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    EIC Undertakes Year-Long Futures Study

      The Events Industry Council (EIC) announced a year-long project that will examine the emerging issues and supporting trends that are most likely to shape the events industry in the years to come. The work will culminate with a Futures Landscape Report, set to be released in Q4 2024. “Through the collaborative effort of our members and partners, EIC is excited to lead this initiative with the priceless contributions of our diverse ecosystem. The final deliverable will be a valuable…

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    IAEE Achieves EIC Sustainability Again

      The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2023 has been recognized by the Events Industry Council (EIC) for achieving the Silver Level Certification in its Sustainable Event Standards. Expo! Expo! previously achieved Bronze Level Certification in 2022. “We are proud to receive the prestigious Silver Certification from the EIC,” said IAEE president and CEO Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM. “Earning this certification, especially moving up a level from our previous…

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  • Future-casting Sustainable Event Design

      As event professionals, focusing on our future is essential. We learn from the past, observe in the present, and then design our upcoming events based on our experiences. What we have learned from the past, and continue to observe in the present, is that sustainable event design and social impact are essential considerations for the future of our industry, and for the industries and communities we serve. Business events create environments for innovation, they act as an economic engine and…

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    Events Industry Council Supports VSef

      The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced its support for VSef, the global data format for the digital events industry. Coming at a critical moment for the industry, the collaboration between the EIC and VSef is hugely significant. With more than 30 member organisations representing over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties in the events industry, the EIC’s mission is to support the sector through the setting of professional standards across the entirety of the international events community.…

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    EIC Global Awards Open For Submissions

      The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced submissions have opened for its annual Global Awards. 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 that 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…

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  • EIC Launches CMP Fellows Designation

      The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition, and standards, has launched its new CMP Fellows Programme, one of a number of new initiatives designed to enhance the association’s highly regarded CMP programme both in terms of the depth of its offer, as well as its global reach. The CMP Fellows programme will recognize and reward CMPs and/or Emeritus who continue to make a significant investment towards the betterment of the events…

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  • Submissions Now Open for EIC Global Recognition Awards

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) is now accepting submissions for its Global Recognition Awards. Held annually, the awards honour event professionals from all levels and areas for their exemplary achievements within the global business events Industry. There are four awards categories this year: Hall of Leaders, Social Impact, Adaptation and Innovation, and Pacesetter. The Hall of Leaders Award recognizes lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector. The Social Impact Award recognizes…

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  • Study to Evaluate Events Industry Losses Spurred by Pandemic

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) has launched a new study that will examine the events industry’s impact on the global economy and, for the first time, quantify the cumulative losses experienced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This study will provide critical data,” says EIC CEO, Amy Calvert. “Understanding those important points will help with advocacy efforts as we navigate towards the recovery.” The high-profile project will cover the full economic impact of events, using 2019 as a watermark,…

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    New Guide Aims to Help Event Organizers Emerge from Pandemic Better Positioned

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) has released a new guidebook to assist events professionals amidst major disruptions like the current global pandemic. “It is critical we continue to raise the notion of resilience and adaptions to drive innovative practices,” says EIC CEO, Amy Calvert. “A resource that aggregates and curates principles of business continuity will support industry professionals and organizations as they work to strengthen their business models and prepare for recovery and their future relevance.” The Business Continuity Accepted…

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  • Events Industry Council Launches New Virtual Event for 2020

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) will host a new virtual event this year. Held over three days, EIC Advance is slated to elevate, inspire and connect events industry professionals around the world. It will feature innovative education, peer-to-peer connection, on-demand programming and unique experiences for certified meeting professionals. “Through this global forum, EIC will bring us together as an industry to strengthen our global connections, learn from best practices in all parts of the world, enhance our collaboration and amplify…

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