Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA (2015)

  • President, Meeting Change

Mariela speaks, teaches and writes about meetings, all while running her own event-planning company. She is the co-author of Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Meetings and Events Industry, executive editor of the Convention Industry Council Manual, 9th Edition, and co-author of Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible. Mariela has also developed professional programs on sustainable events, pricing, sponsorship, accessibility and event technology. Committed to working on issues that either hold the industry back or propel it forward, she is always looking for what’s next in her quest to build a better meetings industry.