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Chicago, Illinois — Professional Emcee and Motivational Keynote Speaker Laura Schwartz is thrilled to 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 honored to be on it then, again in 2020 and now in 2021.

Thousands of event professionals across the globe cast their votes to decide who deserves to be on the prestigious list in 2021, as The Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry aims to recognize the people who have left a mark on the industry with their creativity, vision, and capacity for innovation.


“Eventex has been providing the ultimate benchmark in the world of events and experience marketing for over 12 years now. The one constant all this time is the undeniable fact that the industry’s main strength lies in its fantastically talented and hard-working professionals. They’re the one constantly solving problems, coming up with new ideas, always striving to improve and innovate. These people deserve more recognition and respect, and why The Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry index is so important.”

– Ovanes Ovanessian, Co-founder of Eventex.


The top 100 is decided entirely by the public who nominate and then vote for the people they believe have influenced the industry the most lately. This year voting was conducted between the 15th and 23th of October – оver 20,000 votes were cast to determine who makes the prestigious list.

Event professionals from 27 countries made the top 100 – USA leading with 39 people, followed by UK, Canada and Germany.

To see The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry list, visit

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, 2020 and 2021. Along with her cast of ITV London, Laura and team won the prestigious Drum Awards “Podcast of the Year” in 2021.

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