Congratulations to this year’s IMPACT: International honorees, a look at a select class of the top European live industry executives who under extraordinary circumstances moved this business forward and, in many cases, reached unprecedented heights of success.
To say this year’s slate of venue operators, architects, designers, agents, promoters and bookers have had their hands full would be a vast understatement. To say these innovators found ways to thrive despite unprecedented challenges would be more accurate, but still doesn’t paint a complete picture. How about ramping up their businesses amidst a malignant stew of rampant inflation, labor shortages, exorbitant energy prices, an abhorrent war, supply chain hold-ups, extreme weather, a surfeit of tours, political instability, a thankfully dwindling pandemic and weary consumers?
Yet, with their leadership and strategic vision, this industry is being built back better with new purpose, greater innovation, more efficiency and a renewed focus on sustainability and inclusivity as never seen before.
Join us, then, in congratulating these impressive honorees for their invaluable contributions to this industry, along with sister publication Pollstar, in 2022.
VenuesNow 2022 IMPACT: International UK / Euro Honorees
Brian Kabatznick, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Facilities | OVG International
Jolanda Jansen, Director | Rotterdam Ahoy
Ludvig Andersson, Baillie Walsh and Svana Gisla | ABBA Voyage
Andrew Parsons, Managing Director | Ticketmaster UK
Beverley Whitrick, COO | Music Venue Trust
John Rhodes, Director of Sports + Entertainment | HOK
Dirk Lauenstein, CEO | Stageco Germany
Marie Lindqvist, Senior Vice President, Operations, Europe | ASM Global
Stefan Löcher, CEO | ARENA Management GmbH (Lanxess Arena)
Jim Griffiths, Director of Acoustics and AV | Vanguardia
Pollstar 2022 IMPACT: International UK/Euro Honorees
Our Impact International 2022 Partners: