As CEO of the Events Industry Council, Amy Calvert oversees a global federation of more than 30 member organizations representing 103,500 individuals and 19,500 businesses in the events industry. With more than three decades of diverse event experience, Amy is a fierce advocate for all aspects of the industry’s complex, inter-connected ecosystem. She is known as a community builder, strategist and diplomat, able to tackle complex issues with empathy and a grounded business focus. Before joining EIC, Amy served as Visit Baltimore’s senior vice president of convention sales and services for 12 years, where she had budget oversight for a $4 million program budget. She also served as regional groups and meetings director for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for 10 years.