Events Council Blog

Our Hearts are with Las Vegas

Oct 03, 2017

Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with the victims of the violence that occurred in Las Vegas. The members of the Events Industry Council extend our deepest sympathies to the victims who lost their lives and were injured in this senseless tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers also are with the City of Las Vegas and all those impacted, including our partners and members of the CMP community in the area.

In addition, we recognize the brave men and women who came to the aid of those who were suddenly thrust into harm’s way. From the first responders, to the fellow citizens who did all they could to help in a moment’s notice, these selfless acts of bravery often go unnoticed. 

Despite this tragedy, the events industry prepares to gather in Las Vegas next week for IMEX America. We are assured that IMEX is working closely with the Sands, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Las Vegas authorities in the coming days to further assess the situation and ensure the highest standards of security are in place.

The Events Industry Council will be there as planned and our activities will continue as scheduled. We will work closely with IMEX staff and our partners at Aria Resort along with their security personnel to ensure the safety and security of our attendees at all of our meetings and the Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards Celebration to be held in conjunction with IMEX America.

Karen Kotowski Signature
Karen Kotowski, CMP, CAE
Events Industry Council

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