Geoff Donaghy, ASM Global’s group director of convention centres for the Asia Pacific region and ICC Sydney CEO, has been selected for induction into the US-based Event Industry Council’s (EIC) Hall of Leaders.
Harvey Lister, Chairman and chief executive of ASM Global Asia Pacific, said Donaghy’s achievement was testament to his prevailing hard work, passion and enthusiasm.
“Geoff’s career achievements span decades and include championing the development of several major venues in Australia for ASM Global such as the Cairns Convention Centre, Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and International Convention Centre Sydney,” said Lister.
“Geoff was also heavily involved in the company’s securing of the convention centre partnership in Los Angeles and Hawaii, today part of the ASM Global portfolio of more than 330 venues across five continents.
“He has long been a strong advocate for business events specifically, uplifting their importance globally, but never before has his leadership of the sector been more pronounced than recently during one of the most challenging periods in our sector’s history.”
AIPC president Greg O’Dell spearheaded the submission for the lifetime achievement award to acknowledge Donaghy’s length and depth of service in the business events sector.
“Geoff is a true events industry aficionado, always generously sharing his wealth of knowledge to elevate the industry in which he works and where his passion lies. He has been instrumental in elevating the events industry globally and nationally,” O’Dell said.