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The Most Influential People in the Events Industry

The Most Influential People in the Events Industry index recognizes exceptional individuals from around the globe who have made an impact 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.



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The 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry

Aaron Fernandez

Event Production Technician

First Agency

Aaron Kaufman

President

Fifth Element Group

Adam Quigley

Director

Ministry Venues

Adrian Czyczerski

CEO

Meeting Application

Agnieszka Nowinska

President

POLISH ASSOCIATION OF CONFERENCE INTERPRETERS

Akshay Mohod

CEO

Creative Wills Entertainment

Aleksander Wicka

Head of Marketing and Communications

Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Alexandre Fittipaldi

Partner and Executive Creative Director

MediaMonks

Alistair Graham

CEO

emc3

Ander Bilbao

Chief Knowledge Officer

beon. Worldwide

Andrea Santos

Events Officer

IWRA - International Water Resources Association

Anelise Longo

Sponsorship Sales Manager - Defence | Pharmaceutical

SAE Media Group

Anna Nowakowska

CEO & Founder

MICE & VENUE

Anthony Lambatos

Co-Owner

Footers Catering

Audrey Alloul

Chief Digital Officer

Kenes Group

Avital Rosen-Topel

VP Business Development

Kenes Group

Benoit Sauvage

CEO

Connect DMC

Brandon Wernli

Founder and CEO

BW Events Tech

Catarina Messias

Event Manager

Desafio Global Corporate Events

Charanpal Singh

Assistant Manager,Meetings and Events

Cvent

Charli Briggs

Owner / Director & Coach

Eventure Experiences Ltd

Christoph Tessmar

Director

Barcelona Convention Bureau

Cláudia Coutinho de Sousa

Editor-in-Chief

Event Point International

Cláudia Lopes

Founding Partner

MUD.E | Venues Portugal | EventCast

Colja Dams

CEO

VOK DAMS worldwide

Dagmara Chmielewska

CEO

Events Industry Association - Poland

Dahlia El Gazzar

DAHLIA+Agency

Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur

Danielle Phippen

Chief Creative Officer

Access

David de Bruijn

Creative Director

WINK

Diogo Rebelo Rodrigues

Director of Groups & Events

Penha Longa Resort,a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Dominika Beliniak

Managing Director

Bespoke Agency Poland

Ed Wood

CEO

Elevate

Elisabetta Caminiti

CEO & Managing Director

MINE

Elizabeth Sheils

Co-Founder,CEO

Rock Paper Coin

Erica Maurer

Partner

EMRG Media

Estefanía Zárate Angarita

MarCom Manager

Kenes Group

Fabrice Orlando

Founder

Cocoon Events by Fabrice Orlando

Fenny Torres

Founder

Fenny Torres Events & Wedding Planner

Filipe Trindade

Director

Alfandega Congress Centre

Francesca Gangitano

Senior Director,Strategy & Planning

Impact XM

Gabriela Neves

Partner

Factory360

Gaurav Chauhan

Head of Events & Experiences

Google India

Grzegorz Potoczek

CEO

CMA PL

Hasan Dinc

Managing Director

odsturkey

Inese Lukaševska

Founder

Luka Agency

James Morgan

Founder

James Morgan Associates

Janice Cardinale

Founder

Event Minds Matter

Jennifer Sheets Rodriguez

Senior Sales Manager

Access

Jocelyn Flanagan

Founder & CEO

e=mc2 events

John Martinez

CEO & Founder

Shocklogic

Julieta Trifonova

Director Kenes Bulgaria & Account Manager Original Events

Kenes Group

Julius Solaris

Events & Media Consultant

Boldpush

Kate Patay

Vice President of Global Engagement

Terramar

Katie Goyette

VP of Sales

TC Restaurant Group

Katy Kamali

Partner and Senior Planner

Bridal Bliss

Kendall Shai Rowsey

Account Director

Factory360

Lara Sandre

International Business Development Manager

Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini / Palacongressi di Rimini

Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee,Keynote Speaker,Author and Television Commentator

