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Chicago, Illinois Professional Emcee and Motivational Keynote Speaker Laura Schwartz is honored have been named once again as one of the The 100 Most Influential People in The Event Industry. This list began in 2019 and Laura was thrilled to be on it then and even more now during this harrowing time for the events industry.

The Eventex Awards just released 2020 Edition of The 100 Most Influential People in The Event Industry. The list features the 100 people who have influenced the event industry the most with their creativity, vision and capacity for innovation, as voted by their peers.

An excerpt from Laura’s 2020 nomination:

I’ve worked with Laura since 2001 and have always seen her empower and elevate the events industry which so many amazing people in this industry do. But, in the last 7 months amidst this pandemic, I have seen her everyday reach out to others to simply ask, How are you? What can I do for you? And then, share best practices in this new virtual/hybrid world so that not just herself but an industry can succeed. I’m proud to be alongside Laura and all in this industry.

Laura: “Honored”

“Honored just does not seem strong enough a word to express how I feel about this recognition. When Eventex recognizes me I want to tell all that they recognize every one of my mentors, colleagues, partners and peers. We are all giving our best to lead in an industry so hard hit by the global pandemic. I vow to continue working each day to lead in its evolution and the empowerment within us all. Thank you.” — Laura Schwartz


From the Co-founder of Eventex:

This list aims to recognize the driving force behind the event industry – its people! The visionaries, innovators, trend-setters and luminaries, everyone that pushes the industry forward and makes the events world more vibrant, exciting and awe-inspiring” – Ovanes Ovanessian, Co-founder of Eventex Awards.


What are the EVENTEX Awards?

There’s the Oscars for cinematic achievements, the Emmys for television, and the Tony Awards for theater. And then there’s Eventex Awards for events!

Eventex was founded in 2009 and they have proven time and time again that they’re always willing to innovate, reinvent and challenge the status quo. Much like the companies that participate in Eventex Awards!

Today the Eventex award is the most essential accolade in the world of events. It represents outstanding achievements, top quality services, or fascinating creativity in producing cutting-edge event experiences.


About Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee, Keynote Speaker and Author Laura Schwartz knows how to make live events succeed.  Whether hosting a corporate event or delivering a keynote on stage, Laura brings the experience and energy to make your message resonate with any audience! Laura was voted by as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the International Events Industry in 2019 and 2020.

For more information on or to schedule Laura to speak, please contact Ashley Brooks at or 312-767-7415.