The Events Industry Council (EIC), the most important voice of the business events industry, issued the recipients of its annual Global Awards, which honour effort and admirable achievements of leadership at fields within the business events industry.

ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will be the place where Recipients will be honoured at the Global Awards Celebration on the evening of October 10th 2022 and the tickets for awards registration can be get here.

Categories of the event and recipient list of each one are:

Hall of Leaders: A recognition to those brilliant minds that has had a significant legacy impact on the global business event sector and whom will join to the previous 143 recipients.

• Larry Alexander, Former President and CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Sandy Biback, CMP Emeritus, CMM, Founder, Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking
• Dr. Krzysztof Celuch, CEO, Celuch Consulting
• Noor Ahmad Hamid, COO, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau
• Bob McClintock, Executive Vice President Convention Centers, ASM Global
• Butch Spyridon, President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation

EIC Social Impact Award: The Award recognises outstanding effort in the areas of people, planet and prosperity.

• Melva LaJoy Legrand, CMP, DES, CEO, LaJoy Plans
• Dr. Joan Su, Ph.D., CHE, CHIA, CEM, Director of Graduate Education in Event Management / Associate Professor, Iowa State University and The Sustainable Events Forum

EIC Adaptation and Innovation Award: The Award recognises the 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.

• Manolita Moore, MBA, CEM, COO, Simulocity, LLC
• Terry Tsao, Chief Marketing Officer & President of SEMI Taiwan
• Yulita Osuba, Director of Sales, Marketing, Event Management and Exhibitor Services (retired), Orange County Convention Center

Pacesetter Award: The Award recognises new leaders whose forward thinking and innovative approach has led to disruptive changes that are advancing the industry today.

• David Hidalgo, Show Director, IBTM Americas – RX
• Katharina Path, Marketing Manager Conventions, Frankfurt Convention Bureau.

Stephanie Glanzer, Senior Vice President & Chief Sales Officer of MGM Resorts International, said some words on behalf of ARIA Resorts & Casino: “MGM Resorts is honoured to once again partner with EIC to host The Global Recognition Awards Celebration. Not only we are proud to be a part of celebrating the industry’s most deserving recipients but to also be aligned with the EIC on the importance of focusing on what matters; protecting our planet and embracing mankind.”

Cathy Breden, CMP Fellow, Events Industry Council, remarked: “The quality of entries for 2022 has been incredibly high. I have personally enjoyed reading through all the submissions, all of which showcase tremendous talent and passion for our industry. A huge congratulations to all the award recipients and Hall of Leaders inductees on their
achievements, and I look forward to celebrating and honouring you all at the Global Recognition Awards Celebration in October.”

Amy Calvert, CEO of the EIC, commented about the announcement: “This year we received a fantastic number of nominations for the Global Awards, all of which show remarkable personal accomplishments and achievements on behalf of our industry. Recognising, rewarding and celebrating the incredible leadership and innovation in our sector is one of the personal highlights of my year and also for EIC, and I offer my warmest congratulations to each of our Recipients and inductees into our esteemed Hall of Leaders.”

The Global Awards is promote and backed by important partners like MGM Resorts International, IMEX and Encore. It is also supported by Official Event Technology Partner Cvent and Official Event Partner, CNTV.

If you look for more information about EIC’s Awards programme, visit here, and for additional information on the Events Industry Council, click here.