Most event management professionals agree that there is no such thing as “the perfect event.”  However, with the right strategy, the right technology partner and the right people, you can surely aim for perfection. Digital, physical or hybrid, the right planning is critical to getting it right! The correct choices of an event tech platform, and the event planning partner go a long way towards bringing in the final touch, and that extra finesse. Your friendly neighborhood, event planner like Spiderman, is your all-round troubleshooter, adept at juggling many tasks and presenting the best solutions, often at lightning speed, just at the right time.  

We are witnessing many changes in the event profession post-pandemic. It is the right time to recognize some of the prominent names of the event industry who have worked tirelessly to deliver outstanding events.   

 We are beyond excited to acknowledge these 10 event professionals for the awesome work they have done. Check them out for some awesome event inspiration! 

1. Bryan Rafanelli 

@RafanelliEvents - Bryan is the founder and CCO (chief creative officer) of Rafanelli Events. He is well known for his exceptional approach to customizing every project and pays attention to minute details to ensure every event is outstanding.

2. Carrie Abernathy 

@CAbernathy - Carrie is a known speaker and thought leader in the events business. She has dedicatedly worked to bring the people of the events community together. Currently, she is the president and co-founder of the Association for Women in Events.

3. Colin Cowie 

@colincowie - Colin has been an active event and wedding planner for the past 25 years. His stylish personality and sensibility have led him to this glamorous world of event planning of over-the-top business, royal and celebrity parties. Some of his notable clients are Jennifer Aniston & Tom Cruise.

4. David Adler 

@davidadler - David is the founder and CEO of Bizbash. It is North America’s number 1 source of event ideas, event inspiration and event news. It is also a perfect platform for events inspiration from around the world. David’s efforts have led the company to become the biggest media platform in the events industry.

5. David Tutera 

@DavidTutera - David is a leading celebrity wedding & entertainment planner for over 30 years. His speciality lies in designing and executing spectacular events. He believes in crafting the art of storytelling by putting details in every small and large aspect of an event. Ranging from flowers to visual design to lighting & overall execution of an event can be a perfect medium of an awesome story telling.  

6. Jason Allan Scott 

@JasonAllanScott - Jason has been working as an event planner for a period of 20 years, he is also known as the “The Lord of Events.” Jason is an award-winning event professional, a best-selling author and a podcaster too. He had built the fastest-growing company called Kopus, with a base of 29 locations globally in a short span of one year! 

7. Kate Patay  

@KatePatay -  Kate is a well-known Brand Strategist & Event Consultant, currently she is the Chief Strategy Officer of Patay Consulting. Her organization works towards helping businesses to find their unique voice. Kate is a well-known event industry professional & influencer for over 20 years.

8. Kristin Banta 

@KristinBanta - Kristin is a world-famous Event & Wedding Planner and a prominent TV personality of ‘The Wedding Party' on Bravo TV. For three consecutive years, she won the Event Planner of the Year award in 2014, 15 and 16. In 2016 she also won the Best Private Event award.

9. Lisa Vorse 

@lisavorce - Lisa Vorce is a renowned celebrity event planner, she has received accolades from BizBash, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Brides etc. She is the founder and creative director of Lisa Vorce CO (LVCO), with the unique perspective of event creation which is one-of-a-kind, creative and customized.  

10. Sasha Souza  

@sashasouza - Sasha has been in the events business since 1995, she has planned many weddings, social and corporate events since then. She has been featured on many wedding magazines and blogs; Sasha was also a part of Style Network TV show “Whose Wedding is it Anyway???”. 

The most amazing thing about all these event pro’s is their amazing ability to create value by providing a one-of-a-kind experience to their clients. In our perspective, that’s pretty awesome!    

 We know that these names have inspired you, head over to @Eventcombo on Twitter and tag the #EventProf who inspires you!