This year’s Changemakers are not afraid to question existing norms and to forge a new path. They are always challenging themselves and others around them to think differently. They are the innovators, educators, mentors, and leaders of the meetings industry.
To choose this year’s winners (which includes the addition of industry experts and suppliers), our editors reached out to their most respected advisers and compiled a list of nominees, then agonized over the final cut to come up with our top choices. And the winners are...
One of Jaki Baskow's takeaways: Beyond creating dazzling experiences for our clients, we also have an enormous impact on the economy and countless other industries. Keep the broader perspective in mind in your day-to-day tasks, and demand the highest quality work....More
The Convention Industry Council has added three meeting industry stalwarts to its Hall of Leaders: Patti Shock, John Christison, and Gary Sain, the former president/CEO of Visit Orlando, who passed away in 2012....More
Meeting planners have the best photo albums! That's David Smart, pictured in Sorrento, Italy. He told us about creating his company's first meeting department and his subsequent decades of managing meeting programs around the world....More
The proposed changes to the CMM program devalue the effort of the nearly 1,000 worldwide CMMs. When people see “CMM” after my name now, will they continue to assume I possess deep experience in the industry?...More