McGowan will speak at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotel on November 4 in the after-dinner slot.
Hosted by talkSPORT radio's Mark Saggers, the awards recognise the contribution made by professional and volunteer expertise at venues across the UK and in all major sports.
Visit www.iogawards.com to view the 19 categories and to make your nominations before July 31.
The awards are being held on the evening of the opening day of the SALTEX exhibition (www.iogsaltex.co.uk) at the adjacent NEC, a two-day exhibition that showcases a myriad of money-saving products and provides an unrivalled and free education programme on subjects that appeal to every visitor.
To book see www.iogawards.com or email email@example.com.