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Eventex Index 2022

Top 100 Most Influential People
in the Event Industry

The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry index recognizes exceptional industry figures from around the globe who have left a mark on the industry with their creativity, vision, and capacity for innovation. The list is decided entirely by the public who first get to nominate and then vote on who they believe has influenced the industry the most lately.

Nomination period

November 16 - November 21

Voting

November 21 - December 2

announcing the results

December 7

Top 100 Most Influential People

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Zuzana Adamson

Zuzana Adamson

Director

MICE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

LinkedIn
Żaneta Berus

Żaneta Berus

Founder & CEO

In2Win Business Consulting

LinkedIn

Top 100 Most Influential People

Aaron Kaufman

President

Fifth Element Group

Abi Cannons

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Grip

Adam Parry

Co-founder

Event Tech Live

Adrian Segar

Founder

Conferences That Work

Akeshi Akinseye

CEO & Founder

Kesh Events

Aleksandra Panyukhina

Experience Marketing Lead

Pixelz

Alessia Comis Ronchin

CEO

Pidelaluna events

Amber Anderson

Wedding Industry Educator

Refine for Wedding Planners

Amy Calvert

CEO

Events Industry Council

Andrew Roby

CEO

Andrew Roby Events

Aneta Ksiazek

Head

Poland Convention Bureau

Angela Harar

Portfolio Director

Clarion Events

Anna Jędrocha

President

Symposium Cracoviense Sp. z o.o.

Annamaria Ruffini

President

SITE

Anthony Kelly

MD & CMO

Measurable Marketing Consultancy

Anthony Vade

Event Experience Strategy Director

Encore

Ashanti Bentil-Dhue

Founder & CEO

Good Soil Leaders

Barun Gupta

President

Site India Chapter

Brandt Krueger

Senior Production Manager

EideCom

Butch Spyridon

CEO

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Calum Di Lieto

C&IT Magazine - Editor

Haymarket Media Group

Carina Bauer

CEO

The IMEX Group

Carly Silberstein

CEO

Redstone Agency

Carrie Davenport

Lead Meeting Planner, Industry Engagement

Altria

Charli Briggs

Founder & Director

Eventure Experiences Ltd

Chloe Richardson

VP Senior Corporate Relations

MD - Explori; ELX

Christoph Tessmar

Director

Barcelona Convention Bureau

Colja Dams

Owner & CEO

VOK DAMS Events & Live-Marketing worldwide

Corbin Ball

Founder

Corbin Ball & Co.

Courtney Stanley

Keynote Speaker, Event Emcee & Business Coach

Courtney Stanley Consulting, LLC

Dahlia El Gazzar

Tech Evangelist

DAHLIA+ Agency

Dan Assor

Production Director

Clear Path Analysis

David Adler

Chairman & Founder

BizBash

DeShawn Wynn

Chief Meeting Architect

Wynning Touch Event Design

Denis Braguini Bevacqua

Events Director

RD Station

Don Welsh

Founder & CEO

Destinations International

Dwayne Rutherford

Founder & Managing Director

Debonair Corporate Events

Elizabeth Irving

CMO

Clarion Events Inc.

Elliot Ferguson

President & CEO

Destination DC

Enrique Fernandez

CEO

Eferson

Erin Schneiderman

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of the Special Event Management Program

Arizona State University

Fay Sharpe

Founder

Fast Forward 15

Fiona Robson

Vice President & Group Commercial Director for EMEA

Encore

Gavin Farley

CEO

asembl.

Gina Samuels

Managing Director

The Production House Events

Jaime Bennett

Regional Director

PCMA

James Morgan

Dean

International Tourism and Hospitality College

Javed Shaikh

Head of Operations (NCR)

DLF limited

Jill Douglas

Account Director - Events & Experiential

Neon Agency

John Martinez

Founder & CEO

Shocklogic

John O'Shaughnessy

Creative Director

Verve Live Agency

Julia O’Grady

Founder & Chief Futurist

ITM EVENTS

Juliet Tripp

Group Strategy Director

Make Events Ltd

Julius Solaris

Founder

Boldpush

Karim Kassab

Senior Vice President, Technical Production

Hartmann Studios

Kate Patay

Director of Engagement & Chairwoman

Terramar & SEARCH Foundation

Keneisha Williams

Founder

Black in Events

Krzysztof Paradowski

Partner

BluExperience | BluPlatform.io | CMA AV

Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee & Keynote Speaker

Laura Schwartz Live

Laura Viilep

Head of Events

Mindvalley

Lori Pugh Marcum

Events Content Director

EnsembleIQ

Magdalina Atanassova

Creative Director Digital

Kenes Group

Mahoganey Jones

Founder & CEO

Event Specialists Inc.

Marcie Holt

Alienware Experiential Event Manager

Alienware - a computer gaming hardware subsidiary of Dell Technologies

Marin Bright

Founder & CEO

Smart Meetings

Mary Franklin

Head of Events

Crunchyroll

Mathias Posch

Chairman & Partner

ICS

Matthew Franks

Director of Events

DRPG

Max Fellows

Co-founder; Founder

Elevate; Allpoints

Michael Dominguez

President & CEO

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI)

Mike Ferreira

Owner & Founder

Meetings Made Easy

Milos Dimitrijevic

Director

Miross Travel

Natalie John

Lead Planner & Owner

Dreamy Weddings

Nicola McGrane

CEO

Conference Partners International & Event Partners Ireland

Olga Krzemińska-Zasadzka

CEO

Agencja POWER - Event Incentive Conference Sport

Ori Lahav

CEO

Kenes Group

Padraic Gilligan

CMO

SITE

Patrizia Buongiorno

Vice President

AIM Group International

Rachel Wimberly

Editor-in-Chief

Trade Show News Network

Rafael Hernandez

Chairman

World Meetings Forum

Randi Bushell

Founder & CEO

Merri

Raymond Brown

COO

MAS

Remy Cregut

CEO

Montreux Music & Convention Centre

Richard Bridge

Founder & CEO

Top Banana

Sasha Green

Senior Account Executive

Eventure Experiences Ltd

Sherrif Karamat

Chief Executive Officer

Professional Convention Management Association

Sina Buente

Hybrid & Digital Events Expert

IUCN

Sophie Ahmed

SVP Market Strategy

Hublio

Steve Kemble

Principal

Steve Kemble Event Design

Steve Mackenzie

Chief Innovation Officer

Ungerboeck

Tahira Endean

Author

International Event Design

Tara Higgins

President; Senior Vice President

Hargrove; Commercial (Encore)

Tess M. Vismale

CEO

iSocialx

Tracy Halliwell

Director of Tourism, Conventions & Major Events for London

London & Partners

Tracy Judge

Founder & CEO

Soundings

Vanessa Lovatt

Global Director of Customer Engagement

Notified

Vanessa Ohayon

Founder

Vanessa & Co. Events & Hospitality

Victor Cid Branger

CEO & Director for Corporate Events

Espacio Bureau

Will Curran

Chief Einstein

Endless Events

Wouter Boits

Founder & CEO

The Oval Office

Methodology

Nomination period: 16 – 21 November 2022.
The public voting list included all nominees within the nomination period and the extended nomination period.
Voting period: 21 November – 2 December 2022.
All voters had the opportunity to vote for up to 10 nominees.
The list of “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry” was determined based on the votes received. Only the 100 people with the highest number of votes are the featured in the list.
The results are published in alphabetical order.
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