Event Innovators 2017: Most Innovative People in Events & Meetings

Want to know where the industry is headed? These bright lights with big ideas are leading the way.

By Jenny Berg, Alesandra Dubin, Claire Hoffman, Michele Laufik, Mitra Sorrells & Ian Zelaya June 14, 2017, 6:01 AM EDT

Illustration: Cornelia Stiles/BizBash

Now in its seventh year, our list of innovative people celebrates creative minds and strategic thinkers pushing the event industry forward. From those capturing the zeitgeist of the political and social moment to technology pioneers and lifestyle gurus, this group represents the freshest thinking in meetings and events.

Chiara Adin & Aaron Mason, NA Collective
Natalie Angulo, Hyatt Regency New Orleans and 1718 Events
Daniel Arsham & Alex Mustonen, Snarkitecture
Aidan Augustin & Aleksander Levental, Feathr
Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez & Linda Sarsour, Women’s March on Washington
Justin Bolognino, Meta.is
Taylor Carlson, Goop
Cathi Culbertson, Forbes
Claire Cummings, Bon Appétit Management Company
Steven Dyme & Jo Dickstein, Flowers for Dreams
Jeremy Gocke, Ampsy
Scott Harrison, Charity: Water
Jennifer Heaton, Adobe
Cynthia Hornketh, Gartner Summits
Suzy Jack, Los Angeles Times
Christian Lachel, BRC Imagination Arts
Betsy McHugh, Hurdl
Charles Melcher, Melcher Media and Future of Storytelling
Anthony Sargent, Luminato Festival
Faith Smith, Slate
Jeff Stober, Drake Hotel
Richard St-Pierre, C2 Montréal

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