• ILEA Member Inducted to CIC Hall of Leaders at IMEX America

     
    POSTED September 13, 2016
     

Richard Aaron, CSEP Emeritus, MFA,  and member of the International Live Events AssociationI will be inducted into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders at IMEX America, Oct. 18–20, in Las Vegas.

“Richard, for more than 40 years, has never once stopped offering up inspiration to every segment of our industry,” says Jodi Collen, CSEP, immediate past president, ILEA. “He is very deserving of the CIC Hall of Leaders Award, and we are proud to have him affiliated with ILEA.”

Aaron is the first inductee that lists his industry affiliation as a member of ILEA. The CIC Hall of Leaders Award recognizes outstanding leaders who have shaped the industry, acknowledging career achievement, inspiring change in global meetings within the travel and events industry.

A 20-year professor at New York University, Aaron has made numerous contributions to the industry. He has worked with the SEARCH Foundation, which provides support to special event, meetings and hospitality professionals who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.

He was also behind, BizBash. an innovative tool  that addresses a digital solution for ideas, news and resources for event and meeting professionals.

The CIC Hall of Leaders will also recognize Colleen A. Rickenbacher, CSEP Emeritus, CMP, CPC, CTA, CPECP. Rickenbacher has been an ILEA member for 20 years and is  a member of the ILEA Dallas Chapter. 

The CIC Hall of Leaders awards ceremony will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 from 5:30 p.m–8 p.m. at the Jewel Nightclub at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Since The Armstrong Hotel temporarily closed on January 1 to undergo a full property renovation and redesign, the property has reopened with an expanded lobby space, upgraded suites and a complete interior refresh and redesign.

 

This year's Southwest Colorado Tourism Summit will be hosted by Visit Durango at the Strater Hotel in downtown Durango, Colorado. From April 18-19, The Durango Area Tourism Office will present the summit, guest speakers, presenters and more.