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Welcome to The Events Insight, created to entertain, enlighten and inspire anyone involved in or thinking of joining our exciting and diverse events industry. We bring you illuminating tales from some amazing people in a vast array of roles and from all across the globe. Each week we chat to a different guest and share their stories with you; how and why they got into events, what they’ve learned on the way and why they’re still here!

The Events Insight Jack Saward & Karen Edwards

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Welcome to The Events Insight, created to entertain, enlighten and inspire anyone involved in or thinking of joining our exciting and diverse events industry. We bring you illuminating tales from some amazing people in a vast array of roles and from all across the globe. Each week we chat to a different guest and share their stories with you; how and why they got into events, what they’ve learned on the way and why they’re still here!

    The Events Insight - Its a Wrap Season 10

    The Events Insight - Its a Wrap Season 10

    Can you believe it, we have reached the end of another season and now here comes the best bit!  We get to review all the episodes with two of our fabulous listeners!
    Olivia Preston-Lee is completing her fourth and final year of an Events Management Degree at Leeds Beckett University. On her placement year, Olivia set up her first business, a travelling bar, ‘The Thirsty Mares’, alongside this, Olivia freelances within the events industry. Currently, she is researching the ethics of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Marketing and Events and plans to continue her studies on a Masters Degree in The Philosophy of AI. 
    Francesca Rodriguez Balit is the Co-Founder & Event Web Specialist at Bbr Web Design and the Podcast Host of The Events Cast. Francesca helps event professionals build and improve their event websites to better market their events, create better event experiences and sell more tickets. Coming from a background in Event and Marketing, she believes there is a better, easier, and less stressful way of creating and managing event websites. That is why she built Bbr Web Design and Management, a small and friendly web boutique that offers exclusive web services for event professionals.
    Heat what each guest thought were the best takeaways from each of our 6 guests… and the bonus episode, and why you should take the time to listen to them yourselves.
     
    Enjoy!


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    See more about our Season Sponsor Encore Global via;
     https://www.encoreglobal.com/


    Find out more about our Shoutout Sponsor JCFX Media via;
     https://jcfxmedia.co.uk/


    This weeks quickfire round sponsor was AlfaMed Specialist Emergency Care and Training;
    https://alfamedsect.co.uk/


    Our partnership with Standout Magazine is also worth following;
    https://standoutmagazine.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Pass me my soapbox! - with Robert Kenward

    Pass me my soapbox! - with Robert Kenward

    You either love recruitment, or you don’t!

    Quite simply, Robert lives and breathes recruitment. He is the ‘Talent Officer’ for your business.

    The events industry is all about people and connections, everyone knows everyone! Roberts’ approach to recruitment is one of partnership. He gets to know the client and the candidate before any introductions are made. He believes on focussing on  quality, only presenting the client with the best candidate (whether that is one or ten).

    Robert has spoken at plenty industry events and many of his volunteer roles are aimed at encouraging talent flow into and throughout the events industry. Without recruitment, our industry would grind to a halt.

    Get ready for a whistle-stop tour of the world of events and recruitment!

    Find out more about what he does via;

    www.you-exclusive.com/
     www.eventhub.jobs/

    We're lucky to have him in the sector and thanks go to his wife for that.

    Robert does have a few issues with his connection during the recording, but we still feel our listeners will benefit from the content he shares.

    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
     
    www.theeventsinsight.com/
    www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
    www.instagram.com/the_eventsin/

    See more about our Season Sponsor Encore Global via;
     https://www.encoreglobal.com/


    Find out more about our Shoutout Sponsor JCFX Media via;
     https://jcfxmedia.co.uk/


    This weeks quickfire round sponsor was Wavecast;
    https://wavecast.io/

    Our partnership with Standout Magazine is also worth following;
    https://standoutmagazine.co.uk/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    What's your walk on music? With Daniel Skermer

    What's your walk on music? With Daniel Skermer

    When it comes to the utter fabulousness that is Dan Skermer, listening is definitely believing!  Jack and Karen were mainly speechless when talking to Dan… his career to date has included everything from a yellow banana outfit (made of sponge) to the events entrepreneur that he is today.
    Dan has worked in hospitality and events all his life, and nothing makes him happier than bringing people together.  His enthusiasm, drive and determination for the events industry is contagious.  
    He is the proud founding member of PA Forum, a community group of over 1200 Executive & Business Support Professionals based in the Midlands. 
    Established 7 years ago the community organises a wide variety of events across the region including the annual West Midlands PA Awards, East Midlands PA Awards and PA Forum Learning & Development Conference.
    Get ready for a fantastic podcast episode … and maybe even some singing!

    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
     
    www.theeventsinsight.com/
    www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
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    See more about our Season Sponsor Encore Global via;
     
    https://www.encoreglobal.com/
     
    Find out more about our Shoutout Sponsor JCFX Media via;
     
    https://jcfxmedia.co.uk/
     
    This weeks quickfire round sponsor was a charity focus with Cynthia Spencer;


    https://www.cynthiaspencer.org.uk/



    Our partnership with Standout Magazine is also worth following;
     
    https://standoutmagazine.co.uk/

    • 52 min
    The loveable Rottweiler - with Michelle Baldwin

    The loveable Rottweiler - with Michelle Baldwin

    Have you ever wondered what it is like to plan and run events at one of the UK’s largest Exhibition Centres?