Laura Schwartz Live

Laura Tavernor

Associate Vice President,Marketing & Communications

dmg events

Lucas Margulis

Founder & President

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group

Maddalena Milone

CEO

Meeting Planner

Maria C. Vieira

Owner

Ambiance Weddings Azores

Michael Dominguez

President & CEO

ALHI: Associated Luxury Hotels International

Michail Panagiotakis

Events Director

Viola Communications

Michał Kaleta

Managing Director & Partner

endorfina events

Nadra Mohy el Dine

Head of Global Experience Marketing

Philips

Nahid Muzaini Farhoud

CEO

Nahid Global Events

Natalia Truszczynska

CEO,Partner

BLUEXPERIENCE

Natasha Butt

Co-Founder

Expocast

Nathan Cassar

Owner

Nathan Cassar Master of Ceremonies

Nina Żukowska

Mentor

Świat Eventów/Event Manager World

Nonnie Kubeka

Head of Convention &Events Bureau

Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau

Nora Sheils

Co-Founder

Rock Paper Coin INC

Ori Lahav

CEO

Kenes Group

Paule Labelle

Co-founder

Cava Rose

Pedro Rodrigues

Director Geral at Desafio Global & Go Live Digital Events

Desafio Global

Reham El Ezaby

Events Client Servicing Director

Viola Communications

Remy Cregut

CEO & Chief Experience Officer

Montreux Music & Convention Centre

Rovana Munteanu

Senior Partner

Exploratist

Rui Mota Pinto

Owner

Wedding Tailor & Planner - Rui Mota Pinto

Ruth Niemi

Owner

Sun and Snow Weddings

Shelly Archer

Partner

360 Destination Group

Sina Bünte

Digital and Hybrid Events Expert

IUCN

Stefano Ferri

Owner

Stefano Ferri Communication & Marketing

Tahira Endean

Head of Programme

The IMEX Group

Tanya Pinchuk

CEO & Co-founder

ExpoPlatform

Taren Bradley

Executive Producer

The Dufour Collaborative

Tatiana Lotufo

Vice President,Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Access DMC

Tess Vismale

Founder & CEO

iSocialExececution

Thuy Diep

Senior Meeting Planner

CWT Events

Tim Steele

Creative Director

Hartmann Studios,Inc.

Trevor Hanks

Partner

360 Destination Group

Ulrike Tondorf

Head of Brand Activation and Engagement

Bayer

Uzi Drori

CIO

Kenes Group

Venita McLemore

Head of Global Press Events

AWS

Vicente Femenia

Head of events

IAB Spain

Will Curran

Head of Klik

Bizzabo

Yusno Yunos

CEO

Evenesis

Yvonne McNair

Chief Experience Officer

Captivate Marketing Group

Zaneta Berus

CEO & Founder

In2Win Business Consulting

The 50 Most Influential Event Professionals

Aaron Kaufman

President

Fifth Element Group

Agnieszka Nowinska

President

POLISH ASSOCIATION OF CONFERENCE INTERPRETERS

Akshay Mohod

CEO

Creative Wills Entertainment

Alexandre Fittipaldi

Partner and Executive Creative Director

MediaMonks

Ander Bilbao

Chief Knowledge Officer

beon. Worldwide

Andrea Santos

Events Officer

IWRA - International Water Resources Association

Anthony Lambatos

Co-Owner

Footers Catering

Audrey Alloul

Chief Digital Officer

Kenes Group

Avital Rosen-Topel

VP Business Development

Kenes Group

Catarina Messias

Event Manager

Desafio Global Corporate Events

Cláudia Coutinho de Sousa

Editor-in-Chief

Event Point International

Cláudia Lopes

Founding Partner

MUD.E | Venues Portugal | EventCast

Dagmara Chmielewska

CEO

Events Industry Association - Poland

Danielle Phippen

Chief Creative Officer

Access

David de Bruijn

Creative Director

WINK

Dominika Beliniak

Managing Director

Bespoke Agency Poland

Elisabetta Caminiti

CEO & Managing Director

MINE

Erica Maurer

Partner

EMRG Media

Estefanía Zárate Angarita

MarCom Manager

Kenes Group

Francesca Gangitano

Senior Director,Strategy & Planning

Impact XM

Gabriela Neves

Partner

Factory360

Gaurav Chauhan

Head of Events & Experiences

Google India

Inese Lukaševska

Founder

Luka Agency

James Morgan

Founder

James Morgan Associates

Janice Cardinale

Founder

Event Minds Matter

Jennifer Sheets Rodriguez

Senior Sales Manager

Access

Jocelyn Flanagan

Founder & CEO

e=mc2 events

Julius Solaris

Events & Media Consultant

Boldpush

Kate Patay

Vice President of Global Engagement

Terramar

Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee,Keynote Speaker,Author and Television Commentator

Laura Schwartz Live

Laura Tavernor

Associate Vice President,Marketing & Communications

dmg events

Lucas Margulis

Founder & President

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group

Maddalena Milone

CEO

Meeting Planner

Michał Kaleta

Managing Director & Partner

endorfina events

Nadra Mohy el Dine

Head of Global Experience Marketing

Philips

Nonnie Kubeka

Head of Convention &Events Bureau

Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau

Ori Lahav

CEO

Kenes Group

Paule Labelle

Co-founder

Cava Rose

Pedro Rodrigues

Director Geral at Desafio Global & Go Live Digital Events

Desafio Global

Reham El Ezaby

Events Client Servicing Director

Viola Communications

Rovana Munteanu

Senior Partner

Exploratist

Shelly Archer

Partner

360 Destination Group

Stefano Ferri

Owner

Stefano Ferri Communication & Marketing

Tatiana Lotufo

Vice President,Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Access DMC

Tim Steele

Creative Director

Hartmann Studios,Inc.

