Cambridge’s official conference and events bureau which helps event organisers through its free venue-finding service, is celebrating winning two prestigious meetings industry awards – within 48 hours.

Meet Cambridge, which has more than 50 venues in its portfolio including spaces at the University of Cambridge, its Colleges, hotels and other unique properties in and around the city, has been recognised by both the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) and the Meetings Industry Association (mia).

ABPCO presented Meet Cambridge with one of its highest accolades, a Partner Recognition Excellence Award, for its professionalism and creativity. The team was nominated by  professional conference organiser Rose Padmore from Opening Doors & Venues with whom they worked on a major international AI conference

This was swiftly followed by Acting Manager Judith Sloane being named alongside eight top event professionals in the UK by the Meetings Industry Association and included on its coveted miaList for 2020.

Commenting on the two Awards, Judith Sloane said: “What a week! We were truly delighted to have won the ABPCO Excellence Award and very grateful to our partner Opening Doors & Venues for nominating us for the joint project we worked on.

“On a personal note, I was thrilled to have been included on the miaList for 2020 and would like to thank my team, our venues and our associates for putting me forward.

“Both of these awards are team efforts and in this most challenging of years for meetings and events, our successes have ended 2020 on a positive note. We are looking forward to helping our venues to resume hosting events – whether in person, hybrid or virtual – when it is safe to do so in 2021.”


Meet Cambridge – A Winning Team: left to right: Judith Sloane, Leah Gibson and Amy Beschizza.