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MeetBetterCover Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible This book is all about getting started. These are the easy, low-hanging fruit to make your event more environmentally and socially responsible. Hopefully, it will help spark an excitement for sustainable events that will encourage you to continue on the path. The book was co-authored by Mariela McIlwraith, Shawna McKinley and Nancy Zavada.
GlossaryCover APEX Industry Glossary, 2016 Edition. The APEX Industry Glossary is recognized as one of the most comprehensive guides to terminology in the industry. With more almost 1,400 terms defined, the Glossary is a key reference for the specialized terminology and acronyms used throughout the convention industry. As an APEX product, it has been developed and approved “by the industry, for the industry.” Mariela McIlwraith served as Executive Editor.
CIC-Cover The Convention Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition. The CIC Manual is a valuable tool for industry professionals and is widely recognized as the most comprehensive resource available for managing the basic components of a successful meeting. Written by some of the world’s leading meeting, convention and exhibition-planning professionals, the manual contains detailed information about how to effectively organize, plan, publicize, manage and budget for group events of any size. Mariela McIlwraith served as Executive Editor.
McIlwraithHendersonCover Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry is a comprehensive roadmap that prepares event professionals for the economic, environmental, and social challenges ahead, and transforms the industry for the long run. The book was co-authored by Elizabeth Henderson and Mariela McIlwraith as part of the Wiley Event Series.

Past Presentations

Mariela has presented or facilitated sessions for:

  • MPI World Education Congress (Canada, USA)
  • PCMA Convening Leaders (USA)
  • MPI European Meetings Conference (Denmark)
  • IMEX America (USA)
  • IMEX Frankfurt (Germany)
  • CMP Conclave (USA)
  • World Meetings Forum (Mexico)
  • GMIC Sustainable Meetings Conference (USA and Canada)
  • ASAE Great Ideas (USA)
  • Event Camp Vancouver (Canada)
  • Next Generation Meetings (Sweden)
  • ICOMEX (Mexico)
  • IncentiveWorks (Canada)
  • BizBashNY (USA)
  • Congreso International de Nuevas Tendencias Turisticas (Mexico)
  • MPI Chapters (USA and Canada)



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