Melanie Walton awarded Meeting Professional of the Year

Melanie Walton, CMP, PlanetConnect, Inc., named 2017 Meeting Professional of the Year, Planner in the the Meetings Professionals International (MPI) New England Chapter.  The ceremony was held at the Boston Park Plaza on June 29th.

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2017
Ronnye Schreiber, CEO

Boston, MA – June 29, 2017 – Molly Hudson, chair of the awards committee, announced that Melanie Walton, CMP, has been named 2017 Meeting Professional of the Year – Planner at the Boston Park Plaza at the MPI New England Annual Meeting.  The chapter bestowed 5 prestigious awards this year; of the 15 nominations received, the field had been narrowed to 7 finalists. Melanie Walton was nominated by her meeting and events industry peers to receive a chapter award for her efforts and accomplishments in the last year. The awards program takes place annually and recognizes outstanding members for their achievements in the community and the New England meetings and events community at large.

A Quote from Molly Hudson about Melanie Walton:

“Melanie volunteers on not one but two committees, with both membership and institutes. She has a demanding meeting planning job but finds the time to dedicate herself to the chapter in many ways and as attested to by the many nominations she received – she is one of those people who you can count on right from “yes”. Her efforts in organizing the education institute allowed it to be one of the most successful the chapter has seen. She is a consummate professional and so giving of her very busy time.

Congratulations Melanie and thank you for lending your valuable planning skills and insight to so many in our community.”


Melanie is a seasoned event professional with over eighteen years experience working on both the supplier and planner sides of the meetings industry.  She believes that events are the strategic means to achieving organizational goals, and is dedicated to bringing people together through events to move business forward.  As a Certified Meetings Professional, she is experienced in coordinating all aspects of event production and is focused on exceeding expectations and producing memorable, meaningful events.

Melanie is the Senior Conference Director at PlanetConnect, Inc., a Certified Woman-Owned Business headquartered in New Jersey. PlanetConnect has over 20 years of Global Symposia and Trade Show Planning and Production experience.