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Industry Innovators 2023: 10 Event Vendors Taking Their Ingenuity to New Heights

These fabricators, florists, sound and lighting masters, and overall creative minds are testing the boundaries of what live experiences can offer.

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When event planners are in the throes of production for an event, any one of them will likely tell you that a reliable vendor is invaluable. These businesses, and the talented people that run them, are ultimately creative partners, whether it's a rental company, fabrication shop, florist, or speakers agency. Their goal is to help bring a planner's vision to life. 

In our second Industry Innovators feature of 2023, we're highlighting 10 of those vendors and suppliers who aim to surprise and delight with their artistic and (of course) innovative touches. The professionals that make up the group spotlighted below specialize in different trades, but you'll be surprised to see similarities too—including their hopes for the future of the events industry. Many of our 2023 class of vendors and suppliers hope to see more across-the-board collaboration within the industry, especially as the world of events continues to recover and faces new challenges. Click through the profiles below to learn what sets their companies apart, what the concept of "innovation" means to them, and more.

Adina Levin
Co-Founder/Executive Creative Director, Collab

Amber Lu
President/Creative Director, Amber Event Production

Ben Nadler
Director, BDEntertainment

Danny Burzlaff
Head of Attractions, Attractions by UNIT9

Jeni Maus
CEO/Founder/Owner, Found Rental Co.

Kevin Hubschmann
Founder, Laugh.Events

Mollie Plotkin
Owner, Mollie Plotkin Group

Tabia Yapp
Owner, Bia Blooms Floral Studio

Toryn Lankford
Founder/DJ, Exquisite Sounds Entertainment

Tyler Large
CEO/Owner, OC Ramps

About the list: Our Industry Innovators features are compiled by our editorial team using a variety of resources, beginning with sifting through dozens of public nominations and conducting internal research on all people nominated. The idea is to go beyond the biggest names in the biz—though it has plenty of those too—and dig deep into the industry professionals who are using truly innovative thinking to push the boundaries of live experiences. 

If someone has previously been named a BizBash Innovator, they are not eligible for the list. Check out our full Industry Innovators Hall of Fame here!