In the world of social media, influencers can sway the opinions of the masses – and even shape entire industries. As an event professional, you can stay ahead of the game by following some of the most influential figures in the events and conferences space.
These 5 personalities are known as gurus of the events industry and certainly worth following on your favourite social media platforms.
Dahlia El Gazzar (@DahliaElGazzar)
Among the biggest names in the Twitterverse, Dahlia El Gazzar is an event technology expert who has the latest scoop tech and audience engagement solutions. She is known as a “go to” source for event solutions, tech, news and social media expertise.
Dahlia has made it to multiple “Top 100” lists, including Meetings & Conventions Magazine’s “Top 25 Women in the Meetings Industry” and a “Top 5 Women in Event Tech” list.
Nick Borelli (@Nick.Borelli)
Looking for inspiration to level up your event marketing and social media expertise? Look no further than Nick Borelli, one of the brightest minds in the business. He is the President and Strategist of his marketing consulting firm, Borelli Strategies, and has a collection of awards that back up his credentials.
Nick was named as a ChangeMaker by MeetingsNet Magazine and has been awarded CBC Magazine’s Networking Star of the Year, among his other awards – earned for his agency’s highly creative (and effective) marketing campaigns.
Marcy Blum (@MarcyBlum)
With a self-introduction that reads, “I am an eventiste, a designer of festivities, blogger and unapologetic lover of parties”, you know this event influencer is going to be fun to follow! She is the owner of Marcy Blum Associates, and an internationally sought-after event and wedding planner.
Marcy has been recognised as one of the top planners in the world by both Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, and has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Oprah, as well as other renowned publications and television shows across the globe.
Julius Solaris (@tojulius)
One of the most popular names in events, Julius Solaris is the creator of the Event App Bible and a popular keynote speaker at events – often talking about current and upcoming event trends and technology.
He has been nominated as the most influential individual in the events industry for several years now, and continues to be at the forefront of the events space.
Kristin Banta (@KristinBanta)
Kristin Banta is the owner and Creative Director of Kristin Banta Events, best known for their wedding planning and production. This spunky event planner has garnered an impressive 15 honours and awards throughout her career, including “Event Planner of the Year” and “Best Event Produced for a Private Individual (Carnival Freakshow Halloween).
It isn’t only wedding planners who will benefit from following this influencer, as she shares event planning and design Q&A sessions (and other tips) on her Twitter account.