President and Strategist of Borelli Strategies
Every action Nick Borelli takes professionally is to fulfill his mission: “Improving live experiences for attendees by supporting and advancing event professionals globally”. Nick is the President and Strategist of Borelli Strategies and has been in the event industry since he was 14 years old.
He specializes in digital marketing strategies through consulting, coaching, and brand communication management for events and event companies.
He speaks internationally on a range of topics both from his professional focus (live experience marketing and activations) as well as industry hot buttons (diversity, pricing transparency, and association leadership). In 2018 alone he gave over 100 educational presentations to event professionals. In 2018, Nick adopted a panel inclusion rider
which states that planners who book him must do everything in their power to make panel diversity a priority before he will contribute to their discussions. Nick has been awarded the International Live Events Association’s Esprit Award for International Volunteer of the Year, Cleveland Business Connects magazine’s Networking Star
of the Year, Smart Business Magazine’s Social Media Impact Award, and the ISES WOW Award for Best Marketing Campaign over $75,000. In June 2018, Nick was named one of MeetingsNet’s Game Changers for his work in advocating for the advancement of the events industry.
He has held multiple positions with the International Live Events Association (ILEA) including International Marcom Chair, Chair of Digital Strategy, Midwest Brand Champion, ISES Live Conference Technology Chair as well as Cleveland Chapter VP of Communication and President. Nick is the Chair of Public Relations and Marketing for the SEARCH Foundation, is on the Advisory Council for the Student Event Planners Association and has contributed to Event Manager Blog.