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Social Tables Founder Dan Berger Wins Events Industry Council’s Pacesetter Award

We’re so excited to share that Social Tables Founder & CEO, Dan Berger, is the recipient of the Events Industry Council’s Pacesetter Award for 2017. This is a huge honor because the Hall of Leaders has been a symbol of industry excellence, achievement, and inspiration over the years, shaping the events industry into what it is today.

Social Tables Founder Dan Berger

This year, the Events Industry Council will continue the tradition of celebrating the best and brightest of the industry at the 2017 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards Gala on October 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held during IMEX America, the Gala will celebrate emerging talent and leadership by honoring the winners of the 2017 Events Industry Council Pacesetter Awards. Established in 2012, the Pacesetter Awards recognize the valuable contributions individuals are making to impact the events industry today as well as charting the course for a thriving future.

The 2017 Pacesetter Award recipients are Dan Berger, Social Tables, Nominated by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) (Innovation); Guy Bigwood, MCI Group, Nominated by MCI (Sustainability); and Mac Campbell, Baltimore Convention Center, Nominated by International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) (Young Professional).

Additionally, the Gala will honor the 2017 Hall of Leaders Inductees who join their esteemed colleagues in this significant achievement. The Hall of Leaders Class of 2017 inductees are David Peckinpaugh, CMP, Maritz Global Events, Nominated by the Events Industry Council Board; Patricia Patti Roscoe, CITE, Founder-Allied/PRA Destination Management, Submitted by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE); and Janet Sperstad, CMP, Madison College, Submitted by International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).

The Events Industry Council is thrilled to announce the 2017 Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Award winners. The recipients this year truly reflect the best and brightest stars of the events industry, and we look forward to honoring their legacy and leadership at the Gala event this fall, shares Karen Kotowski, CMP, CAE, CEO of the Events Industry Council. Honoring where the events industry comes from, as well as the exciting future we have ahead of us, is what makes this award celebration so special. I am proud to be able to announce the individuals who will be in the spotlight for this event.

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