Trevor Hanks

Partner

360 Destination Group

Ulrike Tondorf

Head of Brand Activation and Engagement

Bayer

Vicente Femenia

Head of events

IAB Spain

Yvonne McNair

Chief Experience Officer

Captivate Marketing Group

Zoe Ganch

Creative Director

Factory360

The 50 Most Influential Event Technology Professionals

Aaron Fernandez

Event Production Technician

First Agency

Abhishek Misra

Event Tech Specialist

AM Events

Adrian Czyczerski

CEO

Meeting Application

Aitor Zabala

CEO

EasyVirtualFair

Albi Zhulali

CEO

Softmogul

Alex Kelsey

Director of Marketing

Greenvelope

Alison Glaves

Managing Director

MEDIAmaker

Allison Page

Founder & Chief Product Officer

SevenRooms

Annarita Montanaro

CEO & Owner

Giglio Service Events

Antony Hampel

CEO & Founder

Alive Events Agency

Brandon Wernli

Founder and CEO

BW Events Tech

Brandt Krueger

Senior Production Manager

EideCom

Charanpal Singh

Assistant Manager,Meetings and Events

Cvent

Corbin Ball

Founder

Corbin Ball & Co

Dahlia El Gazzar

DAHLIA+Agency

Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur

Dave Young

Head of Production

ICC belfast

Debbie Garcia

CEO

virsitour

Dominika Paciorkowska

Managing Director

ClickMeeting

Elizabeth Sheils

Co-Founder,CEO

Rock Paper Coin

Evan Babins

Event Manager

Intuit

Grzegorz Potoczek

CEO

CMA PL

John Martinez

CEO & Founder

Shocklogic

Jonathan Kazarian

CEO,Founder

Accelevents,Inc

Merijn van Buuren

Founder

Event Mender

Michael Kranitz

SVP

Eventsquid

Michael Shapiro

Executive Editor

Northstar Meetings Group

Muhammad Younas

Founder & CEO

vFairs

Natalia Nowicka

Co-owner

Picsane

Nora Sheils

Co-Founder

Rock Paper Coin INC

Randi Bushell

Founder & CEO

Merri

Rennie Colelli

President & CEO

bb Blanc Inc.

Scott Frankel

President

Animatic Media,LLC

Scott Schoeneberger

Managing Partner

Bluewater Technologies Group,Inc.

