The International Association of Venue Managers’ 2017 Venue Industry Award winners were presented in Nashville, TN, August 9, at the 92nd 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 2017 Venue Excellence Award Winners
Amway Center-Orlando, FL
Cox Business Center-Tulsa, OK
Georgia World Congress Center Authority-Atlanta, GA
Music City Center-Nashville, TN
San Diego Convention Center Corporation-San Diego, CA
Education & Service Award
IAVM also announced the 2017 winner 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 2017 Education & Service Award Winner
IAVM congratulates each of the 2017 award recipients for outstanding community outreach and demonstrated leadership within the industry.