Welcome to GatherGeeks, a place where people passionate about the power of live experiences come together. Join David Adler, chairman and founder of BizBash, as he discusses the latest news and trends affecting event marketers, meeting strategists, nonprofit organizers, and everyone in between. This podcast by BizBash is the destination for information, innovation, and inspiration for anyone involved in planning events and meetings, from conferences, trade shows, and fund-raising galas to product launches, festivals, award shows, weddings, and birthdays.
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Where the Hospitality and Event Industry Is Headed Next
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with Glenn Haussman, a 25-year hotel industry veteran and the host of popular hospitality podcast "No Vacancy." The duo discusses all things hospitality and events, including what they miss and don’t miss from in-person gatherings, the good and bad of virtual, and exciting changes that have been accelerated by the pandemic. Haussman also shares what he’s hearing from hotel organizers about the future, and talks about his new book, The Adapters
The Dilemma for the Next Generation of Event Pros
BizBash's David Adler and Ashton Pike chat with a diverse group of students and professors in the event and hospitality industry: Briana Stewart and Aruzhan Toleubay, two students navigating the industry during COVID-19, as well as Florida International University professor Dan Cormany, New York University professor Lynn Minnaert, Farleigh Dickinson University professor John Niser and EnventU founder Latoya Lewis. It's a must-watch for anyone trying to adapt and thrive in this ever-changing industry.
Yes, Virtual Events Can Recreate Nuanced Face-to-Face Encounters. Here’s How
In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with Steve Gottlieb, CEO of virtual event platform Shindig, and Natalie Jones, SVP of external affairs and diplomatic engagement for Meridian House. The group discusses the challenges of—and best practices for—emulating high-touch events like the G-8 world leader summit virtually, and how other tools of diplomacy can work in the digital world. They also talk about best uses of tech during online events, the future of hybrid and much m
Turning One-Off Events Into Year-Round Marketing Strategies
In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler sits down with AMR International's Denzil Rankine and Vesuvio Ventures' Marco Giberti to discuss their new book, 'Reinventing Live: The Always-On Future of Live Events.' The duo discusses the shift from one-off, in-person events to year-round marketing strategies; they also chat about why event organizers should consider themselves community catalysts, how to balance gut instinct with data, the future of the exhibition and trade show industry, and more.
How the Iconic La Paulée de New York Wine-Tasting Event Made the Shift to Virtual
In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler and Christian Conner explore the world of high-end wine tastings with Daniel Johnnes, the proprietor of La Paulée Mondiale. It’s been described as the “world’s greatest wine event,” with ticket prices as high as $10,000. Johnnes describes the event’s shift to virtual , discussing what did and didn’t work and what will carry into future in-person gatherings. He also discusses how the event has grown over two decades, how ticket prices are set and much
Solving the Engagement Problem at Virtual Events
In this sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash's David Adler chats with Debbie Seabloom from Type A Events and Jennifer Kellogg from MeetingPlay. The group discusses the biggest challenges and solutions to keeping attendees engaged online, sharing tips on what works and what doesn't. They also examine the new style of partnerships between the client, agency and virtual platform, plus the importance of teamwork in this new era, what makes a successful event today, predictions for the future and more.