This year's award categories have been rejuvenated to recognise the evolution of the meetings and events industry, its professionals, roles, organisational changes and education.
Twenty-five of the 38 awards are new or have been reinvigorated.
The qualification period has been adjusted to October 2016 - December 2017 (with the aim of shifting to calendar year from 2018).
For the first time, MEA is inviting members to nominate their Outstanding Industry Professional.
Entries close at 5pm Wednesday 14 February.