Events Industry Council Unveils 2022 Global Awards Recipients

September 23, 2022

The Events Industry Council (EIC)  announced the recipients of its annual Global Awards,  which celebrate and honor exemplary achievements within the global business events industry, concentrating on leadership at all levels and specific areas of focus.

The EIC received a fantastic number of nominations for the Global Awards this year, according to Amy Calvert, CEO of the EIC.

“All [of the nominations] show remarkable personal accomplishments and achievements on behalf of our industry,” Calvert said. “Recognizing, rewarding and celebrating the incredible leadership and innovation in our sector is one of the personal highlights of my year and also for the EIC, and I offer my warmest congratulations to each of our recipients and inductees into our esteemed Hall of Leaders.”

The quality of entries for 2022 has been incredibly high, added Cathy Breden, 2022 chair of the EIC.

“I have personally enjoyed reading through all the submissions, all of which showcase tremendous talent and passion for our industry,” Breden said. “A huge congratulations to all the award recipients and Hall of Leaders inductees on their achievements, and I look forward to celebrating and honoring you all.”

The recipients will be honored at the Global Awards Celebration at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 10.

“Not only are we 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,” said Stephanie Glanzer, senior vice president and chief sales officer of MGM Resorts International.

Following is the list of recipients.

  • EIC Hall of Leaders inductees: Larry Alexander, president and CEO (retired) of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau; Sandy Biback, founder of Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking; Dr. Krzysztof Celuch, CEO of Celuch Consulting; Noor Ahmad Hamid, COO of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau; Bob McClintock, executive vice president, convention centers of ASM Global; and Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation. They join 143 previous recipients, each of whom has had a significant impact on the global business events sector.
     
  • Pacesetter Award: David Hidalgo, show director of IBTM Americas–RX, and Katharina Path, marketing manager, conventions of the Frankfurt Convention Bureau. The award recognizes emerging leaders whose forward thinking and innovative approach has led to ground-breaking changes that are advancing the industry today.
     
  • Social Impact Award: Melva LaJoy Legrand, CEO of LaJoy Plans, and Dr. Joan Su, director of graduate education in event management and associate professor of Iowa State University and The Sustainable Events Forum. The award recognizes extraordinary effort in the areas of people, planet and prosperity.
     
  • Adaptation and Innovation Award: Manolita Moore, COO of Simulocity; Terry Tsao, chief marketing officer & president of Taiwan, SEMI; and Yulita Osuba, director of sales, marketing, event management and exhibitor services (retired) of the Orange County Convention Center. The award recognizes the extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organization in the areas of adaptation and innovation to ensure the industry’s relevance now and into the future.

 To register and purchase tickets to the Global Awards Celebration, click here.

The Global Awards is supported by strategic partners MGM Resorts International, IMEX and Encore. It is also supported by official event technology partner Cvent and official event partner CNTV.

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