• Industry Leaders Honored at 2016 Hall of Leaders Class & Pacesetter Awards

     
    POSTED October 31, 2016
     

The Convention Industry Council held its 21st Hall of Leaders & Pacesetter Awards Celebration on Oct. 18 in Jewel Nightclub at the Aria Casino Resort. CIC honored industry leaders who have directly impacted the profession and contributed to the industry.

The theme this year was Club CIC and kicked off with a VIP pre-awards reception. The event was catered by a variety of restaurants, including Sage, Julian Serrano and Lemongrass. Several performers took to the stage, including cellist duo, Mert Sermet and Jerry Pence and twin tap dancers Sean and John Scott. Shortly following dinner, there was an after party featuring a DJ and quirky food stations that including nitrogen frozen popcorn and miniature desserts.

The recipients of the Pacesetter Award this year were Aoife Delaney and Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA.

“The celebration was a truly exceptional occasion honoring industry pioneers in an intimate and unique setting,” says CIC CEO Karen Kotowski. “This was the perfect venue to showcase an innovative format for award celebrations.”

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year.