Shawn Cheng

Event Strategist

Curious Bear Management

Shlomi Ashkenazi

CEO

EventMagix

Steve Mackenzie

Chief Innovation Officer

Momentus Technologies

Sujoy Cherian

Creative Technologist,Serial Entrepreneur and CEO Option 1 Live

Option 1 Live

Tahira Endean

Head of Programme

The IMEX Group

Tamar Beck

CEO

Gleanin

Tanya Pinchuk

CEO & Co-founder

ExpoPlatform

Tess Vismale

Founder & CEO

iSocialExececution

Tim Groot

Founder & CEO

Grip

Tom McMahon

CEO

MCM

Victor Kippes

CEO

Validar

Virginia Boschi

Account Director

JMarquardt Technologies

Will Curran

Head of Klik

Bizzabo

Yong-il Cho

Audio Solution Specialist

Avid Technology

Yuanyuan Zhou

Co-founder

Whova

Yusno Yunos

CEO

Evenesis

Zeljko Resetar

Board President

PHOBS

The 50 Most Influential Venue Professionals

Aaron Moffatt

Owner

Creative Venue Stylist

Adam Quigley

Director

Ministry Venues

Agnieszka Sikorska

Director

Silesia Convention Bureau,

Ahmad Ghaddar

General Manager

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Alan Laidlaw

Director

Royal Highland Centre

Alessandro Cavo

President

Confcommercio Genova

Alexander Landsnes

General Manager

Stavanger Forum

Ali Colak

Executive Event Planner

World Trade Center Ankara

Alyson Lyndon

Event Sales & Business Development Manager

Cranmore Park Conference,Exhibition and Event Centre

Amanda Barnes

Owner

Kalinya Gardens Estate

Anders Nyland

CEO & Director of Tourism

Bergen Tourist Board

Anita Mifsud

CEO

Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre

Anke Scholz

Manager

Nurnberg Convention Center

Anna Nowakowska

CEO & Founder

MICE & VENUE

Anni Vepsäläinen

CEO

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre Messukeskus

Annie Kristi Korsmo

Director of Sales

Nordic Hotels & Resorts

Ariane Deguelle

Benelux Chapter General Manager

SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre

Benoit Sauvage

CEO

Connect DMC

Brad Mayne

President & CEO

IAVM: International Association Of Venue Managers

Butch Spyridon

CEO

Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Christie Dare-Garness

Council & Event Services Administrator

City of Las Vegas

Christina Strohschneider

Association Sales Manager

Austria Center Vienna - Internationales Kongresszentrum

Christoph Tessmar

Director

Barcelona Convention Bureau

Donatella Giannilivigni

Sales Exhibitor Organizer

Lingotto Fiere

Faisal Sayed

General Manager

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Filipe Trindade

Director

Alfandega Congress Centre

Gopika Murali

Communications Executive

World Trade Center Dublin

Ines Antti-Poika

Business Events Manager

Finland Convention Bureau

Izabela Błaszczyk

President

Ice Krakow Congress Centre

Julia Corkey

CEO

ICC Belfast

Kadri Karu

Managing Director

Estonian Convention Bureau

Karina Grützner

Director

Stuttgart Convention Bureau

Kasia Marciszyn

Head of Department

EXPO Krakow

Katie Goyette

VP of Sales

TC Restaurant Group

Lara Sandre

International Business Development Manager

Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini / Palacongressi di Rimini

Malin Nilsson

Director

Portaventura Convention Centre

Marinos Marinos

General Manager

Athens Metropolitan Expo S.A.

