Beth Surmont is obsessed with events. With on-the-ground experience spanning more than 20 years in corporate and non-profit events and trade shows; and as Vice President, Business Event Strategy & Design at 360 Live Media; Beth is an influential designer in shaping what the next era of events will be.
Her approach of audience-centered design combined with purposeful intention is the secret to creating meaningful and impactful events that advance the organization and accelerate the industry it serves.
It’s Beth’s job to be a project manager, experience designer, content curator, storyteller, motivator, leader, behind-the-scenes cheerleader, logistics director, contract negotiator, researcher, trend analyzer, innovator, visionary, partner, builder, thinker, problem-solver, entrepreneur, and customer service specialist, sometimes all within the space of a single day.
Beth was recently listed as one of BizBash’s 500 Most Influential People in Events for 2021. And she was named one of the Top 25 Influencers in the Meetings Industry for 2020. She frequently speaks at ASAE, PCMA, MPI and other industry events, and hosts a regular design series called the Event Innovators Xchange (EIX).
Beth currently lives in New Jersey with her wife and two dogs.