2017 Hall of Leaders & Pacesetters Nominations

Do you know forward thinkers who have made a difference, shaped the industry into what it is today and whose body of achievement has influenced, inspired, and improved the industry? If so, consider nominating that person for recognition. 

For three decades, the Hall of Leaders has been a symbol of industry excellence, achievement and inspiration, recognizing 124 pioneers who represent intelligence and leadership, ideas and innovation, influence and risk-taking. In doing so the Hall of Leaders has become the most prestigious honor in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry. 

As a natural extension of the Hall of Leaders, the Pacesetter Awards recognize emerging leaders and industry supporters in "real time," rather than over a lifetime.  The Pacesetter Awards recognize those whose recent accomplishments speak highly of where the industry is today and chart a course for where it is headed. Measuring individual excellence, the Pacesetter Award has three focus areas Young Professionals, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, and Leadership and Innovation.

Nomination guidelines for Hall of Leaders can be found here.
Nomination guidelines for Pacesetters Awards can be found here. 

Please note, all nominations and forms must be submitted online. Click here to apply. 
Please note that all nominations must be received by 5 pm EST on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. All essays and supplemental material must be received by 5 pm EST on Friday, March 17, 2017

Induction into the Hall of Leaders shall not be limited to the members of the Convention Industry Council’s member organizations, but may be given to anyone who makes a meaningful contribution to the industry. However, nominations from non-CIC member organizations must include a letter of support from one of its members.

How Else Can You Participate? 

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If you still have questions, call us at (571) 527-3116 or email us at events@conventionindustry.org