Video: Event Innovators 2011: What's the Best Advice You've Received?


For our first Innovation Issue, we set out to find the most innovative people in the event industry, the creative professionals at the forefront of how this business is changing. To better understand what makes our 2011 innovators tick, we asked some of the 68 people in the issue, “What’s the best advice you’ve received?”

The innovators in this video:
Dan Mathieu, co-owner, Max Ultimate Food, Boston
Bryan Rafanelli, founder, president, and C.E.O., Rafanelli Events, Boston
Barbara Lynch, chef and owner, Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston
Rita Gutekanst, co-owner, Limelight—Food Illuminated, Chicago
Marina Birch, principal, Birch Design Studio, Chicago
Bill Heffernan, creative director, Heffernan Morgan Ronsley, Chicago
Julie Shanklin, president and C.E.O., Syzygy Event Productions, Washington
Bill Homan, partner, Design Cuisine, Washington
Jayne Sandman, director, BrandLinkDC, Washington
Craig Waldman, owner, 15/40 Productions, Los Angeles
Cara Kleinhaut, owner, Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design, Los Angeles and New York
Karla Dascal, president, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Miami
Brian Aaron, president, Aaron’s Catering, Miami
Javier Velarde, president and executive producer, Triton Productions, Miami
Liz Neumark, C.E.O. and founder, Great Performances, New York
Tom Webster, partner and creative director, Mother New York, New York
David Stark, president and creative director, David Stark Design and Production, New York
Domenic Chiaromonte, owner and chef, T2 Resto-Lounge and Events, Toronto
Jeffry Roick, director, McNabb Roick Events, Toronto
Christopher Pegg, lighting department manager, Westbury National Show Systems, Toronto

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