Video: Event Innovators 2011: What’s the Highlight of Your Career?

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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. In this video with our 2011 innovators—one of seven we're posting—we asked some of the 68 people in the issue, “What has been the highlight of your career?”

The innovators in this video:
Marc Hall, principal, Marc Hall Design, Boston
Michael Nedeau, president and C.O.O., PBD Events, Boston
Bryan Rafanelli, founder, president, and C.E.O., Rafanelli Events, Boston
Rita Gutekanst, co-owner, Limelight—Food Illuminated, Chicago
Bill Heffernan, creative director, Heffernan Morgan Ronsley, Chicago
Lee Kite, director of distinguished events, American Cancer Society Illinois Division, Chicago
Rick Davis, president, Amaryllis, Washington
Julie Shanklin, president and C.E.O., Syzygy Event Productions, Washington
Bill Homan, partner, Design Cuisine, Washington
Eric Michael, owner and creative director, Occasions Caterers, Washington
David Solsbery, executive design director, Hargrove, Washington
Larry Abel, partner, Abel McCallister Designs L.L.C., Los Angeles and New York
Raymond McCallister, partner, Abel McCallister Designs L.L.C., Los Angeles and New York
Cara Kleinhaut, owner, Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design, Los Angeles and New York
Branden Chapman, vice president of production and process management, the Recording Academy, Los Angeles
Javier Velarde, president and executive producer, Triton Productions, Miami
Robert Wennett, president, UIA Management, Miami
Alain Perez, president, EventStar Structures Corporation, Miami
Jennifer Blumin, president, Skylight Group, New York
Liz Neumark, C.E.O. and founder, Great Performances, New York
David Stark, president and creative director, David Stark Design and Production, New York
Jeffry Roick, director, McNabb Roick Events, Toronto
Barbara Hershenhorn, president, Party Barbara Company, Toronto
Lara McCullouch-Carter, chief brand storyteller, Ready2Spark, Toronto
Charles Khabouth, founder and C.E.O., INK Entertainment, Toronto

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