IMEX chief executive Carina Bauer has been inducted into the Events Industry Council (EIC)’s Hall of Leaders.
The 2023 EIC Global Awards Celebration took place on Monday at Bellagio Resort & Casino as IMEX America got underway. The ceremony also saw Dale Hudson, formerly IMEX’s director of knowledge and events, honoured with the Pacesetter Award.
The Hall of Leaders award champions people who have shaped the sector and created an enduring impact through their efforts.
Bauer is one of seven new Hall of Leaders inductees and joins an outstanding roll call of industry leaders, including her father and IMEX chairman Ray Bloom.
“At IMEX we have a principle of sharing what we learn,” Bauer said. “Throughout my career I’ve been supported and inspired by others sharing their knowledge and experience. My father, Ray Bloom, is part of that roll call and to join him as the first father and daughter inductees into the Hall of Leaders is something very special.
“As our sector continues to evolve, my intention is to ensure that we keep on looking ahead and welcome the new people entering our industry with a similarly collaborative and guiding spirit.
“A huge congratulations to all my fellow inductees and a special thank-you to Senthil, Marta and the ICCA Board of Directors for nominating me and, of course, to all at the EIC for this wonderful honour.”
Amy Calvert, CEO, Events Industry Council, said: “Among Carina’s many strong leadership qualities is that she’s a fantastic listener and collaborator with a strong focus on promoting positivity and motivating change. She has been a driving force in pushing sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the very top of our collective agenda, and played a pivotal role promoting inclusivity and diversity, leading campaigns that prioritise equality, accessibility and representation. These are all factors that now form the cornerstone of how we conduct our international business.”
Bauer was nominated by ICCA chief executive Senthil Gopinath who added: “Carina Bauer is such a positive and proactive force in our industry. She epitomises what it is to be a leader and is an inspiration to so many of us in so many ways.”