María del Mar Carnero

Congress and Events Director

Seville Conference and Exhibition Center- FIBES

Michael Dominguez

President & CEO

ALHI: Associated Luxury Hotels International

Sabrina Żymierska

Director

Poznan Congress Center

Silke Schlinnertz

Ambassador

Healthy Venues

Susana Pérez Vilán

Director

Palacio de Congresos de Salamanca

Sven Bossu

CEO

AIPC: International Association of Convention Centres

Taubie Motlhabane

CEO

CTICC: Cape Town International Convention Center

Thomas Mauch

Business Development Manager

RAI Amsterdam

Tracey Welten

Director

Austin Villa Estate

Tracy Halliwell

Director of Tourism,Conventions and Major Events

London Convention Bureau

Vanessa Renaud

Assistant Director

Atout: France's National Tourism Development Agency

Veronika Schumann

Head of Convention Bureau Tirol

Convention Bureau Tirol

Victor Cid Branger

Director

Espacio Bureau - Palacio Neptuno

Virginie Blida

Executive Event Planner

World Trade Center Lille

Yasemin Bölükbaş

Corporate Communications Director

WOW Convention Center

The 50 Most Influential Wedding Professionals

Adrienne Johnson

Owner

Redefined Elegance Event Planners

Ailsa Grindlay

Owner

I Do You Do We Do

Amy Abbott

Owner

Amy Abbott Events

Anna Winward

Owner

Just Married Barcelona

Arpita Bashani

Founder & Managing Director

Fusion Crafters

Arun Bablani

Owner

Vivaah Weddings

Beatrice Anichini

Founder

BeA – Al Fresco Wedding

Beckie Melvin

Owner

Emerald Orchid Weddings

Branka Cubelic

CEO

Dreamtime Events Croatia

Candice (Barnes) Bydder

Owner

Celebrations by Candice

Carly Wade

Managing Director

CL Weddings and Events

Charlie Cooper

Owner

By Charlie

Chloe Stavrinidis

Group Manager

Tatara Receptions

Christel Lund Winther

Owner

Christel Winther Weddings

Claudia Salazar

Ceo

Bodas Claudia Salazar

Clementine Ward

Co-founder

AwardWeddings

Darcie Farrugia

Events and Weddings Manager

Ben Ean Estate

Debora Cavalieri

Owner

Debora Cavalieri Event Planner

Elysia Schultz

Wedding Sales & Admin

The Farm Yarra Valley

Erica Thimsen

Owner

Helping Hand Parties & Weddings

Fabrice Orlando

Founder

Cocoon Events by Fabrice Orlando

Fenny Torres

Founder

Fenny Torres Events & Wedding Planner

Fiona Rogers

Owner

Fiona Rogers Marriage Celebrant

Glenda Marradi

Wedding Planner

STUDIO PROGETTAZIONE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS

J.C Sanchez Herrera

Owner

JC Bridal + Events

Jennifer Matteo

Owner

Jennifer Matteo Event Planning

Jenny Kelly

Owner

Australian Wedding Entertainment

Katy Kamali

Partner and Senior Planner

Bridal Bliss

Kevin Dennis

Owner

Fantasy Sound Event Services / WeddingIQ

Leanne Hindle

Director

Marry Abroad Simply

Leticia Hsu

President and Co-Founder

Association of Wedding Professionals,Malaysia

Maria C. Vieira

Owner

Ambiance Weddings Azores

Meghan Ely

Owner

OFD Consulting LLC

Meredith Corning

Executive Event Planner

Meredith Events

Michele Del-Bianco

Director

An Island Hideaway

Nahid Muzaini Farhoud

CEO

Nahid Global Events

Natasha Lovett

Owner

Infinity Weddings and Events

Nathan Cassar

Owner

Nathan Cassar Master of Ceremonies

Nicole Ritchie

Owner

Beautiful Weddings Australia

Nishi Bajaj

Co-founder

Bon Evento

Pamella Dunn

Owner

Pamella Dunn | Yorkshire Wedding Planner

Percy Sales

Creative Director | Principal Planner

Percy Sales Events

Roxy Zapala

Owner

Art of Celebrations

Rui Mota Pinto

Owner

Wedding Tailor & Planner - Rui Mota Pinto

Ruth Niemi

Owner

Sun and Snow Weddings

Sarah Powell

Owner

Bespoke Country Weddings

Serena Ranieri

Founder

Italian Event Planners

Sotonye Deru

Owner

SD Weddings MGT

Susan Voelkel

President

Platinum Florida Wedding Company

Tammie Fowler

Managing Director

Style on Q

Tania Russell

Owner

Tania Russell Weddings

Travis Zielinski

Owner

88 Events

Val Tissen

Director

Wedding Whispers

Vicky Nicholas

Owner

Perfect Planners Wedding & Events

Viviana V.

Owner

Weddingincortina

The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in Asia and the Middle East

Abhishek Jainn

Founder

Staunch Eventz Pvt Ltd

Abhishek Misra

Event Tech Specialist

AM Events

Ajay Agarwal

CEO

Arch Promotions & Services

Akshay Mohod

CEO

Creative Wills Entertainment

Amr Saafan

Founder,CEO &CTO

Nile Bits

Andy Kiwanuka

Managing Director

CloserStill Media

Angat Walia

Founder & Managing Director

Creators Marketing Solutions Private Limited - Events & Weddings

Apoorv Sehgal

Co-founder

Express Event Station

Arpita Bashani

Founder & Managing Director

Fusion Crafters

Arun Bablani

Owner

Vivaah Weddings

Ashley Roberts

Managing Director

CONNECT

Audrey Alloul

Chief Digital Officer

Kenes Group

Avital Rosen-Topel

VP Business Development

Kenes Group

Charanpal Singh

Assistant Manager,Meetings and Events

Cvent

Cherag Gandhi

CEO

eRegNow

Christel Have

Founder & Managing Director

Diaedu Management Consultants

Dan Rivlin

Executive Chair & CVO

Kenes Group

Divya Chadha

Director

Klass Apart Events

Eunice Wong

Chief Brand Consultant

wowwowtank

Gaurav Chanana

Managing Director

Aahaa Event

Gaurav Chauhan

Head of Events & Experiences

Google India

Gaurav Sehrawat

Director

Mubaarqaan

Janhavi Vaze

Founder & Creative Head

Gulmohar Inc.

Jashwanth Kumar

Managing Partner

R'cadia Events

Kaori Negoro

Director,Marketing

Google Cloud Japan

Kartik Seth

Founder

Inch Perfecto

Kiran Kawatra

Director & Co-Founder

Eventz4u

Lavina Thakur

Director

Eventpreneur LLP / EDCA

Leticia Hsu

President and Co-Founder

Association of Wedding Professionals,Malaysia

Limor Cunia

VP Clients & Operations

Kenes Group

Manu Saxena

Owner

Phulkaas Events & Hospitality

Michail Panagiotakis

Events Director

Viola Communications

Nishi Bajaj

Co-founder

Bon Evento

Ori Lahav

CEO

Kenes Group

Pooja Doshi

Founder

Elusive Dreams By Pooja Doshi

Rahul Kapoor

Co-Founder and Chief Business Head

Roseknot Events

Rakesh Trivedi

Founder & Director

Shiv Tattva Productions

Rani Ghiya

Founder

Wedding Gala By Rani

Reham El Ezaby

Events Client Servicing Director

Viola Communications

Ron Marcovici

Marketing Director

Kenes Group

Russel Britto

Managing Director

Royal Gala Events

Samir Warsi

Event Planner

Wedding Creativators

Sharon Lewis

Senior Director of Accounts

INVNT.ATOM

Sheikh Abdul Sameer

Managing Director

3Mark Services

Soumya Raghu

CEO & Co-founder

Taarini Weddings and Events

Sujoy Cherian

Creative Technologist,Serial Entrepreneur and CEO Option 1 Live

Option 1 Live

Suraj Kalekar

Co-founder

Tranzition Weddings & Events

Tjun Hong Loh

Chief Formulation Officer

Magnet Group Sdn Bhd

Uzi Drori

CIO

Kenes Group

Vaibhav Kalangutkar

Managing Partner and Founder

Event Basket

Vishal Jamwal

Managing Director

Just Us Events And Marketing Solution

Yogendra Vora

Founder

TECOGIS

Yong-il Cho

Audio Solution Specialist

Avid Technology

Yusno Yunos

CEO

Evenesis

The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in Australia and New Zealand

