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May 9, 2014

CIC Names Inductees to Hall of Leaders




The Convention Industry Council has released the names of the 2014 inductees into the CIC Hall of Leaders and the third class of Pacesetter Award recipients. The awardees will be formally recognized at the Hall of Leaders Gala on Sunday, October 12 at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, kicking off IMEX America week.

The Hall of Leaders recognition program draws attention to the contributions that the meetings industry has made to the larger society as a whole by highlighting the specific achievements of industry pioneers and emerging leaders who not only changed the landscape of the profession, but changed the culture of business as well. Nominations are submitted either by CIC member organizations or the general industry community and honorees are recognized during the culminating awards ceremony and their stories housed virtually.

This year’s honorees are:

John Christison – Principal and Managing Member, BCI+Network, nominated by International Association of Venue Managers
Gary Sain (deceased, pictured above) – Former President/CEO, Visit Orlando, nominated by International Association of Exhibitions and Events
Patti Shock – Professor, Academic Consultant, UNLV/International School of Hospitality, Nominated by National Association for Catering and Events

Additionally, the following people were selected to receive Pacesetter awards:
Donnell Bayot, Young Professionals Award, in recognition for his innovation, nominated by National Association for Catering and Events
Lindsay Arell, Young Professionals Award, with recognition for her work with sustainability and social responsibility, Nominated by Green Meetings Industry Council

To date, 111 pioneers have been inducted into the Hall of Leaders. A complete listing of previous HOL award winners, along with pictures and details from the 2013 fete, can be found online

The Pacesetter Award, established in 2012 to honor achievement ‘in real time,’ rather than over a lifetime, has recognized seven emerging leaders whose recent accomplishments are defining how we will work in tomorrow’s industry. 

Information on attending the Hall of Leaders Gala can also be found on the CIC website.


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