Today in Events: NYWIFT to Honor Gloria Estefan, Jane Rosenthal, and Other Film and TV Luminaries; Hong Kong Unrest Takes a Toll On Events; Salesforcee C.E.O. Heckled During Talk at Dreamforce

1. NYWIFT TO HONOR GLORIA ESTEFAN, JANE ROSENTHAL, AND OTHER FILM AND TV LUMINARIES: The N.Y. Women in Film and Television Muse Awards luncheon this year will honor singer/songwriter/actress Gloria Estefan, Harriet director Kasi Lemmons, and Tribeca Enterprises CEO and co-founder Jane Rosenthal. Set to take place on December 10 at the New York Hilton Midtown, the event will be hosted by CBS Sunday Morning contributor Nancy Giles, and several other women also will be honored for their industry contributions. The Hollywood Reporter: “NYWIFT board of directors president Jamie Zelermyer said, ‘Now celebrating its 40th year, the annual NYWIFT Muse Awards continues this organization’s long tradition and dedication of applauding the work and achievements of women in our industry and we look forward to honoring this year’s incredible roster of accomplished women.’”

2. HONG KONG UNREST TAKES A TOLL ON EVENTS: The event industry is the latest casualty of the prolonged protests in Hong Kong. An upcoming major airline conference co-hosted by Cathay Pacific Airways Inc. just pulled up stakes, which follows cancellations by a Pride parade, sports tournaments, an international tattoo convention, and many more. Fortune: “The government last month announced incentives to provide relief for the tourism industry, including handing out about HK$100 million ($12.8 million) to travel agencies, but the continued loss of public and corporate events and the rush of violence is stoking concern that Hong Kong’s situation is set to worsen. ‘What we are witnessing is very worrisome,’ lawmaker Yiu Si-wing said.”

3. SALESFORCE C.E.O. HECKLED DURING HIS TALK AT DREAMFORCE: Salesforce co-C.E.O. Marc Benioff on Tuesday faced a controversy that has dogged the company head-on. He was heckled by protesters during his keynote address at the company’s annual Dreamforce conference. At issue is Salesforce’s contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which protesters claim has detained thousands of people, including children. Benioff gave the first protester 30 seconds to speak and responded to his claims. A second protester was drowned out by the noise of Dreamforce before Benioff continued his speech. CNBC: “‘I want to tell you why I stopped the program and let him speak for 30 seconds,’ Benioff said. ‘It’s because I value free speech in this country. I value everybody’s speech…We’ve heard from your group, and we will [be] happy to have a further conversation with you,’ Benioff said. 'We gave you your time. We will continue to give you other opportunities to speak. Thank you very much.’ The crowd applauded, and Benioff continued speaking.”