Adam Vardy

Owner

Mewburn Park events // Vardy Creatives

Ahmad Ghaddar

General Manager

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa

Amanda Appel

Director

The Bower Estate

Amanda Barnes

Owner

Kalinya Gardens Estate

Anand Unnikrishnan

General Manager

Peppers Beach Club & Spa

Antony Hampel

CEO & Founder

Alive Events Agency

Candice (Barnes) Bydder

Owner

Celebrations by Candice

Carly Wade

Managing Director

CL Weddings and Events

Carolyn Wilson

Owner

Ceremonies by Carolyn Wilson

Cheyne Buczek

Owner & Managing Director

Euphoric Events and Moana Hall

Chloe Stavrinidis

Group Manager

Tatara Receptions

Clark Wilmot

Director

Ultimo Catering and Events

Claudia Bechara

Event Manager

Springfield House

Darcie Farrugia

Events and Weddings Manager

Ben Ean Estate

Dario Orsini

General Manager

The Ritz Carlton Perth

Derrin Brown

Creative Alchemist | General Manager

The Mandala Social

Dina Di Maggio

Owner and Events Manager

Panorama House

Elysia Schultz

Wedding Sales & Admin

The Farm Yarra Valley

Faisal Sayed

General Manager

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra

Fiona Pryde

General Manager

Hilton Surfers Paradise

Fiona Rogers

Owner

Fiona Rogers Marriage Celebrant

Frank Antonios Anisse

Owner

Springfield House

Haylee Jonovski

Marketing Manager

Peterson House

Hayley Barr

Wedding & Events Coordinator

The Marina Mindarie

Helen Mitchell

Marketing Manager

Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort

J.C Sanchez Herrera

Owner

JC Bridal + Events

Jason Bird

Chief Operations Officer

Morphettville Racecourse

Jenny Kelly

Owner

Australian Wedding Entertainment

Jessica Alderton

Owner

Jessica Alderton Events

Jody Coon

Principal Owner

Jody Q Weddings

Joel Davis

CEO

JD Events

Julia Truong

Founder and Creative Director

JT. Production Management

Kirk Samuel Goodsell

Owner

Kirk Goodsell Marriage Celebrant

Kirsten Fantinel

Event Manager

Olympic Party Hire

Lucinda Dowling Black

Managing Director

The Full Moon Hotel

Luke Firth

Owner

Luke Firth Marriage Celebrant

Michele Del-Bianco

Director

An Island Hideaway

Natasha Lovett

Owner

Infinity Weddings and Events

Nathan Cassar

Owner

Nathan Cassar Master of Ceremonies

Nicole Baldinu

Co-founder

WebinarNinja

Nicole Hopkins

Owner

Splash Events

Nicole Ritchie

Owner

Beautiful Weddings Australia

Rachael O'Neill

Marketing Manager

Tailrace Centre

Rebecca Martens

Owner

Belle Events

Rebekah Garner

Managing Director

The Event Girl

Rushenka Perera

Head of Marketing ANZ

SAP

Sandra Soutar

Owner

Decor Hire Perth

Sarah Powell

Owner

Bespoke Country Weddings

Siobhan Bickle

Director

Victoria Park Golf Complex

Stephanie West

Function Manager

The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast

Tammie Fowler

Managing Director

Style on Q

Tenille Evans

Director

Vegan Weddings and Events

Tracey Welten

Director

Austin Villa Estate

Trevor Gardiner

Executive Director & Founder

EventsAir

Val Tissen

Director

Wedding Whispers

Vanessa Green

CEO

Cliftons

Vicki Kurth

Managing Director

Port Douglas Weddings & Hire

The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in Europe

Aaron Fernandez

Event Production Technician

First Agency

Adrian Czyczerski

CEO

Meeting Application

Agnieszka Nowinska

President

POLISH ASSOCIATION OF CONFERENCE INTERPRETERS

Aida Nika

Managing Director

AIDA

Aleksander Wicka

Head of Marketing and Communications

Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Ander Bilbao

Chief Knowledge Officer

beon. Worldwide

Andrea Santos

Events Officer

IWRA - International Water Resources Association

Anna Nowakowska

CEO & Founder

MICE & VENUE

Annamaria Ruffini

Owner

Events In & Out

Catarina Messias

Event Manager

Desafio Global Corporate Events

Christina Strohschneider

Association Sales Manager

Austria Center Vienna - Internationales Kongresszentrum

Christoph Tessmar

Director

Barcelona Convention Bureau

Cláudia Coutinho de Sousa

Editor-in-Chief

Event Point International

Cláudia Lopes

Founding Partner

MUD.E | Venues Portugal | EventCast

Colja Dams

CEO

VOK DAMS worldwide

Dagmara Chmielewska

CEO

Events Industry Association - Poland

David de Bruijn

Creative Director

WINK

Diogo Rebelo Rodrigues

Director of Groups & Events

Penha Longa Resort,a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Dominika Beliniak

Managing Director

Bespoke Agency Poland

Elisabetta Caminiti

CEO & Managing Director

MINE

Filipe Trindade

Director

Alfandega Congress Centre

Georgina Kay

Marketing Manager - Exhibition News

Mash Media

Grzegorz Potoczek

CEO

CMA PL

Hasan Dinc

Managing Director

odsturkey

Inese Lukaševska

Founder

Luka Agency

Jaimé Bennett

Managing Director EMEA

PCMA

Julieta Trifonova

Director Kenes Bulgaria & Account Manager Original Events

Kenes Group

Lara Sandre

International Business Development Manager

Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini / Palacongressi di Rimini

