EIC announces commission and committee members

i By July 15, 2020 No Comments

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has filled the seats of its Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Commission, Knowledge Committee, and Sustainability and Social Impact Committee.

“We are grateful to welcome this group of leaders to the EIC volunteer community,” said Amy Calvert, CEO, EIC. “At a time when our industry is navigating an unprecedented disruption and striving to collaborate and work in a unified fashion to best serve our global events industry and to create a road map for our future through adaptions focused on resilience and relevance, these individuals are committed to working together and sharing our industry’s message. We collectively believe in the value of how events drive business outcomes and build communities and economies around the world.”

APEX Commission

The APEX Commission develops and implements industry-wide accepted practices and standards that create and enhance effectiveness and efficiency throughout the global events industry. The commission will be led by Chair Allison Kinsley, CMP, CMM, CED, chief meeting architect, Kinsley Meetings.

“APEX’s focus on developing accepted practices is particularly relevant in times of industry change and disruption,” said Kinsley. “This year, we look forward to accelerating the collection of tools and resources, and making them available to the EIC community.”

Joining Kinsley on the APEX Commission are:

*Newly-appointed member (serving as of July 1, 2020)

Knowledge Committee

A signature program for EIC, the Knowledge initiative focuses on creating opportunities to expand learning and provide resources for career development that advance, elevate and education industry professionals. This committee is responsible for converting content developed across EIC into educational content via webinars, events and publications. It will be led by Chair Angie Ahrens, CMP, vice-president, Operations, Leadercast.

“EIC has always been an industry leader when it comes to programming and education for global event professionals. The creation of the Knowledge Committee allows us to dive deeper into the EIC mission as we provide subject matter expertise and guidance to education programs, advancing the knowledge of event professionals and CMP’s across the globe,” said Ahrens. “Together with the committee, I look forward to being part of the educational journey of fellow event professionals.”

Serving alongside Ahrens on the committee are:

Sustainability and Social Impact Committee

The Centre for Sustainability and Social Impact is dedicated to providing globally-relevant resources that champion the adoption of sustainable and socially impactful practices. Through access to such resources, EIC contributes to a lasting pan-industry commitment to environmental and social responsibility, including accelerated action for sustainable development and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion. The global events industry has the ability and responsibility to drive meaningful change, create welcoming communities and improve society through its actions.

“This is an unusually difficult and transformational time for the events industry,” says committee chair Yalmaz Siddiqui, vice-president, MGM Resorts International. “But every crisis also presents an opportunity to step back and reflect on how to move forward differently. I’m honoured to have been asked by EIC to lead the Sustainability and Social Impact Committee and am very excited to work with the incredibly accomplished committee members to help advance our industry toward greater sustainability, and even more positive social impact.”

Joining Siddiqui on the committee are:

*newly-appointed members, who began serving July 1, 2020.

“The years of experience and level of dedication to our industry represented in this diverse group of volunteers will translate into impactful, forward-looking work that supports EIC’s mission to champion the events industry through advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards,” said EIC Board chair Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, Meeting Professionals International (MPI).