Here’s the secret about VenuesNow All-Stars: It would make a great invite list.
But only if you’re sending out invitations for a gathering where the most important thing isn’t what people are wearing, or what’s filling their glasses, or even the occasion.
If you’re looking for interesting people from different backgrounds and an assortment of industry sectors, sharing deep discussions, enlightening stories and even some laughs — well, then, start picking a date on the calendar. This is your crowd.
Once again, our editorial team has identified, researched and debated people and venues from across the industry and heard the opinions of those who work in it. We evaluated individuals for factors that included documented excellence, innovation, financial success, commitment to diversity, and leadership in their field. Many were worthy, but we narrowed it down to 40 whom we present here.
And that party? We actually got to throw it the first year we gave out the honors, 2019, and it was a blast. No such luck for the following two lists (thanks, COVID), but we hope the day is coming when the invitations will go out and the get-together that everyone in the industry would like to attend will get together once again.