Mariela McIlwraith CMP, CMM, MBA

Director of Industry Advancement, Events Industry Council

Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA is the Director, Industry Advancement for the Events Industry Council where she leads the Sustainability 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 has been inducted into the Meetings & Incentives Travel Hall of Fame in the category of Industry Builder in August 2015, received a Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council in 2016 and named to the Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry 2018 list by Northstar Meetings Group.