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BizBash Names the Most Innovative Event Professionals of 2014

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Event professionals from Google, Variety Worldwide, Zappos, Tina Brown Live Media, Neuehouse,, and more top the list of most innovative people

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BizBash, the leading trade media for event professionals, has announced its 2014 list of the most innovative names in events. On the list are people from all over North America including food artisans, online retailers, hospitality management companies, media groups, and meeting strategists from some of the biggest tech companies in the country. These individuals prove the value of creating real social experiences, empowering their colleagues, friends, and customers to consider nontraditional and inventive concepts. They are redefining the event industry.

"We may be living in a digital age, but live experiences remain one of the most powerful ways to reach and influence an audience. Our Innovation Issue is about the event and meeting industry professionals proving how sophisticated and strategic the medium is, whether it's a 150,000-person conference, a public fan fest that attracts 1.5 million visitors, or a 400-guest wedding," says BizBash editor in chief Anna Sekula.

The top innovative event professionals include:

  • Camilla Anderson, Neuehouse
  • Paddy Cosgrave, The Summit
  • Tony Hsieh, Zappos
  • Ryan Hutmacher, The Centered Chef
  • Erik Muendel, Brightline Interactive
  • Derek Pacque, Coatchex
  • Patrick Payne, Quickmobile
  • Michelle Rosen Sapir, Google
  • Scott Stedman, Northside Media Group
  • Elizabeth Pinkman,
  • Stephen Starr, Stephen Starr Events
  • Ed Several, Reed Exhibitions
  • Randy Weiner, Variety Worldwide

The article, "Most Innovative People in Events and Meetings," is featured in the BizBash summer issue, the Innovation issue. The full list of innovative people and brands can also be found at

BizBash is an innovator and resource hub for the event and meeting industry with its website, magazines, and trade shows. Event organizers responsible for events such as White House state dinners and the Oscars, as well as conferences, trade shows, fund-raisers, and more use BizBash products regularly for ideas and best practices that can be implemented at their own events. Follow us at, @BizBash on Twitter, or

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