    Join Jack and Karen as they chat to Michelle Baldwin, Head of Events at the NEC about what it is really like to work on some of the most famous events both nationally and internationally.

    For Michelle, it all started at the ICC (the International Convention Centre in Birmingham) working for the in-house catering team. Here, she got a flavour for customer service, the venue and mostimportantly the events. She shadowed an ICC Event Manager as was hooked!

    From this moment, her 22 year career at the NEC began.

    Michelle has worked on a variety of shows such as Commonwealth Games, Spring Fair, BBC Gardeners World and BBC Good Food, Motorcycle Show and Moda... all of them brilliant, exciting and challenging.

    Michelle prides herself in passing on her varied experience and nurturing future talent within the events industry. Alongside the responsibility of her role, she heads up the education stream of the NEC by working with schools and universities to encourage young adults to consider a career in events management called Events Week Live

    We hope you enjoy the episode and dont forget to leave us some feeedback and a review!

    There is a little feedback from Michelle's speaker so you might hear a little echo on occasions from Jack and Karen. We hope this doesnt impact on your listening too much.

    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
     
    www.theeventsinsight.com/
    www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
    www.instagram.com/the_eventsin/



    See more about our Season Sponsor Encore Global via;
     
    https://www.encoreglobal.com/
     
    Find out more about our Shoutout Sponsor JCFX Media via;
     
    https://jcfxmedia.co.uk/
     
    This weeks quickfire round sponsor was Exhibition Vision ;


    https://www.exhibitionvision.co.uk/



    Our partnership with Standout Magazine is also worth following;
     
    https://standoutmagazine.co.uk/

    • 55 min
    Event Buyers Live 2022 Special - with Caroline Clift

    Event Buyers Live 2022 Special - with Caroline Clift

    Just when you thought the Podcast couldn’t give you anymore…

    A Bonus edition pops up!!

    In this episode, Jack & Karen talk to the fabulous Caroline Clift, Content Manager for Event Buyers Live and Editor of StandOut Magazine.

    Like most people, Caroline fell into the events industry.  A chance meeting with Neil Fagg 18 years ago (this is a story you can hear all about in the podcast… let’s just say there was body paint involved) and she was hooked.

    Caroline is all about people; about finding the story behind the story and about connecting people.

    She loves nothing more than getting on her high-viz and wellies and heading out into a field to find out more about an event.

    Jack & Karen were invited to Event Buyers Live at the end of November to capture the flavour of this fantastic industry event.  Affectionately known as ‘the place to do business’, Event Buyers Live promises you pre-arranged and one-on-one meetings between live event organisers and suppliers. 

    This episode doesn’t just talk to Caroline, we also share some of the live recordings we did from the event, when many of the participants shared with us their own thoughts and take aways. 

    It is very clear that Event Buyers Live is brought to the industry, by the industry now. Neil, as the event co-founder, now feels responsible to protect the format and brand as it continues to deliver for both suppliers and buyers. It's no longer “his baby" but the industry’s to nurture, evolve and look after as we all move forward together. When listening to Caroline you can hear those same nurturing values shining through. 

    There have been many discussions at #EBL22 on collaboration, business and partnerships.  Watch this space... they may well have a "new baby" to announce in the near future!
     https://eventbuyerslive.com/


    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
     
    www.theeventsinsight.com/
    www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
    www.instagram.com/the_eventsin/


    See more about our Season Sponsor Encore Global via;
     
    https://www.encoreglobal.com/
     
    Our partnership with Standout Magazine is also worth following;
     
    https://standoutmagazine.co.uk/

    • 48 min
    Our Own Events Language! - with Rita Chandarana

    Our Own Events Language! - with Rita Chandarana

    The world of events is not only production, planning and people, it the detail and the making of lasting memories.

    Rita and her family at Eventologists support clients with the details, the innovative theming ideas which make an event pop and stand out from the crowd.

    https://eventologists.co.uk/

    Rita is passionate about bringing an event to life no matter what the size and shape available! There is a prop, a room dressing or idea to suit every type of event.

    Having a background in marketing has helped Rita understand her clients brands, and desire to showcase their businesses, products or services.

    Rita successfully combines family and business life–something many of us strive to achieve.

    Enjoy Jack and Rita’s chat, you will certainly have an appreciation for the details.

    Keep a track of all that's going on with the Podcast via;
     
    www.theeventsinsight.com/
    www.linkedin.com/company/the-events-insight-podcast/
    www.instagram.com/the_eventsin/


    See more about our Season Sponsor Encore Global via;
     
    https://www.encoreglobal.com/
     
    Find out more about our Shoutout Sponsor JCFX Media via;
     
    https://jcfxmedia.co.uk/
     
    This weeks quickfire round sponsor was Velody ;


    https://www.velody.co.uk/



    Our partnership with Standout Magazine is also worth following;
     
    https://standoutmagazine.co.uk/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

RPanton ,

Great industry podcast

Relevant and real. Highly recommend.

Chairman Meeow ,

An event in itself!

Jack and Ellan reallly get to the heart of what it means to work in the events industry. It doesn't hurt that they're genuine, funny and honest, too. Brilliant stuff, guys, keep at it!

Richard Goulding ,

Great podcast to engage event professionals

Each week I look forward to listening to this podcast. It’s been a lifeline during covid times, listening to other industry professionals talk about what we all do best, events. Jack and Ellen, keep up the good work.

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