Where: Apprise Media
Why:McCurdy serves as chairman-CEO of both Apprise Media, which he founded in 2004, and its Canon Communications unit. This year, Canon expanded its events business through acquisitions, including the French Pharmapack trade show and the German Stamping-Days exhibition. Next year, it will debut a MEDTEC trade fair in France and a biomedical device design and manufacturing show in Boston.
Patrick McGovern, International Data Group