2018 Hall of Leaders & Pacesetter Awards Celebration

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join the celebration!
The Event Industry Council will be illuminating the night brighter than the Vegas strip, as it honours this year’s Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards recipients at a lively celebration during IMEX America in Las Vegas, NV. 

Join us for the 23rd Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards Celebration to recognise the achievements of industry pioneers and emerging leaders who not only changed the landscape of the profession, but changed the culture of business as well. 

The evening will kick off with an exciting reception, featuring artistic appetisers and innovative cocktails, followed by the awards presentations and Vegas-style entertainment brought to you by the award-winning MGM Resorts International team. Stay on following the show for dessert, music and dancing at the After Party.

16 October 2018
Jewel Nightclub at Aria Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada

Schedule of Events
VIP reception | 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Main event | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
After party | 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Several levels of sponsorships and individual tickets are available. Click here for more information. To reserve your table or tickets, follow the links below. 

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2018 Hall of Leaders Inductees
The Hall of Leaders award is the premier recognition programme in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions, hospitality and travel industry--our industry's "lifetime achievement award." The award recognises outstanding leaders who have undoubtedly shaped the industry. 


 Corbin Ball  Henry Givray
Corbin W. Ball, CMP, CSP, DES, MS 
Corbin Ball & Co.
(Nominated by Attendee Management Inc.)
Henry S. Givray
(Nominated by AMC Institute)
 Edward Liu Deborah Long 
 Edward Liu, PBM 
CEMS Singapore
(Nominated by International Association of Exhibitions & Events)
 Deborah Sexton
FASAE, DLS and Associates
(Nominated by Professional Convention Management Association)

meet the Hall of Leaders inductees

  • Corbin W. Ball, CMP, CSP, DES, MS

  • Henry S. Givray

  • Edward Liu, PBM

  • Deborah Sexton

2018 Pacesetter Award Winners
As a natural extension of the Hall of Leaders, the Events Industry Council introduced the Pacesetter Awards in 2012 to salute emerging leaders and industry supporters who exhibit individual excellence based on innovation, impact, vision, leadership, influence, collaboration, courage, perseverance, and other achievements.

Jeff Chase Zena Phillips

Jesse States

Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility
Jeff Chase
(Nominated by Freeman)
Zena Phillips, CMP, CPCE
Hilton Worldwide
(Nominated by National Association for Catering and Events)
Young Professional
Jessie States, CMP, CMM
Meeting Professionals International
(Nominated by Meeting Professionals International)

Meet the Pacesetter award winners

  • Zena Phillips, CMP, CPCE

  • Jesse States, CMP, CMM

  • Jeff Chase