30th November 2009
Events professionals from Google, Aviva, AstraZeneca and Tesco have all made the shortlist in a search for the 50 most influential figures in the industry.
Conference and Incentive Travel (C&IT) magazine has whittled the list down to the 100 most nominated event organisers, based on a poll conducted via its website.
It features representatives from Earls Court and Olympia, ExCel London, International Confex and VisitBritain.
Visitors to the publication's website can now vote for the individuals they would like to see in the Power 50 for 2009.
The shortlist will be live until midday on December 15th and then in the evening the final vote will take place at an interactive launch event at Dukes in London.
C&IT's final Power 50 list will be published in its January 2010 issue.
Izania Downie, chief executive of Eventia, is one of the nominees and she recently announced that that organisation would be moving its annual awards ceremony to November in 2010.