Director, Industry Advancement
Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA is the Director, Industry Advancement, Events Industry Council where she leads the Sustainabilty and Industry Insights Initiatives. Representing more than 30 member organizations with over 103,500 individuals and 19,500 organizations, the Events Industry Council promotes high standards and professionalism in the events industry. Mariela is also the co-author of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry, a part of the Wiley Event Series, is the Executive Editor of the Events Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition, and co-author of Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible. She was inducted into the Meetings & Incentives Travel Hall of Fame in the category of Industry Builder in August, 2015. She is also a recipient of the 2016 Events Industry Council Pacesetter Awards.