Submissions open for Events Industry Council’s Global Awards

The Events Industry Council (EIC), a global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition, and standards, has announced submissions have opened for its annual Global Awards.

The awards, in partnership with Cvent, celebrates and honours achievements focusing on leadership at all levels within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are:

  • Hall of Leaders, recognising lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector
  • Social Impact Award, recognising extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organisation in the areas of people, planet, and prosperity
  • Adaptation and Innovation Award, recognising extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organisation in the areas of adaptation and innovation to ensure our industry’s relevance now and into the future
  • Pacesetter Award, recognising emerging leaders whose forward thinking and innovative approach has led to changes that are advancing the industry today.

Submissions are open until 19 June 2022, with winners to be announced at the Global Awards Ceremony which takes place on 10 October during IMEX America in Las Vegas.

Amy Calvert (pictured), CEO of the EIC, said: “Recognising, rewarding and celebrating the incredible leadership and achievements for our sector during the Event Industry Council’s Global Awards event is one of the highlights of the EIC’s calendar, witnessing the sense of joy and community during ceremony, in particular the recognition of the Hall of Leaders award winners who have modelled the way for others, is indeed a marquee moment.

Cathy Breden, chair of the board of the EIC, commented: “Over the past year I have continued to experience the passion and commitment by our peers to the business events industry as we continue on the journey of sharing the story of our purpose, and the positive impact business events has on economies and communities. The EIC Global Recognition Awards are a key annual marker for highlighting the value of strong leadership and real innovation as we build a bright future for our industry.”

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