Nashville Recognized as Influential Events City

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Butch Spyridon Named to Top 100 Most Influential List for Events

NASHVILLE – Nashville was recognized as a top city for events with Butch
Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, was named
to the global Top 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry
2022.

“This recognition speaks to Nashville’s prominence as a city that excels
in putting on major events, whether it’s global music festivals,
gigantic sporting events or mega conventions,” said Kevin Lavender,
chair of the board of directors for the Nashville Convention & Visitors
Corp. “Butch deserves tremendous recognition for his track record of
successfully recruiting, producing, and executing major events, and
Nashville also deserves credit as a city that collaborates and comes
together to do big things.”

Nashville successfully hosts major annual events, including CMA Fest,
Let Freedom Sing: July 4th in Music City, and Jack Daniel’s New Year’s
Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, as well as NFL Draft 2019, Music City
Grand Prix and the upcoming NHL Draft and Awards in 2023. The
hospitality industry implemented a strategy in the early 2000s to
recruit and invest in major events to increase visitation and grow Music
City into a global destination.

Spyridon has led the NCVC for nearly 32 years, helping brand Nashville
as Music City and was instrumental in recruiting the city’s professional
sports teams and construction of Bridgestone Arena, Nissan Stadium,
GEODIS Park and First Horizon Park. He was the city’s point person in
recruiting and hosting the 2019 NFL Draft – the most successful Draft in
NFL history and the most successful one-day event in Nashville history.

The prestigious list is published by Eventex, global events, and
experiential marketing organization. The list is decided by public vote,
where people from the industry nominate and then vote for those they
believe have influenced the world of events and experience marketing the
most. A total of 454 professionals were honored with a nomination, and
the nominees with the most votes made the top 100 list.

Leaders from 22 countries made the top 100 with the United States having
the most people on the list at 43. Also recognized were leaders from
organizations such as Destination DC, Poland Convention Bureau, and
Barcelona Convention Bureau, along with professionals from national
meetings organizations including The IMEX Group, Destinations
International and PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association).
The complete list: eventex.co/people2022 [1]

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The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize
the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the
community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier
destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com [2] and
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