Event Innovators 2016: Most Innovative People in Events and Meetings

Here are the visionaries, pioneers, and creatives pushing the industry forward with new ideas for live experiences.

By Jenny Berg, Alesandra Dubin, Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, Mitra Sorrells & Ian Zelaya May 17, 2016, 3:00 AM EDT

Illustration: Cornelia Stiles/BizBash

Our sixth list of innovative people contains a variety of event-industry specialists, from hyper-creatives and technology inventors to culinary artists, experts in sustainability and fitness, and more. Together with innovators from last year’s list, they represent the best of what live experiences have to offer.

Chris Cavanaugh, Freeman
Sebastien Centner, Eatertainment
Gaby Etrog Cohen and Spencer Rice, SoulCycle
Phil Colicchio and Trip Schneck, Colicchio Consulting
Tony Conway
, Legendary Events
Stephen Dahlem, Corporate Magic
Brian Diamond and Rob Badgley, the Visionary Group
Chris Drury, Drury Design
Karly Giaramita, WeWork
Les Goldberg, LMG
David Goldstein, TeamBonding
Max Haot, Livestream
Peter Harper, Guinness World Records
Russell Holt and Jon Retsky, Got Light
Kate Hurst, U.S. Green Building Council
Rana June, Lightwave
Jeff Krasno and Sean Hoess, Wanderlust
Scott Miles, Mosaic
Candace Montgomery, Essence magazine and the Style and Entertainment Group, Time Inc.
Natasha Mulla, Mashable
Michael Murphy, Michael Murphy
Mauricio Parise, Delta Air Lines
Jeff Sinclair and Ben West, Eventbase
David Sinopoli and Erica Freshman, III Points Festival
Joachim Splichal, Patina Catering
Gaëtane Verna, Power Plant
Patrick Whelan, Soberoo
Scott Williams, Quince Imaging

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