Cooper tops second Power 50

Nigel Cooper has stormed to victory in C&IT’s annual influence index, Power 50. Cooper, chairman of Eventia and executive director of P&MM, was last night named number one in the C&IT Power 50 guide to the industry’s movers and shakers. He picked up nearly 40% of the popular vote following C&IT’s call for readers to nominate the people that they felt had made a significant contribution to the industry over the past 12 months, and then ranked by a panel of industry experts. “Whilst I am naturally proud of the P&MM success story I believe that it has been my work with Eventia that has helped me achieve such a high ranking,” Cooper said in a video message screened at the Power 50 unveiling at Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel London. Last year, Cooper was ranked third. A full list of the Power 50 will be published in the April issue of C&IT. The top ten: 1. Nigel Cooper – division managing director, travel & events division, Motivcom; chairman Eventia 2. Roger Tondeur – president, MCI 3. Paul Kennedy, MBE – group exhibition director, Reed Travel Events 4. Vanessa Cotton – managing director, conference and events division, Excel London 5. Izania Downie – executive director, Eventia 6. David Hornby – commercial director, Visit London 7. Duncan Reid – event director, International Confex 8. David Evans – chairman, CEO and founder, Grass Roots Group PLC 9. Tony Rogers – CEO, British Association of Conference Destinations (BACD) 10. Chris Madge – managing director, Zibrant

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