We have identified the best and the brightest from all corners of the meeting and event industry to showcase influencers in the April issue of Smart Meetings magazine.

Our 2015 industry leaders promote excellence in their organizations and companies. They include a vice president from a major meeting property, convention and visitor bureau executives, a tech wizard and a renowned corporate event manager. Although they hail from a variety of backgrounds, they all raise the bar to set meeting and event standards that impact the industry daily.

With so many outstanding candidates, we had to make tough decisions. Drumroll, please, here are our 2015 industry leaders: