The International Association of Venue Managers’ 2018 Venue Industry Award winners were presented in Toronto, ON, Canada, on July 25, at the 93rd annual VenueConnect Conference and Trade Show. Each year, IAVM recognizes several venues and individuals who have demonstrated leadership and innovation within the industry.
Venue Excellence Awards (VEA)
The Venue Excellence Awards recognize five IAVM venues, across all sectors within membership, which demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues. Award applicants must demonstrate distinction in the management and operations of a public assembly venue including: operational excellence, safety and security, team building/professional development, and service to the community. A committee of IAVM members chooses the finalists, and winners are approved by the IAVM Board of Directors.
The 2018 Venue Excellence Award Winners
BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts – Orlando, FL
INTRUST Bank Arena – Wichita, KS
Minneapolis Convention Center – Minneapolis, MN
Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB, Canada
Education & Service Award
IAVM also announced the 2018 winners for the Education & Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes member involvement through community outreach, educational opportunities, mentorship, and internships that demonstrate excellence within our industry, as well as giving back to the community. This award is open to university staff, professional members, faculty, allied companies and individuals, as well as retired members.
The 2018 Education & Service Award Winner
Sporty Jeralds, CVE – University of South Carolina
Des Moines Performing Arts – Des Moines, IA
IAVM congratulates each of the 2018 award recipients for outstanding community outreach and demonstrated leadership within the industry.