MPI Vanessa Cotton Scholarship 2017

MPI Vanessa Cotton Scholarship

Each year, MPI UK & Ireland hosts the MPI Vanessa Cotton Scholarship, an annual competition created to recognise the industry’s brightest and most ambitious event management students as they embark upon careers in the meetings and events sector.

The scholarship was created in 2011 in honour of UK event industry veteran Vanessa Cotton who died in 2010 after a battle with cancer. Entrants are asked to demonstrate their previous events-related work experience, both paid and voluntary, and entry is free to all UK & Ireland students looking to build a career in the sector.

The winner of the Vanessa Cotton Scholarship will secure a month-long paid for internship at Reed Exhibitions at their offices in Richmond, London., Reed Exhibitions are one of the world’s leading events organisers, with a growing portfolio of 500 events in 41 countries, and a staff of 3,000 exhibition specialists.

A select panel of judges has been recruited to vote on applications with the winner being announced at MPI’s Christmas Celebration at the Sofitel London St. James on Monday 4th December 2017.



  • June 2, 2018

    MPI’s World Education Congress 2018

    In 2018, MPI will head to the U.S. Midwest, where the Wo...

    • Venue:
      Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
    • Time:
      All day event
    • Address:
      100 S. Capitol Avenue
      Indianapolis, IN 46225,
      United States of America
  • June 12, 2018

    MPI Insights – Tech Special during London Tech Week 2018

    The event technology landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade. Internet access has become a mainstay, and acts as the foundation for an entire technology ecosystem at meetings and events. Consequently, the number of event-focused companies and solutions that have entered the marketpl...

    • Venue:
      Central London, venue to be confirmed shortly
    • Start:
      June 12, 2018 6:30 pm
    • End:
      June 12, 2018 9:30 pm
    • Cost:
      Ticket prices to be confirmed.
  • June 27, 2018

    MPI Networks at The Meetings Show 2018

    Following the success of previous MPI networking events at The Meetings Show, MPI UK&I is proud to once again be working with The Meetings Show to provide additional networking for all attendees at the show. Past events have seen funds raised benefit the 'MPI UK & Ireland Chapter: The ...

    • Venue:
      Olympia, London
    • Time:
      All day event
    • Address:
      Hammersmith Road
      London , , W14 8UX
    • Cost:
      Ticket prices to be confirmed