Event 100 Club 2016: The top 50

The top 100 professionals in the Event Industry were announced last night (7 December) at Event's Christmas party, which took place at the American Express Invites lounge at The O2.

Michael Wyrley-Birch and his TRO team celebrated the number one ranking
Michael Wyrley-Birch and his TRO team celebrated the number one ranking

Michael Wyrley-Birch, chief operating officer of experiential agency TRO, was named as number one on the Event 100 Club 2016 list.

Read who ranked from 100-51 on the the list here.

From 1-50:

1. Michael Wyrley-Birch, chief operating officer, TRO

2. Kevin Jackson, director of ideas and innovation, The Experience is the Marketing

3. Deborah Armstrong, founder and creative director, Strong & Co

4. Michael Brown, psLIVE

5. Claire Stokes, founder and managing director, Circle Agency

6. Zanine Adams, head of events and business development UK, London & Partners

7. Sarah-Jane Benham, managing director, Kru Live & Kru Talent

8. Paul Saville, joint managing director, Wasserman Experience

9. Stephen Brown, managing director, Rugby World Cup

10. Julian Pullan, vice chairman & president international, Jack Morton Worldwide

11. Alison Williams, head of events, L'Oreal Professional Products UKI

12. Siobhan Payne, festival director, DrinkUp London

13. Jamie Sterry, brand activation manager, Innocent

14. Josef Jammerbund, head of events, British Fashion Council

15. Liz Young, head of events, Historic Royal Palaces

16. Hugh Robertson, chief executive/founding partner, RPM

17. Jonathan Terry, integrated partner/head of JWT Live, JWT

18. Fay Sharpe, managing director, Zibrant

19. Tom Rutter, managing director and production lead, Slice

20. Melissa Noakes, freelance, formerly Sony Mobile

21. Victoria Archbold, head of events and sponsorship, Hearst Media

22. Michael Boaler, brand manager, Jack Daniel's

23. Amanda Chick, general manager, global events, Jaguar Land Rover

24. Jonathan Emmins, founder, Amplify

25. Dale Parmenter, group chief executive, DRP

26. Jim King, event director, AEG Live

27. Andrew Casher, head of experiential, Havas SE Cake

28. Emma Barrow, head of events, Somerset House Trust

29. Jenni Eley, head of ITV Events, ITV

30. Rebecca Kane Burton, general manager, The O2

31. Kyra Oates, head of PR and events, Benefit Cosmetics

32. Luke Hodson, director, Urban Nerds Collective

33. Paul Dwan, Rugby World Cup 2015 general manager, Coca-Cola

34. James Hunt, managing director, GMR Marketing

35. Leigh Fergus, festival & brand manager, Be:Fit London, Telegraph Events

36. Laura Capell, managing director, Sledge

37. Catherine O’Brien, head of experiential, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment

38. Natasha Warren, head of group events, News UK

39. Ben Turner, founder and managing director, Wonder London

40. John Worthington, head of events, O2 Telefonica

41. Neil Hooper, board creative director, Circle Agency

42. Mark Stringer, founder, Pretty Green

43. Ruth Lawton Owen, director, The Admirable Crichton

44. Tracy Halliwell, director of business tourism & major events, London & Partners

45. Sharon Richey, chief executive, Because

46. Francesca Elliott, director of experiential and events, Momentum Worldwide

47. David Ball, founder and chief executive, Brandfuel

48. Jane Baker, commercial director, 2Heads

49. Kelly Phillips, freelance, formerly EE

50. Claire Pastore, national venues sales manager, ITA*

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