Events Industry Council Names Recipients of Its 2022 Global Awards

The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced the recipients of its 2022 Global Awards, and Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., has been named a "Hall of Leaders" inductee. It is a lifetime achievement award for impact on the global business events sector.

The "Hall of Leaders" award is the premier recognition program in the meetings, conventions, exhibitions, hospitality and travel industry—the industry's “lifetime achievement award.” The award recognizes outstanding leaders who have shaped the industry. Each inductee is honored at the Hall of Leaders Recognition Pavilion, located permanently in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C.. The pavilion contains a short tribute video to each inductee, highlighting his or her career. 

Spyridon said, “This is a totally unexpected and humbling honor. I'm not often speechless, but I'm not sure I have the words. I am very grateful to Steve Moore, PCMA and Destinations International for the nominating support. And I am so grateful to this industry that has not only blessed my career but also given me lifelong friends and memories. I can only hope that I have given back a small fraction of what I have gained. And finally, for me, this recognition is much more about our NCVC team and the city of Nashville.”

Also, to note, Spyridon was recognized by the PRSA Nashville chapter during the 2022 Parthenon Awards last week as the recipient of the Apollo Award for Communications Leadership. The Apollo Award recognizes a Middle Tennessee executive who strives to implement sound communication practices in their organization and the community.

The Global Awards Celebration will take place at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of October 10, 2022. Registration for the awards is open, tickets can be purchased here. The Global Awards is supported by strategic partners MGM Resorts International, IMEX and Encore. It is also supported by Official Event Technology Partner Cvent and Official Event Partner, CNTV.

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