Louise Gorringe

Associate Vice President - Association Management

Kenes Group

Maddalena Milone

CEO

Meeting Planner

Maria C. Vieira

Owner

Ambiance Weddings Azores

Michał Kaleta

Managing Director & Partner

endorfina events

Mireia Iglesias

Communication & Events Coordinator

WLO: World Leisure Organization

Nadra Mohy el Dine

Head of Global Experience Marketing

Philips

Natalia Truszczynska

CEO,Partner

BLUEXPERIENCE

Natasha Butt

Co-Founder

Expocast

Nina Żukowska

Mentor

Świat Eventów/Event Manager World

Pedro Rodrigues

Director Geral at Desafio Global & Go Live Digital Events

Desafio Global

Rebecca Lawlor

Director of Operations

FUEL

Remy Cregut

CEO & Chief Experience Officer

Montreux Music & Convention Centre

Rovana Munteanu

Senior Partner

Exploratist

Rui Mota Pinto

Owner

Wedding Tailor & Planner - Rui Mota Pinto

Ruth Niemi

Owner

Sun and Snow Weddings

Sabrina Żymierska

Director

Poznan Congress Center

Sarah King

Production Director & Head of WellFest

FUEL

Sina Bünte

Digital and Hybrid Events Expert

IUCN

Stefano Ferri

Owner

Stefano Ferri Communication & Marketing

Ulrike Tondorf

Head of Brand Activation and Engagement

Bayer

Vicente Femenia

Head of events

IAB Spain

Zaneta Berus

CEO & Founder

In2Win Business Consulting

The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the UK

Aaron Moffatt

Owner

Creative Venue Stylist

Adam Quigley

Director

Ministry Venues

Ailsa Grindlay

Owner

I Do You Do We Do

Alan Laidlaw

Director

Royal Highland Centre

Alison Glaves

Managing Director

MEDIAmaker

Alistair Graham

CEO

emc3

Alyson Lyndon

Event Sales & Business Development Manager

Cranmore Park Conference,Exhibition and Event Centre

Anelise Longo

Sponsorship Sales Manager - Defence | Pharmaceutical

SAE Media Group

Anna Peters

Creative Director

Evolve Events

Anna-Marie Trzebinski

Founder & Event Director

AMTEvents

Beckie Melvin

Owner

Emerald Orchid Weddings

Charli Briggs

Owner / Director & Coach

Eventure Experiences Ltd

Christina Liessem

Founder

Awards Experts

Clemi Hardie

Founder & Product Lead

Noodle Live

Danny Pecorelli

Managing Director

Exclusive Collection

Dave Young

Head of Production

ICC belfast

Ed Wood

CEO

Elevate

Gabrielle Austen Browne

Founder

Diversity Alliance LTD

Gary Homewood

Owner

Glewstone Court Country House

Graham Simon

Managing Director

Delegate Select

James Manley

Managing Director

TBA Plc

James Morgan

Founder

James Morgan Associates

Jessica Willis

Community Director

Data Science Festival

Joanne Knowles

Event Director

Messe Frankfurt

John Denham

Owner

Dataflow Events

John Martinez

CEO & Founder

Shocklogic

Johnny Boufarhat

Founder & CEO

Hopin

Juraj Holub

Co-founder

Remote People

Laura Shapiro

Portfolio Director

CloserStill Acquisitions Limited

Laura Tavernor

Associate Vice President,Marketing & Communications

dmg events

Leanne Hindle

Director

Marry Abroad Simply

Lizzy Eaton

Director

Oddity Events & Marketing

Martin Fullard

Director,News & Content

The Business of Events

Matthew Butler

Group Managing Director

CloserStill Media

Melinda Gill

Director

Luxus Events

Michaela Jeffery-Morrison

CEO & Co-Founder

Ascend Global Media

Mike Fletcher

Content Director

Slippy Media

Mo Jones

Co-founder

TicketSellers & Eventree

Pamella Dunn

Owner

Pamella Dunn | Yorkshire Wedding Planner

Paul Cook

Hybrid & Virtual Events,Content Writer & Speaker

Planet Planit

Rachel Maybury-Smith

Event Operations Manager

NEC Birmingham

Rhys Morris

Head of Events

The Office Group

Shaun Hinds

Chief Executive

Manchester Central - Convention and Event Comple

Shenyana Lim

Event Director

The Sleek Event Lab

Sotonye Deru

Owner

SD Weddings MGT

Stuart Duff

Head of Events,Europe

SBC

Tamar Beck

CEO

Gleanin

Tania Russell

Owner

Tania Russell Weddings

Tanya Pinchuk

CEO & Co-founder

ExpoPlatform

Tim Groot

Founder & CEO

Grip

Tom McMahon

CEO

MCM

Tony Davey

Founder & CEO

Red61

Tracy Halliwell

Director of Tourism,Conventions and Major Events

London Convention Bureau

Travis Janovich

Founder & CEO

Etix

The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the US and Canada

Aaron Kaufman

President

Fifth Element Group

Adrienne Johnson

Owner

Redefined Elegance Event Planners

Alexandre Fittipaldi

Partner and Executive Creative Director

MediaMonks

Anthony Lambatos

Co-Owner

Footers Catering

Brandon Wernli

Founder and CEO

BW Events Tech

Brandt Krueger

Senior Production Manager

EideCom

Dahlia El Gazzar

