(Long Beach, CA—June 5, 2017) Successful Meetings Magazine has announced that Steve Goodling, President & CEO of the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, is included their 2017 list of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry.” The list will be published in the upcoming July issue of the magazine.
Successful Meetings is one of the leading meeting trade publications, with a print circulation of more than 50,000 readers, which include professional meeting planners and key executives in the convention and meetings industry.
The winners for 2017 were selected through a multi-step nomination process, suggested by members of the industry and winners from previous years, and finally decided by members of the Successful Meetings editorial team. According to Successful Meetings, those chosen are “game changers with new and different ideas that stand out from the crowd. These individuals have ideas that completely change the way an industry develops.”
Goodling’s inclusion in the Top 25 list recognizes his tireless efforts to transform the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center into a premier state-of-the-art convention & meetings destination. Use the use of professionally designed lighting, sound, and décor, and the creation of “turn-key” spaces that provide unique special event venues at great cost saving to planners.