The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements and focus on leadership at all levels and areas of focus within the global business events industry.
“Our Global Recognition Awards play an important role in recognizing the remarkable efforts and the impact professionals have on our industry and beyond, both now and in the future,” says Amy Calvert, CEO, Events Industry Council (EIC). “Now more than ever it is important that we reward and inspire leadership and innovation, as together we work to build back better from the effects of the pandemic and ensure these inspiring stories are shared broadly as a beacon for the future.”
This year’s categories are:
Hall of Leaders – Recognizing lifetime achievement for those who have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector.
Societal Impact Award – Recognizing extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or an organization in the areas of people, planet, and prosperity.
Adaptation and Innovation Award – Recognizing extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organization in the areas of adaptation and innovation to ensure the business event industry’s relevance now and into the future.
Pacesetter Award – Recognizing emerging leaders whose forward-thinking and innovative approach has led to ground-breaking changes that are advancing the industry today.
Commenting on the awards, Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC and 2021 chair of the board of the EIC, said: “The business events industry is renowned for its creativity and tenacity and never has this been more evident than in the last 18 months. The EIC Global Recognition Awards are vital in highlighting the importance and transformational effects of leadership and genuine innovation, especially as we continue to return to health post-pandemic.”
The call for submissions is open until September 28, 2021, with winners being announced on the evening of November 7, 2021, at the Global Awards Ceremony, which takes place during IMEX America in Las Vegas.
MGM is the strategic partner for the Global Recognition Awards. EIC’s official event technology provider is Cvent.