragon Award, Sea to Sky Meeting Management received this honour specifically for exceeding measurable objectives while facilitating the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2004), held in Vancouver.
The 2005 Global Paragon Award winners were announced at the 2005 World Education Congress in Miami, Florida, held from July 10-12, 2005.
The Global Paragon Award recognizes meeting or event innovation and creativity in the following areas, taking into account professionalism, value, and credibility: goals and objectives; content; logistics/execution; and results. The Meeting Professionals International judges selected Sea to Sky Meeting Management's OMAE 2004 event for its brilliant execution against measurable, defined objectives. The judges concluded it served as a prime example of good ROI, outperforming every metric. They also commented that Sea to Sky's strategic approach to OMAE 2004 allowed for successful management of the conference, its finances, registration, marketing and PR, program content, logistics and evaluation.
Team Leader Sarah Lowis, past President of Meeting Professionals International's BC Chapter and the first person in British Columbia to achieve the Certified Meeting Manager designation, said: "Sea to Sky Meeting Management has always delivered and will always deliver successful meetings and events, on time and on budget. We knew our track record, and the success of the OMAE conference in particular, made us a great candidate for the Global Paragon Award. It's absolutely thrilling to have all our hard work recognized." The Global Paragon Award proves that from creative inception to final wrap up, Sea to Sky Meeting Management possesses the knowledge, experience, and resources to manage all aspects of conference, special event, and trade show planning and implementation. Sea to Sky Meeting Management specializes in: location scouting, development and planning, creative design, logistics, implementation, entertainment, decor, coordination of publicity and promotional products, financial management, and sponsorship programs.
Providing efficient, cost effective registration with first-rate customer service is also one of Sea to Sky Meeting Management's trademarks. These areas of expertise were recognized by Meeting Professionals International's judges.
The 2005 Category 1 Global Paragon Award is a well-earned achievement.
For more information about Sea to Sky Meeting Management Inc., call (604) 984-6455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.