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What are the latest industry trends? What are people doing well? What's the next "Big Thing" on the horizon? How can you adapt to new industry rules and regulations? We hope you can walk away from these podcast episodes with strategic and insightful ideas that you can implement into your own events –whatever they may be –big or small. With each episode, you will get access to additional content, tools, and resources to help you grow in your career.

What are the latest industry trends? What are people doing well? What's the next "Big Thing" on the horizon? How can you adapt to new industry rules and regulations? We hope you can walk away from these podcast episodes with strategic and insightful ideas that you can implement into your own events –whatever they may be –big or small. With each episode, you will get access to additional content, tools, and resources to help you grow in your career.

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United States

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What are the latest industry trends? What are people doing well? What's the next "Big Thing" on the horizon? How can you adapt to new industry rules and regulations? We hope you can walk away from these podcast episodes with strategic and insightful ideas that you can implement into your own events –whatever they may be –big or small. With each episode, you will get access to additional content, tools, and resources to help you grow in your career.

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@cvent

Language:

English

Contact:

515.508.1663


Episodes

A Unique Gifting Experience

11/12/2020
In today's episode we are joined by Tom Romine, Founder and CEO of Cultivate, to talk all about gifting experiences. Not only is gifting a topic we love to talk about, but it is also an important one. There is nothing worse than receiving a gift for a job well done, but being given something that you simply don't like. Cultivate has worked hard over the years to ensure that every gifting experience is tailored to the employee, client, etc. to make sure that the every gift fulfills both the...

Duration:00:21:04

The Evolution of Virtual and Hybrid Events

10/29/2020
In this episode we discuss the evolution of virtual and hybrid events with our guests Peter Gentile, VP of Sales at OVATION and Carolyn Waldron-Parr, Executive Video Producer at OVATION. Since virtual events took the forefront earlier this year, our guests have learned a lot through their personal experiences and joined us to share their learnings. We touch on topics about how technology has evolved and changed since that time, new audience expectations they are seeing, and they share their...

Duration:00:25:53

The Importance of Personalization In Event Marketing | Zoe Fernandez & Jaclyn Sass

10/22/2020
Today’s episode is all about bringing a more people-centric approach to your event marketing. We’re joined by Zoe Fernandez and Jaclyn Sass, two leading members of the team at Merkle that put on Merkle’s annual executive summit, global client summit, and other incredible events. A big part of Zoe and Jaclyn’s mission is to change the perception of women in the industry while elevating the perception of events from logistical and administrative support to one of administrative excellence....

Duration:00:29:32

Working Parents

10/8/2020
In this episode we are joined by Sarah Peck, Executive Director of Startup Parent. Sarah shares her story with us and company's mission to help reinvent work and parenthood. Tune in to also hear some useful tips on how to deliver more engaging virtual meetings and avoid the fatigue we all feel after a long day of video calls. Resources Mentioned in the Episde: * Startup Parent webpage (www.startupparent.com) * The Wise Women's Council (http://startupparent.com/wwc) * Starup Parent podcast...

Duration:00:28:54

Hotel Perspective: Reopening Safely

10/1/2020
For this episode, we talked to Martha Austin from Playa Hotels & Resorts about how they are handling re-opening safely. Martha shared with us how Playa Hotels & Resorts is using their health and safety programs to ensure everyone can comfortably and safely travel to their destinations again. Tune in to hear Martha share the many ways they are keeping guests safe.

Duration:00:27:27

The Making of Successful Virtual Events

9/24/2020
In this episode, we sat down and talked to Steve Shultz about how the Lincoln Financial Group was able to quickly pivot their in-person events to successful virtual experiences. Steve shares how his team and himself had to think outside the box and take on new roles to be able to successfully navigate putting on virtual events. Tune in to hear more of Steve's story and his tips for having great virtual events!

Duration:00:31:53

Power of the Events Industry

9/10/2020
Alexis and Emma from ConnectSeven Group in Canada talk to us about their involvement with British Columbia’s reopening plan in the events industry. They also come with some valuable insights into what we can do to still be sustainable at events while being sensitive to new requirements. Hear their thoughts related to some of the signs or metrics that we can look out for to track progress and ensure we are moving in the right direction with the reopening. They also shared their perspective on...

Duration:00:32:56

Winner's Circle: Behind the Curtain

8/25/2020
In this special episode, Brooke and Cody sit down with some of the winners of the Cvent Excellence Awards right after the virtual ceremony. Listen in to hear all their tips and tricks and how they became Cvent winners.

Duration:00:22:33

We're Good To Go: UK

8/19/2020
Today, Brooke and Cody sat down with Leila Heller, Meetings and Incentives Director, North America at VisitBritain/MeetEngland, and Caroline Phelan, Meetings and Incentive Senior Manager Europe, to talk to us about how the UK is preparing to safely welcome back visitors and events. They share their insights on the impact they think the current pandemic will have on the industry both in the short term and long term for the UK. They also share some really creative ideas that UK restaurants and...

