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How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue - #EventIcons Episode 161

How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue - #EventIcons Episode 161

April 30, 2019

On today’s #EventIcons, we’re taking a closer look at how to plan an event without visiting the venue using AR and VR in events. During a very recent episode of the Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger already tackled a similar topic. However, it’s never quite enough! When considering all the unbelievable potential of AR and VR in events, endless (Endless? Get it?) possibilities for discussion are out there. And this week, we’ll jump on the topic of venues, and what AR and VR can mean in this context.

The advancements we’re witnessing in technology are staggering. And while the event industry might be a little slow in adopting some trends, attention should be paid to how our lives as event planners can change. One of the amazing possibilities of AR and VR is paying virtual visits to potential venues while simulating experiences. The concept alone is mesmerizing, and the number of resources that can be saved is more than appealing.

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Improving Your Attendee Experience: Design Thinking For Events - #EventIcons Episode 162

Improving Your Attendee Experience: Design Thinking For Events - #EventIcons Episode 162

April 30, 2019

This week’s episode of #EventIcons will tackle the amazing world of design thinking for events. Your favorite podcast will have a few episodes dedicated to design, and how it impacts the world of events coming up. As such, today we’re talking all about design thinking, and how this solution-based approach can be an asset for event planners. When it comes to planning, the eyes should always be on the prize – and in this case, the prize is your attendee experience.

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How to Use Podcasts & Events as Marketing Tools - #EventIcons Episode 160

How to Use Podcasts & Events as Marketing Tools - #EventIcons Episode 160

April 23, 2019

So, you’ve heard of a play within a play, but when was the last time you heard about a podcast within a podcast? Okay, perhaps the Shakespearean element doesn’t quite fit here. However, today’s episode of our podcast is, indeed, about podcasts. More specifically, podcasts and events.

It seems like every way you turn, someone has their own podcast going on. But there’s still quite a gap in the industry when it comes to bringing podcasts and events together. Why is this the case, considering there’s so much this form of content can give companies? 

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Global Meetings Industry Day: Growing Our Industry Forward, a Leadership Perspective – Episode 159

Global Meetings Industry Day: Growing Our Industry Forward, a Leadership Perspective – Episode 159

April 16, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, #EventIcons was all about Meetings Mean Business, the coalition behind Global Meetings Industry Day. As one of the most important days of the year for the event business, GMID joins professionals from across six continents and over forty countries in events all over the world. In fact, the purpose of the Global Meetings Industry Day is for everyone involved to celebrate the tremendous worth and economic impact of the industry.

Ahead of this remarkable date, Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey sits down with two very special guests for this week’s #EventIcons. First, we welcome Tracey Smith, a longtime meeting planner who now leads the world’s largest association of senior-level meeting & event planners, SPIN. Joining them is Cathy Breden,  an executive VP and COO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) In addition to this, she currently serves as the CEO for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) whose primary purpose is to promote the growth, awareness, and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering research-based knowledge tools.

Sit tight and get listening, as the three discuss Global Meetings Industry Day, its genesis, its future, its meaning, and how the event industry will change moving forward. What are the businesses’ biggest challenges from here on, and how can GMID help? Press play and find out!

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Transparency In The Event Industry – Episode 158

Transparency In The Event Industry – Episode 158

April 9, 2019

Transparency in the event industry isn’t talked about nearly as much as it should. The issue of transparency is paramount in any business. How else are we expected to generate and cultivate meaningful relationships with clients and vendors alike? This is only possible once we build these relationships based on trust, honesty, and – you guess it – transparency. In a long-term perspective, transparency in the event industry ensures we thrive.

On today’s awesome episode of #EventIcons, we are joined by Event Tech Podcast and Endless Events’ Agent Provocateur and Event Tech Podcast co-host, Brandt Krueger. Together with Will Curran and Brandt, we welcome Jaclyn Bernstein, an acknowledged leader in NYC’s hospitality industry, sitting on the Board of NYC & Company / Convention and Visitors Bureau. Among many other honors, Jaclyn won the Spotlight ‘Event Planner of The Year’ and ‘Samaritan Service’ Awards.

The three discuss what transparency in the event industry means. Join Will, Brandt, and Jaclyn as they delve into the best means to reach this transparency, who is creating it, and who it should be directed towards.

Are you looking to create a more engaging event? Click here to download our free event planning checklist.

We want to help keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest!

Below, in our Epic Resources section, we link the awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode! You WANT to check these out! What has been your favorite episode so far? Comment below and let us know!

You’re watching this recording of our event industry podcast episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live, ask your own questions, and participate in person? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons.

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Tackling Commoditization In The Event Industry – Episode 157

Tackling Commoditization In The Event Industry – Episode 157

April 2, 2019

ommoditization in the event industry is real. Despite what we might think, it’s very real for creative industries. With the overall business paradigm changing, entire job positions being eradicated by advances in AI and automation, and the wave of commoditization ready to be ridden, what are the options for those working in the event planning industry?

Join us today for another amazing episode of #EventIcons, starring Kevin White. Kevin is a recurring guest, with decades of experience telling organizations’ stories through the design and production of live events. He provides an entrepreneurial approach to innovative systems and thinking, moving the needle with audiences on what they think, feel, know and do.

Kevin and Will walk us through the issue of commoditization in the event industry, how it all started, what are the consequences, and how professionals can adequately prepare themselves to tackle it.

Are you looking to create a more engaging event? Click here to download our free event planning checklist.

We want to help keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest!

Below, in our Epic Resources section, we link the awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode! You WANT to check these out! What has been your favorite episode so far? Comment below and let us know!

You’re watching this recording of our event industry podcast episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live, ask your own questions, and participate in person? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons.

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What are your thoughts on the commoditization of the event industry? Let us know on the comments below!