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Events Industry Council seeks new Chief Executive Officer

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The Events Industry Council (EIC) is kicking off a worldwide search for its next Chief Executive Officer to lead this organisation that serves the global events industry. In 2017, business events generated more than $2.5 trillion in sales, 26 million jobs, and contributed $1.5 trillion to GDP. The EIC also manages the Certified Meeting Professional and the Certified Meeting Professional-Healthcare credentials, the preeminent certifications for the industry.

The next CEO should possess a diverse, global perspective to help shape the vision and strategic direction of the EIC. They should have a strong track record of growth, collaboration, and strategy development and implementation. This leader will spearhead efforts to strengthen the value and sustainability of its members, support and enhance the CMP credentials, and provide a vibrant platform to address issues critical to the industry.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in leadership/management roles, including serving as an executive director, CEO, or the top P&L leader, with a track record of growing an organisation. They should be an inspirational leader with a strong business-sense that has driven highly successful performance. They should have exposure to the global trends, challenges, and opportunities of the industry and be capable of driving an ambitious strategic plan.

EIC is a $3 million association representing more 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms through its members. In 2017, EIC selected SmithBucklin as its association management partner, and the individual hired for this position will become a SmithBucklin employee dedicated to the EIC.

All interested parties should email a statement of interest specifically tied to the qualifications, experiences, and personal characteristics outlined in the position profile along with a chronologically organized resume to

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