For the second consecutive year, Successful Meetings Magazine has named Kevin Iwamoto, vice president of industry strategy for Lanyon, as one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.
A graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management, Iwamoto is highly regarded as one of the original thought leaders in the development of Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). He actively supports the Meetings Professionals International Foundation’s SMM next generation initiative and is a leader in bringing SMM to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.“I am both honored and humbled to join my industry colleagues as one of Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2014,” Iwamoto said. “I congratulate my fellow designees in the Top 25, as they are all well-recognized leaders who have done great work in advancing our industry.”
As companies around the world look to gain a deeper understanding of their meetings, events, and travel programs—even consolidating these programs and associated spending—Iwamoto uses his expertise to help these companies integrate technology, build more successful programs and gain a clear view of the “total cost of attendee”—all of which are hallmarks of successful SMM programs.
—A Lanyon news release