1. 25 Young Special Events Pros to Watch: 2016 Edition

    Every year, the Advisory Board of Special Events points out 25 young event professionals—all under age 40—to throw the spotlight on their talents and insights.
    Every year, the Advisory Board of Special Events points out 25 young event professionals—all under age 40—to throw the spotlight on their talents and insights. If you're looking for the future of the event industry, then look right here.
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    1. I'm fascinated by taking a brand off paper and translating it into a memorable and fun experience.
    2. I wanted to merge my two passions to create a career that was rewarding and limitless.
    3. My favorite part of this industry is the opportunity to offer both personalized service and artistic expression.
    4. Jim Dorroh is one of the most highly sought-after technical directors in the country.
    5. While the hours can be rough at times, I wouldn't have it any other way.
    6. Barb is truly a wonderful role model for young people entering the special event industry.
    7. A planner is nothing without great suppliers, and building relationships from a 15-minute coffee meetup to deep, trusting partnerships--and friendships--is one of my favorite parts of the job.
    8. Much of our motivation originates in our dedication to our couples, clients and professional partners; however, a great deal is also found by way of the charitable causes we support and our sincere desire to help better the existence of those less fortunate.
    9. I love people, connecting them and finding out what they do, why they do it and try to share that knowledge for other professionals to better themselves, the industry and the world.
    10. What I teach is an invaluable skill for these designers.
    11. In this industry, you must be nimble and stay calm under pressure.
    12. I jumped at the chance to hire her.
    13. Josh brings a breadth of experience in creating impactful activations that connect brands to their audience—whether that is employees, businesses or consumers—in both a physical and digital environment.
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