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Laura Schwartz named one of the The 50 Most Influential People in The Event Industry 2023

Chicago, Illinois — Professional Emcee and Motivational Keynote Speaker Laura Schwartz is thrilled to have been named once again as one of the The 50 Most Influential People in The Global Event Industry and in The United States. This list began in 2019 and Laura was honored to be on it since its inception including 2020, 2021, 2022 and now again in 2023.

This index including Asia and the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the UK, and the US and Canada comprises the most exceptional individuals from around the globe who have made an impact with their creativity, vision, and capacity for innovation and is entirely curated by the events community, which both nominated and voted to determine the final list. This year, Eventex is also recognizing the most influential individuals by sector and region, with several smaller indices together with the main top 100 index.

This edition of The 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry index saw as many as 830 nominations from 56 countries, and a massive 21,787 votes cast. The top 3 countries represented in the index include the US with 31 individuals, followed by the UK and Poland with 11 each. Some of the most notable companies that made the list by virtue of their employees include Bayer, Bizzabo, Cvent, Google India, Kenes Group, Media Monks, Philips, VOK DAMS worldwide, and Wink.

“The Eventex index of the top 100 event superstars shines a light on some of the most deserving individuals whose creativity, innovation, and achievements keep inspiring and raising the bar for the rest of the industry. This year, we’re also celebrating the industry’s versatility by recognizing the most influential individuals who have been shaping every facet of the industry, as well as those working in a specific region,” comments Ovanes Ovanessian, Co-founder of Eventex Awards.

The results of the voting for The 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry for 2023 are available here

About Eventex Awards

Founded in 2009 to celebrate creativity, innovation, and effectiveness in the industry, today Eventex Awards is the most esteemed international awards in the world of events and experiential marketing. Every year, the awards highlight the best events, brand experiences, tech, suppliers, and venues from the world of events.

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 yearly as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the International Events Industry 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. 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.