DAHLIA+Agency

Tech Evangelist + Idea Igniteur

Danielle Phippen

Chief Creative Officer

Access

Elizabeth Sheils

Co-Founder,CEO

Rock Paper Coin

Elle Chan

Founder and CEO

Trademark Events

Erica Maurer

Partner

EMRG Media

Francesca Gangitano

Senior Director,Strategy & Planning

Impact XM

Gabriela Neves

Partner

Factory360

Jacqueline Beaulieu

Director of Strategic Marketing and Client Engagement

PORETTA & ORR

Janice Cardinale

Founder

Event Minds Matter

Jenn Artura

Founder

Jenn Artura Consulting

Jennifer Carlisle

Senior Director of Marketing

Hosts Global

Jennifer Sheets Rodriguez

Senior Sales Manager

Access

Jocelyn Flanagan

Founder & CEO

e=mc2 events

Jonathan Kazarian

CEO,Founder

Accelevents,Inc

Julius Solaris

Events & Media Consultant

Boldpush

Kate Patay

Vice President of Global Engagement

Terramar

Katie Goyette

VP of Sales

TC Restaurant Group

Katy Kamali

Partner and Senior Planner

Bridal Bliss

Kendall Shai Rowsey

Account Director

Factory360

Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee,Keynote Speaker,Author and Television Commentator

Laura Schwartz Live

Lucas Margulis

Founder & President

HIGH BAR Hospitality & Event Group

Mahoganey Jones

Founder & CEO

Event Specialists Inc

Meghan Ely

Owner

OFD Consulting LLC

Michael Dominguez

President & CEO

ALHI: Associated Luxury Hotels International

Nadine Menard

Creative Head and owner

SUITE22 Événements

Nahid Muzaini Farhoud

CEO

Nahid Global Events

Nora Sheils

Co-Founder

Rock Paper Coin INC

Paule Labelle

Co-founder

Cava Rose

Randi Bushell

Founder & CEO

Merri

Rick Simone

President

EGN Consulting

Rutger Hoorn

Vice President Global Sales and Strategic Partnerships

Ovation Global DMC

Samantha Mele

Founder

THE CREATIVE CONNOISSEUR

Shelly Archer

Partner

360 Destination Group

Tahira Endean

Head of Programme

The IMEX Group

Taren Bradley

Executive Producer

The Dufour Collaborative

Tatiana Lotufo

Vice President,Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Access DMC

Tess Vismale

Founder & CEO

iSocialExececution

Thuy Diep

Senior Meeting Planner

CWT Events

Tim Steele

Creative Director

Hartmann Studios,Inc.

Trevor Hanks

Partner

360 Destination Group

Venita McLemore

Head of Global Press Events

AWS

Will Curran

Head of Klik

Bizzabo

Yvonne McNair

Chief Experience Officer

Captivate Marketing Group

Zoe Ganch

Creative Director

Factory360

Methodology

The public vote list included all nominations, submitted during the official nomination period (October 9 – October 16, 2023) and the late nomination period (October 16 – October 27, 2023);
The nomination process included selecting the nominee’s area of expertise from 4 different categories, as well as their main region of operation;
The public voting took place between October 16 and October 27, 2023; 
This public voting was restricted to people from the events community, where by submitting a vote one declared they were part of the events or related industry;
All voters had the opportunity to vote for up to 10 people;
The 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry index has been determined based on the number of votes received for each nominee, regardless of the nominee’s region and category selected during the nomination phase.
The following lists have been determined based on the number of votes received for each nominee and the nominee’s respective category selected during the nomination phase:
- The 50 Most Influential Event Professionals
- The 50 Most Influential Event Technology Professionals
- The 50 Most Influential Venue Professionals
- The 50 Most Influential Wedding Professionals
The following lists have been determined based on the number of votes received for each nominee and the nominee’s respective region selected during the nomination phase:
- The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in Asia and the Middle East
- The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in Australia and New Zealand
- The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in Europe
- The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the UK
- The 50 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the US and Canada
In the case of equal voting results for any of the lists, the person with more nominations had an advantage. In the case of equal votes and nominations, both individuals were included in the respective list;
The results for each separate list are published in alphabetical order.
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