Annie Byrne: Game Changers

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It is often said that now is the time. But here at EN, we believe that now is YOUR time.


The exhibitions industry is full of character, innovation and determination at every level and within every sector of this thriving community. What we are also lucky enough to have is talent.


If you think about all of the CEOs, MDs and senior levels of staff in exhibitions or think of someone you admire or aspire to be like in the industry – they must have started somewhere and they have got to where they are today because of hard work, mentoring and the belief and drive they had in themselves.


When they started, they were the next generation’s game changers, who have become the leaders we all know today.


Along with our event sponsor LiveBuzz and our founding partners ExCeL London, ASP, N200|GES, and the AEO, we have chosen the top 30 individuals aged 30 or under currently active in the exhibitions industry, recognising the leaders of tomorrow.


For the second year running, the EN 30 Under Thirty initiative aims to not only recognise the talent out there, but also allow them to learn from each other and leading professionals from the sector.


This year, we have event profs ranging from operational roles to marketing, sales, HR, data and graphic design representing the youth and talent of exhibitions today.


We are incredibly proud of the 2015 group of recognised talent and also of the new class of 2016, who will be officially announced within the June issue of EN.


Around 90 individuals entered this year and picking the final 30 was so unbelievably tough as all the entries were all well worthy of selection.


What I ask, whether you were chosen in this year’s 30 or not, is to make this time count and make your voice heard.


If you want to make changes in the industry, be that difference and be that person who others in the industry admire and aspire to be like.

Annie Byrne
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