100 episodes

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.

Look for GatherGeeks in your favorite platforms: iTunes, Audible, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, with more on the way. Connect with us on Twitter at @BizBash and join the conversation using the hashtag #gathergeeks.

GatherGeeks by BizBash: The Event Industry Podcast BizBash Media

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    • 4.7 • 38 Ratings

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.

Look for GatherGeeks in your favorite platforms: iTunes, Audible, Spotify, and iHeartRadio, with more on the way. Connect with us on Twitter at @BizBash and join the conversation using the hashtag #gathergeeks.

    How Are Global Exhibitions Changing Today?

    How Are Global Exhibitions Changing Today?

    Host: David Adler
    Guest: Doug Emslie
    In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Doug Emslie, CEO of Tarsus Group (one of the largest exhibition companies in the world), to get a global perspective on trade shows and exhibitions. How have things changed since the pandemic? How do they differ culturally between markets like Europe, the Middle East, and North America? Emslie also discusses how to bring back attendees each year, how the global structure of events is becoming more regional, the rise of bleisure travel, and why technology and sustainability will be positive disruptors to the industry.

    • 36 min
    A Virtual Event Platform's Path to Global Recognition

    A Virtual Event Platform's Path to Global Recognition

    Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman
    Guest: Vaibhav Jain
    In this special edition of GatherGeeks—recorded live at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity—hosts David Adler and Claire Hoffman (BizBash’s senior contributing editor) sit down with Vaibhav Jain, CEO of event technology solution Hubilo, to discuss how he took the company from a local in-person event solution to a global behemoth. He also touches on how he realized events could be life-changing, how he raised money and pivoted strategy, and how he knew the platform had to involve agile, fast development to meet client needs.

    • 23 min
    Behind the Scenes of Meta Beach at Cannes 2022

    Behind the Scenes of Meta Beach at Cannes 2022

    Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman
    Guest: Damien Baines
    In this special edition of GatherGeeks—recorded live at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity—hosts David Adler and Claire Hoffman (BizBash’s senior contributing editor) sit down with Damien Baines, the experiential marketing lead at Instagram. They go behind the scenes at Meta Beach where, for the first time, the company has used Meta branding at the festival. Baines also discusses what inspired many of the elements for this year’s beach, planning a superbloom-themed dinner for the event, and how Instagram aims to highlight all types of creativity and passion on the platform.

    • 31 min
    How Creativity Shined at Pinterest’s Cannes 2022 Activation

    How Creativity Shined at Pinterest’s Cannes 2022 Activation

    Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman
    Guest: Judy Lee
    In this special edition of GatherGeeks—recorded live at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity—hosts David Adler and Claire Hoffman (BizBash’s senior contributing editor) sit down with Judy Lee, head of global brand experiences and programs at Pinterest. She breaks down her team's strategy and execution of Pinterest Beach, which put creatives front and center. She also discusses being a jury member for this year's festival, Pinterest's approach to face-to-face marketing, and creating spaces that reflect a multitude of different communities.

    • 32 min
    Inside Spotify's Daytime/Nighttime Approach at Cannes 2022

    Inside Spotify's Daytime/Nighttime Approach at Cannes 2022

    Hosts: David Adler, Claire Hoffman
    Guest: Keyana Kashfi
    In this special edition of GatherGeeks—recorded live at the 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity—hosts David Adler and Claire Hoffman (BizBash’s senior contributing editor) sit down with Keyana Kashfi, the global senior director of experiential and content production at Spotify. Kashfi, who is also a BizBash Event Master, was in charge of the creation of Spotify Beach at this year’s festival. She brought in some of the world’s top musical talent not only to grab attention at Cannes, but to prove that live experiences are critical to Spotify. In this podcast she also discusses the daytime/nighttime approach her and her team took to create Spotify Beach, differences she’s seeing in audiences post-2020, and advice for event pros just starting out.

    • 22 min
    Inside the World of High-Stakes Gatherings

    Inside the World of High-Stakes Gatherings

    Host: David Adler
    Guest: Steve Clemons
    In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Steve Clemons, who has begun a role as a senior executive in charge of events at Semafor, a new global news organization launching this fall. Clemons was previously editor at large of The Hill. He also served as the Washington editor at large of The Atlantic, where he was the editor-in-chief of AtlanticLIVE, the brand’s live event series. He specializes in high-stakes gatherings, and in this episode, he gives a master class on connecting people. Clemons also discusses why he believes the best events reach people’s hearts and not just their minds, embracing uncomfortable conversations, and how event pros can engineer moments that bring about change.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Pashara B. ,

A Must for Event Planners

This podcast has been a game changer for me! I love all of the content and the diversity amongst topics and interviewees. I consistently take things that I learn on this podcast back to the workplace and have developed a heightened sense of confidence in myself as an event planner because of it.

Jlb518 ,

Great learning from leaders in the industry.

Really enjoy hearing from others in the industry and getting ideas and advice on how to improve events that I plan.

GuyKlein ,

Awesome Podcast!

Helps planners in Israel to connect with leading US market, lots of ideas and smart people!

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