The Most Innovative Event Professionals Of 2015 Announced By BizBash

Creative minds from Disney, Target, SAP, VH1, and other influential brands top the list of the most innovative people in events.

New York, NY—July 1, 2015—BizBash, the leading trade media for event professionals, has named 36 creative thinkers and thought leaders to its list of most innovative names in events. The 2015 roster of event innovators spans not only North America, but all industries and includes a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, a Hollywood agent, technology entrepreneurs, and a culinary game-changer. These event pros have proven their groundbreaking ideas, outstanding contributions, and inspired creations have the power to transform live experiences, empower others to think outside the box, and redefine the image of the industry.

“We chose these innovators for their ability to spark change in the ever-evolving world of events and meetings,” said Anna Sekula, BizBash editor in chief. “They are rising above the noise and making a real impact across North America—their passion and commitment to pushing the boundaries of live experiences is truly transforming the industry.”

The top innovative event professionals include:
  • Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery
  • Joel Beckerman, Man Made Music
  • Stefan Beckman, Stefan Beckman Studio
  • Lylle Breier, Walt Disney Studios
  • Talaat Captan, Air Hollywood
  • Lisa Chu, Coltrane Curtis & Sky Gellatly, Team Epiphany
  • Peter Corbett, iStrategyLabs
  • Jennifer Dunn, VH1 Save the Music Foundation
  • David Evans, Catering By Seasons
  • Dominic Gagnon & Anthony Palermo, Connect & Go
  • Kat Gordon, the 3% Conference
  • Daniel Griffis, Target Corporation
  • Sean Holladay & Tim Holladay, Crowd Mics
  • Nicolas Jammet, Sweetgreen
  • Celestine Johnson, Innovation Endeavors
  • Robert Krumbine, Charlotte Center City Partners
  • Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël, Felix & Paul Studios
  • Brian Loucks, Creative Artists Agency
  • James Moody & Graham Williams, Fun Fun Fun Festival
  • Clint Paton & Britt Whitfield, the Revel Group
  • Christine Renaud, E-180
  • Barry Ross Rinehart, Multi Image Group
  • Amanda Slavin, CatalystCreativ
  • Frankie Solarik, BarChef
  • Michael Trovalli, SAP
  • Meredith Valiando Rojas, Digitour Media
  • Jay Weintraub,
  • Daniel Wurtzel, BSD Productions Inc.
  • Shelley Zalis, Ipsos Girls’ Lounge

The “Most Innovative People in Events and Meetings” feature, which showcases the full list of innovative people and brands, can be found at

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