11 episodes

Welcome to the 'A Breath Of Fresh Air' Podcast, celebrating the best in innovation and leadership from those who are creating a positive change in the business events industry. A podcast brought to you by the Professional Conference Organisers Association and hosted by Libbie Ray from Connected Event Group. This podcast provides listeners with behind the scenes access to some of the key innovators in our industry as they share their honest and raw insights. It highlights how collaboration, innovation and resilience are at the core of the events industry and the reasons we have managed to survive through the most challenging time our industry has faced. Get ready to learn more about the brave new world of the business events industry.Hosted by Libbie Ray, Connected Event Group

A Breath Of Fresh Air - Event Management Podcast Professional Conference Organisers Association

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Welcome to the 'A Breath Of Fresh Air' Podcast, celebrating the best in innovation and leadership from those who are creating a positive change in the business events industry. A podcast brought to you by the Professional Conference Organisers Association and hosted by Libbie Ray from Connected Event Group. This podcast provides listeners with behind the scenes access to some of the key innovators in our industry as they share their honest and raw insights. It highlights how collaboration, innovation and resilience are at the core of the events industry and the reasons we have managed to survive through the most challenging time our industry has faced. Get ready to learn more about the brave new world of the business events industry.Hosted by Libbie Ray, Connected Event Group

    Making the most of your event MC and optimising speaker presentations with Andrew Klein

    Making the most of your event MC and optimising speaker presentations with Andrew Klein

    In this episode of ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, Andrew Klein sheds light on how event organisers can create a better conference experience for attendees through changing the traditional agenda timeline and switching to shorter presentation sessions. Andrew also discusses the ways in which an MC can elevate your event and when an MC may not be worth your while. 

    • 35 min
    Diving into the Metaverse and creating smarter events with Chris Schlueter

    Diving into the Metaverse and creating smarter events with Chris Schlueter

    In this episode of ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, Chris Schlueter sheds light on how businesses can create more engaging events through registration techniques and innovative event features. Chris also discusses the impact that the Metaverse will have on the business event industry going forwards in a digitally switched on world. 

    • 29 min
    How food can be used to open conversations and reconnect teams with Sharon Natoli

    How food can be used to open conversations and reconnect teams with Sharon Natoli

    In this episode of ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, Sharon Natoli discusses how she helps individuals, teams and leaders build team connection, confidence and culture by running events over food and facilitated conversation. Sharon highlights how opening up conversations, both during events and in the workplace, leads to greater comfort and productivity among attendees and employees. 

    • 31 min
    How Luna Park overcame the longest closure in its history with Gary Manuel

    How Luna Park overcame the longest closure in its history with Gary Manuel

    In this episode of ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’, Gary Manuel discusses how Luna Park used COVID-19 closures to plan for the expansion of the park. Gary brings to light how Luna Park Venues are coming back to pre Pandemic guest numbers and how they are preparing their venues for the re-emergence of live events.   

    • 26 min
    How the event industry has adapted to life during and after the pandemic with Adrienne Readings

    How the event industry has adapted to life during and after the pandemic with Adrienne Readings

    Adrienne Readings discusses how the business event industry has shifted towards collaboration in light of some of the hardest years the industry has faced. Adrienne talks about changes that venues have had to put in place and how they are moving forward as Australia opens back up to the live event world. 

    • 37 min
    Working towards a sustainable future with Professor Veena Sahajwalla

    Working towards a sustainable future with Professor Veena Sahajwalla

    Professor Veena Sahajwalla sheds light on how we can implement everyday solutions to create a global shift towards sustainability. Professor Sahajwalla discusses her work inventing new recycling processes for materials that conventionally are not recycled and also talks about her sustainability trends for the near future.

    • 39 min

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