The 2020 M&IT Awards Auction is now live and you can bid to win dozens of luxury prizes donated by industry suppliers.

The online auction is in aid of the industry charity Meeting Needs and has already raised more than £5,000. It will run until 10 pm on Tuesday 25 February.

This year the events industry suppliers have really come together to support meeting needs, donating incredible luxury prizes and exclusive experiences including a 4 night twin centre trip to Russia, a weekend holiday in Bergen, a luxury 7-course meal at Cliveden, flying lessons in a Cessna and much more.

Each year, funds raised by the auction help Meeting Needs provide direct and life-changing support to children and communities worldwide. Recent projects have included supporting the Buses 4 Homeless initiative, helping Street Children Iringa become a self-funding project, and sponsoring days out for sick or disabled children throughout the UK with Happy Days.

Margaret Mann, Meeting Needs secretariat, said: “The annual M&IT Auction supporting Meeting Needs raising a significant amount of the charity’s funding, used to support worthwhile projects in the UK and around the world. This is one of the best ways for suppliers and event organisers alike to support their industry charity. Event organisers can learn about new venues and opportunities while suppliers can showcase themselves to over 40,000 industry professionals. And the money raised goes directly toward improving the lives of people around the world.

There is also still time to donate a prize. For more details, please contact me at