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

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 40 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 This Tech Company Is Simplifying B2B Payments for the Meetings and Events Industry

    How This Tech Company Is Simplifying B2B Payments for the Meetings and Events Industry

    Host: David Adler
    Guests: Tony Wagner, Sara Meyer
    Meeting professionals are constantly multitasking. The last thing they want to do is spend time on manual, tedious processes that should just be easy—including cross-checking spreadsheets to track down commissions and payments. This is where Onyx CenterSource’s GroupPay™ can help. This holistic solution is an industry-first payments automation platform that provides hotels and meeting professionals with unparalleled transparency and efficiency to track and proactively manage their event commissions—which, in turn, enables easy reconciliation and faster payments. In this special sponsored episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Onyx’s Tony Wagner and Sara Meyer to discuss the company’s expansion into the meetings and events payments sector of the hospitality industry, how GroupPay™ can help when planners feel like they’re “flying blind,” and what fast, easy commissions can look like with the right technology in place.
    Do you manage the meetings and events commission payments process? Tell us your thoughts on how we can streamline and simplify this process for a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 8! Take the survey here.
    Sponsored by Onyx CenterSource.

    • 41 min
    Setting the Standards for the Events Industry

    Setting the Standards for the Events Industry

    Host: David Adler
    Guest: Amy Calvert
    In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler sits down with Amy Calvert, CEO of the Events Industry Council (EIC), which oversees more than 30 member organizations in the events industry. The EIC is a global champion of event profs and event industry excellence, offering professional standards and recognition and certification programs that take the industry to new heights. In this podcast, Calvert divulges what keeps her up at night representing this industry, discusses why inspiring young people to enter the industry is more important than ever, and how the CMP—considered the gold standard for planners—is changing as a result of the pandemic.

    • 35 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 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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