The act of human beings gathering together to promote their self-interests is the core of a dynamic, ever-advancing industry with worldwide impact, due in large part to the efforts of thousands of individuals both inside and outside of the meetings industry. This year, the editors of Successful Meetings are reviving “The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry,” an annual list started in 1994 by our sister brand MeetingNews and discontinued five years ago.
Our 25 influencers this year were chosen because they have: contributed to the business of meetings; made it easier for meetings professionals to do their jobs; helped raise awareness of the industry; or, through their actions, have had a significant impact for good or bad on the industry. SM is happy to revive a proud tradition of honoring those whose vision and hard work have done so much to elevate the art and science of meeting planning.
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