Event 100 Club 2017: The top 50

The top 100 professionals in the Event industry were announced on 6 December at Event's annual Christmas party, which took place at Streetfeast London's Dinerama in Shoreditch.

Dinerama: where Event Club 100 2017 was revealed
Dinerama: where Event Club 100 2017 was revealed

Jonathan Emmins, founder of agency Amplify, topped the list, which honours the 100 most influential people in the industry. Event will reveal the full list online this week as well as the top 30 under 30, included for the first time in the list's history. For now, see below to find out who made it in to the top 50. 

From 1-50

1. Jonathan Emmins, founder, Amplify

2. Alison Williams, head of events at L'Oreal Professional Products UKI

3. Michael Wyrley-Birch, chief operating officer, TRO EMEA

4. Jamie Sterry, brand activation manager, Innocent

5. Michael Brown, managing director, MKTG

6. Sarah-Jane Benham, managing director, Kru Live & Kru Talent

7. Francesca Elliott, UK director of experiential and events, Momentum Worldwide

8. Victoria Archbold, director of events and sponsorship, Hearst Magazines UK

9. Zanine Adams, head of events & business development, London & Partners

10. Kenny Hyslop, head of experiential marketing, Pernod Ricard

11. Claire Stokes, founder and managing director, Circle

12. Jenni Eley, head of ITV Events, ITV

13. Nick Adams, group managing director, Sense

14. Mark Stringer, founder, Pretty Green

15. Josef Jammerbund, head of events, British Fashion Council 

16. Patrick Hammond, co-founder, Hot Pickle

17. David Balfour, managing and creative partner, Lightblue

18. Hugh Roberston, chief executive and founding partner, RPM

19. Deborah Armstrong, founder and creative director Strong & Co

20. Rachel Bateman, head of live engagement, Initials

21. Tracy Halliwell, director of London Convention Bureau and major events, London & Partners

22. Melissa Noakes, experiential marketing consultant and co-founder, Elevate

23. Zoe Snow, director and live event producer, Gary Beestone

24. Mike Kunheim, managing director, London and Seoul, Jack Morton Worldwide

25. Emma Jones, sales and marketing manager, H&J at RSA House

26. Fran Martin, creative producer, Frukt

27. Luke Hodson, founder, Urban Nerds Collection

28. Kim Myhre, senior vice president and managing director, FreemanXP Emea

29. Michael Boaler, brand manager, Jack Daniel's

30. Jonathan Terry, head of JWT Live, JWT

31. Lee Newton, chief executive, Media 10

32. Hannah Webley-Smith, customer director, Not On The High Street

33. Celia Forshew, founder, Seed

34. Dale Parmenter, group chief executive, DRP

35. Andy Dougan, head of experiential and growth, Geometry Global

36. Andrew Casher, founder, Hyperactive London

37. Sharon Richey, CEO, Because Experiential Marketing 

38. Jessica Hargreaves, managing director, Pretty Green

39. Anthony Ganjou, CEO, Curb Media

40. Jason Megson, managing director/vice president, George P Johnson

41. Ben Turner, founder and managing director, Wonder London

42. Jason Hill, events and internal communications manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

43. Catherine Botibol, owner and creative chief, PD3

44. Mariam Ahmed, events director, Shortlist Media

45. Dharmesh Rana, senior brand manager, Carlsberg

46. Chris Russell, founder and managing director, Tribe/Playmaker

47. Leigh Fergus, festival & brand manager, Be:Fit London, Telegraph Events

48. Toni Griggs, chair of ILEA EMEA and sales and marketing manager, George P Johnson

49. Sara-Ellen Williams, head of events, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

50. Daniel Underwood, brand manager, sponsorships and partnerships, Vodafone 

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