Events Industry Council Announces Global Awards and 75th Anniversary Celebration

8th Apr, 2024

The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition, and standards, announced it will host its annual Global Awards Gala in conjunction with a 75th Anniversary Celebration on 7 October 2024 at the MGM Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The black-tie event will include the induction of the 2024 Hall of Leaders, considered the premier recognition for the global business events industry.

“This 75th anniversary milestone offers a wonderful opportunity for our global community to celebrate and reflect on the legacy of our sector and the remarkable achievements of so many leaders who have had a profound impact on the business events industry and society in general,” said EIC President and Chief Executive Officer Amy Calvert. “Now more than ever we recognise the true purpose and value of the experiences we create. With more than 1.6 billion participants engaging in business events annually, we truly can be a catalyst for the change we envision.”

During the awards portion of the evening, EIC will announce the newest inductees into the Hall of Leaders, considered by many as lifetime achievement award. More than 155 leaders have previously been inducted into the Hall of Leaders. Nominations can be made using the awards portal through 30 April 2024.

The Global Awards will also recognide innovation and leadership in the business events industry with the following awards: Pacesetter Award, EIC Social Impact Award, and the EIC Adaptation and Innovation Award.

“It is critical that we hold up examples of leadership, recognise and celebrate the lasting and broad impact of the organisations and individuals modeling the way for others,” Calvert said. “These moments of reflection and recognition are an important part of how we build inclusivity within our communities, how we encourage new voices and diverse thinking, and how we inspire others to offer their own leadership and insights from wherever they are on their career journey.”

The 75th Anniversary and 2024 Global Events Celebration falls immediately before IMEX America in Las Vegas.

“We’re excited and honoured to bring together a truly global representation of our membership for this milestone event,” said EIC Board Chair Ana María Viscasillas, MBA, CDME, DES, CED, Board Liaison & Immediate Past Vice President for COCAL (Federación de Entidades Organizadoras de Congresos y Afines de Latino América). “These awards are always one of the biggest highlights of the year for the global business events industry. This year promises to be even more meaningful as we celebrate EIC’s founding while honouring the leaders past and present who have volunteered their time to EIC’s journey and who have helped shape the global events industry.”

MGM Resorts will once again be hosting the event. “Partnering with EIC to host this wonderful event each year is such an honor for MGM, and we look forward to welcoming EIC members, award recipients and others to the Aria in October,” said Stephanie Glanzer, SVP & Chief Sales Officer of MGM Resorts. “We always welcome the opportunity to work with EIC to not only drive the meetings industry forward, but also recognide and celebrate the leaders who make the magic happen every day.”

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