26 episodes

A Podcast for the Event Industry, by Event Professionals
This event tech podcast goes in-depth with event industry influencers on topics like event technology and event management. 
Hosted by Bob Chain, Strategic Account Manager at Swapcard, Conference News & PCMA’s 20 in their Twenties and all-round event expert, producer and enthusiast.

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A Podcast for the Event Industry, by Event Professionals
This event tech podcast goes in-depth with event industry influencers on topics like event technology and event management. 
Hosted by Bob Chain, Strategic Account Manager at Swapcard, Conference News & PCMA’s 20 in their Twenties and all-round event expert, producer and enthusiast.

    Tackling the Tough Questions Around Greener Events with Shawna McKinley & Guy Bigwood

    Tackling the Tough Questions Around Greener Events with Shawna McKinley & Guy Bigwood

    “The world is changing and the impossible is happening”

    On our latest podcast, industry experts Shawna McKinley and Guy Bigwood join us for an eye-opening and timely discussion on sustainability and the future of events.

    Tune in and find out what they have to say about the shift to virtual caused by COVID-19 and what it means for our carbon footprint, how innovation in the event industry and sustainability work hand-in-hand, 3 top issues to focus on when it comes to the carbon footprint of your attendees, and why there’s no need to panic about the future, instead focus on productivity.

    • 29 min
    Managing risks in a Post-pandemic world with Paul Cook

    Managing risks in a Post-pandemic world with Paul Cook

    With decades of experience managing and mitigating risk at both hybrid and in-person events, Paul Cook of the Hybrid Event Centre joins Swapcard’s Bob Chain and Mia Masson to discuss all things risk management in a post-pandemic events world.

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    Paul Cook, Hybrid & Virtual Events Producer & Consultant

     

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    • 25 min
    Community as an Event Strategy with Endless Events’ Kyle Kocinski

    Community as an Event Strategy with Endless Events’ Kyle Kocinski

    Kyle Kocinski of Endless Events  joins the Swapcard team to talk all things community. 

    Drawing from experience, the discussion includes: the pros and cons of community, how the events world can approach community building,  tips on monetizing communities, and more.  

    Kyle reminds us that a community platform simply serves as “a new tool for your organization to funnel their engagements throughout the year,” and that ultimately the goal is for members to promote “your community to their personal community.”  

     

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    • 31 min
    The Future of Tradeshows: IMEX on community with Carina Bauer

    The Future of Tradeshows: IMEX on community with Carina Bauer

    Carina tells it like it is. She’s not afraid to take risks and push the boundaries of creativity to immerse attendees in the experiences her team is creating.

    In this episode, she dishes on the hopes for Novembers’ IMEX show in Vegas and goes into some detail about their upcoming digital activations.

    IMEX is leading the industry in original virtual ideas such as gamification. You might just get some ideas for your next event!

    Carina also discusses the role of technology in the future of events and how IMEX is convincing exhibitors to follow them down the road less traveled.

    • 30 min
    How Informa Is Hosting 30,000-Strong In-Person Events With Hayley Haggarty

    How Informa Is Hosting 30,000-Strong In-Person Events With Hayley Haggarty

    Hayley joined the Swapcard team to talk about opening up safely and her tips and advice didn’t disappoint.

    She detailed the challenges and requirements for Informa’s upcoming 30,000-person physical event and discusses how marketing tactics have changed since pre-COVID times.

    Hayley also mentions how Informa is using data and analytics to plan for the future and what safety measures they’re putting in place, including having a so-called “COVID manager”!

    • 31 min
    How To Engage Attendees at Hybrid Events with Lori H. Schwartz & Thom Singer

    How To Engage Attendees at Hybrid Events with Lori H. Schwartz & Thom Singer

    In this episode of Inside Events, your host, Bob Chain, interviews Lori H. Schwartz & Thom Singer about the potential and challenges of hybrid events.

    Lori and Thom deliver concrete tips on training speakers to engage both audiences, attendee experience, delivering value for sponsors and more at hybrid events.

    Sure, hybrid events can help organizers reach a much larger global audience than an in-person event offers, and can leverage technology to facilitate engagement all year long. But there's a lot of mystery surrounding the ins & outs of actually engaging 2 different audiences. Listen now to find out how!

    • 44 min

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