Mariela McIlwraith is the Director of Industry Advancement with the Events Industry Council, where she oversees EIC’s Sustainability Initiative and the Industry Insights program. She is the co-author of “Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry,” is the Executive Editor of the Events Industry Council Manual, 9thEdition and co-author of “Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible.”

Partner Voices

As event professionals and destinations adjust, adapt and evolve in these uncharted waters, it is imperative that substantial resources be put in place for all of the people responsible for planning and executing trade shows, expositions and conventions. An example is Mohegan Sun, which built an industry-leading, COVID-19 Resource Center with a combination of pictures from recently held successful events (the property reopened on May 1, 2020) along with several widely available and informative documents, such as an evolving operational framework: