The events and activations industry has grown at 15% annually from INR 2,800 crore in 2011-12 to INR 4,258 crore in 2014-15 according to an EY report titled ‘Making Experiences in India’. The key strengths of the industry remain its ability to get things done, and the ideation and efficiency with which it operates. It is said that partners are the backbone of any event and at the heart of a successful event planner is a team of reliable partners. It is almost impossible to leave a lasting impression (a good one, of course!) with the event without the support of a reliable partner. Often when glamor and glitter steps on the stage, the hard work and efforts of the people responsible for the spectacle is lost in the applause! Very often, their hopes of ever getting recognized for their work is forgotten in the preparation of the next event and then the next. Spotlight awards, an initiative of EEMA aims to provide a platform to felicitate and honour their outstanding performance and tremendous contribution towards development of the industry. Spotlight Awards presents a forum where pioneers, individuals, organisations,old associates and new entrants get together to share their experiences, ideas, accomplishments and achievements together under one roof.Also, a portal to help event managers chose from the country’s best partners to ensure smooth execution/functioning of an event.