Duration:00:33:23

Behind the Scenes: Planet IMEX

8/12/2020
For event professionals, IMEX is a familiar name. IMEX is an industry-leading exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, events and considered the heartbeat of the global business events community. Their two tradeshows have been running annually for almost two decades in Frankfurt and Las Vegas. In this episode, Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, talks to us about how their virtual event, Planet IMEX, went. She also shares insights on how IMEX made the decision to pivot to virtual and their...

Duration:00:19:51

Virtual Events: Integrations & Engagement Strategies

8/5/2020
With Virtual events being so prominent, many event planners have questions about integrating different platforms and their respective benefits. Lori Wildman, Senior Marketing Manager at DMA - DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. talks to us about her experience with moving her events to a virtual platform and how using different systems helps for one end goal. She also shares her views on how beneficial it is to use a virtual MC, other engagement strategies, and shares some alternative...

Duration:00:19:52

Reopening Strategies & Sustainability at Live Events

7/28/2020
From traveling to eating meals at in-person events, the current pandemic has impacted everything. Lou Marrocco, President of Brandywine Events, talks to Brooke and Cody and offers us some guidance on reopening strategies as we begin to consider in-person events again. In this episode, he shares what steps event-planners and hoteliers can take to not let fear or anxiety impact reopening plans. He also discusses different options that planners have to be sensitive to COVID19 while also keeping...

Duration:00:25:45

Incentive Experience Events: Present & Future

7/22/2020
With our current environment, several companies are taking preventative measures to limit exposure to employees, so what is the future of incentive meetings? Tahira Endean, Head of Events at SITE Global, talks to us about the state of incentive experiences for top performers. Hear her unique perspective on how companies can still keep incentive events alive during these times and how we can continue to provide that red carpet experience people have come to expect. Listen in to hear how...

Duration:00:35:24

State of International Conventions

7/8/2020
The world has changed the way it operates and that includes how event planners need to think while working on international conventions. In this episode, Shawn Cheng, Project Manager at MCI and president of PCMA’s Canada West Chapter, shares his thoughts on the few things that international conventions are facing. You will hear more about the main reasons people attend conferences and how they need to be re-designed to work in the present scenario. He also talks about using gamification...

Duration:00:26:11

Messaging & Communication Strategies

7/1/2020
We know recovery is inevitable and live events will eventually resume and there are a lot of questions. Will you be able to build the same kind of relationship in the virtual environment? How can planners maximize attendance and engagement on the rebound? How social distancing will impact events? How should planners build value to justify the cost once we go back to live events? and so on. We all have questions. In this episode Brendan Dell, Founder and President of B2H, shares his thoughts...

Duration:00:24:18

Diversity and Inclusion in All Events

6/26/2020
With Pride month in full swing, we invited Michael Newton, Team Lead of Europe Account Management with Cvent, back to the podcast to talk about diversity and inclusion and why it is so important for planners to be conscious of this while planning events. Michael not only has a wealth of knowledge but also as a subject matter expert, he shares his thoughts and ideas on how companies can get started with initiatives around diversity and inclusion. Listen in to hear his thoughts on launching...

Duration:00:39:23

Future of Corporate Travel

6/24/2020
We all know that recovery is on the horizon and corporate travel will eventually resume, but not without some changes. Best practices and safety measures will be part of our lives and it will help in evolving corporate travel. In this episode we talk about how as travelers we will be responsible to make travel not only safe, but a success in the new world. Timothy Jones, Director of Corporate Travel at Cvent joins Brooke and Cody and shares some predictions about the phased approach on the...

Duration:00:34:09

International Perspective: Precautions & Strategies

6/22/2020
Ever wonder what industry leaders of other countries are doing in the current situation? In this episode we talk through what they are doing to show that London will be a safe destination to go back to and also hear about visiting London virtually and everything it has to offer. Tracy also shares a 3-phase approach to getting back to “normal” and how working with government leaders has better prepared them for the current situation. As a special bonus, listen in to hear more about Cvent...

Duration:00:23:05

Maintaining a Work-Life Balance

6/19/2020
The transition from working in the office to working from home with all your family members happened so quickly in our lives. As we continue working from home some of us still find it difficult to maintain that much required work-life balance. We know it is hard to stay focused when we have all been home longer than we would like. In this episode we are joined by Stephen Carroll, Senior Director, Partnerships & Corporate Marketing at Cvent and his spouse Bernadette J. Carroll, Founder, and...

Duration:00:29:43

Time to Shine: Start Now

6/17/2020
These are unprecedented times and ON24 is trying to do their part to bring us into the new normal. Listen as Cheri Keith, Director of Strategy and Research at ON24, talks about some great insights from their annual benchmark report, such as the changes in ideal dates and times for webinars in recent weeks. She also talks about how webinars are still thriving with virtual events being the point of focus during these times. She also shares what changes might be required from an event marketing...

Duration:00:24:10