The awards celebrate and honour exemplary achievements and focus on leadership at all levels and areas of focus within the global business events industry. This year’s categories are:
- Hall of Leaders, recognising lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector.
- Social Impact Award, recognising extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organisation in the areas of people, planet and prosperity.
- Adaptation and Innovation Award, recognising extraordinary effort on the part of an individual or organisation in the areas of adaptation and innovation.
- Pacesetter Award, recognising emerging leaders whose forward thinking and innovative approach has led to ground-breaking changes.
Submissions are open until 28 September 2021, with winners announced, 7 November 2021, at the Global Awards Ceremony, which takes place during IMEX America in Las Vegas.
Commenting on the Awards, Amy Calvert (pictured), CEO of the EIC, said: “Our Global Recognition Awards play an important role in recognising the remarkable efforts and the impact professionals have on our industry and beyond, both now and in the future.”
Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC and 2021 Chair of the board of the Events Industry Council (EIC), added: “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.”