The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements focusing on leadership at all levels within the global business events industry. 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.
SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD, recognizing extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or 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 events 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.
The call for submissions is open until June 19, 2022. The winners will be announced at the Global Awards Ceremony, which takes place on October 10, 2022, during IMEX America in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Commenting on the Global Awards Program, Amy Calvert, CEO, EIC, said: “Recognizing, rewarding and celebrating the incredible leadership and achievements for our sector during the Event Industry Council’s Awards event is one of the highlights of the EIC’s calendar.”
“Witnessing the sense of joy and community during the ceremony, in particular the recognition of the Hall of Leaders award winners who have modeled the way for others, is indeed a marquee moment,” she explained. “Sharing the stories behind the achievements of our winners is always exceptionally inspiring and motivating and I am greatly looking forward to reading the entries and seeing how many of our peers have innovated and driven forward our industry in the past year.”
The 2022 chair of the EIC’s board, Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM, said: “Over the past year, I have continued to experience the passion and commitment of 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 have 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.”