13 LinkedIn influencers that will stop you mid-scroll

published on May 14, 2024
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With the changing shape of X and the controversies surrounding TikTok, many professionals are taking extra pleasure in the refuge that LinkedIn provides, a platform that’s always been there for events pros looking to share insight, connections and best practices. We’ve been paying extra attention too, lately, and here are 13 voices that we think you should check out.

Julius Solaris


Julius is an events and media consultant, founder of management consultancy agency Boldpush, with a free weekly newsletter that’s read by 8K event professionals. He has sold two businesses, keynoted worldwide, planned iconic virtual events during the pandemic and written reports downloaded 300K times. 

Mike Ferreira 


Voted Top 100 Influential Event Industry Professional in 2022, Mike is an expert in hotel site selection, contract negotiation and meeting services for his own company, Meetings Made Easy. Based on Las Vegas, he leverages a global network and partnerships to provide a worldwide perspective and tips.

Michael Dominguez 


As the President and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International, Michael leads a global sales organization that pairs event professionals with the best independent luxury properties and experiences. 

Sarah Buchbinder 


Sarah works with planners to represent them to hotels and destinations all over the world. She offers transparent services and consulting and ensures her clients are in the know about industry events, FAMs and new trends. 

Kelly Gallagher 


Kelly has been in the hospitality industry since she was 15 years old. Now she’s taking her passion for travel and hospitality and doing what she loves daily, connecting her clients with the best events, with the best services, and celebrating it on socials with insightful and positive posts. 

Heather Seasholtz 


Heather plans large global events and meetings and is a strategic partner for the corporations and organizations she works with, to help conceive a vision that fuels their growth. She was a finalist for Business Event Strategist of the Year award in 2019 given by the PCMA.

Deanna Singh 


Deanna is a highly respected thought leader who has spent almost 20 years researching, designing and building asset-based solutions to complex social and business challenges. She travels the world inspiring and educating audiences through poignant storytelling, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

Dahlia El Gazzar


Dubbed the coffee-fuelled ‘go-to’ source for branding, trend-setting tech solutions, tech news and social media expertise, Dahlia has the mission of empowering brands, brains and professional beings. Her charismatic voice and insight on the industry make her posts and newsletter a fun read.

Irina Graf


Launched in 2011, Irina’s MICE Blog has become a go-to resource for event professionals seeking innovative and thought-provoking content that provides them with the knowledge and expertise to excel in their jobs. Her #eventprofstalk X chat, every Monday, focuses on a single topic for an hour of intelligent discussion.

Nick Borelli


Dedicated to empowering event profs with AI, Nick has spent 20+ years in digital and in-person experience design, he’s a passionate visionary who shares all his latest thoughts, connections and good reads.

Jason Dunn Sr.


As the CEO of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, Jason has been at the forefront of the diversity revival and continues to be among the United States’ strongest voices for multicultural conventions.

Howard Givner


Howard has a proven ability to identify key industry trends, articulate a vision to take an organization to the next level, build consensus and inspire teams to execute on that vision. His focus on education and research make him an insightful mind to follow.

Aleksandra Panyukhina


Aleksandra shares her learnings about field marketing on a daily basis on LinkedIn as well as in her newsletter, Experience Issues. She believes in the power of human connections, emotions and shared moments to drive business growth.


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