May 07, 2018
The game changers, the trailblazers, the advocates, the educators; Successful Meetings wants to hear who you think are the people shaping the meetings industry in 2018. It's time for our annual 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry nominations. 

This list is decided based on input from industry experts, internal research, our own editorial team, and readers like you who nominate those who they believe are shaping the way meetings are run. These can be association leaders, representatives of hospitality brands, technology innovators, or individual planners who are leading the way in transforming or impacting the industry. It can be someone you work with personally or a leader you have yet to meet; a newbie who is shaking things up, or a veteran who is still leading by example. You can see our winners from last year to get a sense of the range of influencers we seek to honor.

We are open to a wide range of suggestions, as long as they are shaping the industry in important ways. To nominate someone as an influencer, simply fill out the Most Influential nomination form here, which will go through to our selection committee. You can submit as many nominations as you like and the deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to May 11. Finalists will be contacted by June 2018 for follow-up information and winners will be announced on July 2.

So please submit your nomination(s) and tell us who you think is an industry influencer.