#150 Helen Bassett: The Power of a Story
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
2d ago
Helen Bassett is senior vice president of Live and Events for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal. Working hand-in-hand with the Wall Street Journal’s newsroom helps Bassett and her team identify what, and who, are making the biggest waves regarding how we live, work, and play.  We discussed the upcoming the sixth iteration of the Future of Everything Festival, an event where industries, innovators, and ideas intersect. It's three days of concurrent sessions and experiences happening on multiple stages, with this year's focus on key issues around mobility, artificial ..read more
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#149 Timothy Glanzer: Elevating by Example
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
1w ago
Timothy Glanzer, CMP, is the founder and CEO of Elevated Meeting Solutions. A former banker, he spent three decades working in various MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas before founding his company. A full-service meetings and events company, Elevated helps with sourcing and planning gatherings for as few as 25 to around 180,000 who gather in Las Vegas for CES, the world’s largest tech event. Las Vegas as an Events Destination Based in Las Vegas, Glanzer has watched the city grow into a sports and entertainment capital, including being the main stage for Super Bo ..read more
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#147 Gregg Talley: Building Human Connection and Communities
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
3w ago
Not many can say they grew up in the events industry, but Gregg Talley can. He has been at it for more than four decades. Gregg H. Talley is the chief executive officer of Talley Management Group, an association and event management firm that works with U.S. national global associations. Talley also has an affiliated association and event management firm in Africa. With a degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in International Relations, he utilizes those skills to manage and consult with national and international organizations and boards. Talley has personally managed ..read more
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#146 Joe Rivers: Venturing Beyond Boundaries
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
1M ago
Joe Rivers is the director of experiences and partnerships for Czarnowski Collective, a group of studios that have come together to provide event production, fabrication, and trade show agency services. Rivers discusses his journey as an event professional, starting as a brand ambassador and tour manager before transitioning into business development. He emphasizes the importance of experiential marketing and the value it brings to brands and agencies. Rivers also talks about event planning, production, and execution and the importance of engaging all five senses in experiential activations. H ..read more
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#145 Visit Phoenix: Driving Economic Growth Through Storytelling
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by Skift Meetings
1M ago
Visit Phoenix is redefining its role in the community. It is positioning itself as a key player in economic development through strategic storytelling and event management. Lorne Edwards, chief sales officer at Visit Phoenix, highlighted the organization's commitment to driving visitation and showcasing Phoenix's unique cultural narrative. Behind the Scenes of the Super Bowl Hosting the Super Bowl required extensive preparation behind the scenes, making it the standout experience for the Visit Phoenix team. Edwards recounted the emotional impact and pride of executing such a prestigious global ..read more
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#144 Rob Adams: People, Moments and Memories
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
1M ago
Rob Adams, the CEO and owner of Bishop-McCann, has a storied career that took a dramatic turn from a 12-year stint at tech giant Microsoft to the helm of a premier events company. Adams' transformation journey reveals some profound insights he's gathered along the way. From the simple yet profound mission of creating joy to savoring unique experiences and benefiting from the mindset shift of younger generations, Adams sees a bright future for the meetings industry. From Tech to Events Adams started his career in events with a remarkable transition from a 12-year tenure at Microsoft. Adams enli ..read more
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#144 Rob Adams - People, Moments and Memories
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
1M ago
Rob Adams, the CEO and owner of Bishop-McCann, has a storied career that took a dramatic turn from a 12-year stint at tech giant Microsoft to the helm of a premier events company. Adams' transformation journey reveals some profound insights he's gathered along the way. From the simple yet profound mission of creating joy to savoring unique experiences and benefiting from the mindset shift of younger generations, Adams sees a bright future for the meetings industry. From Tech to Events Adams started his career in events with a remarkable transition from a 12-year tenure at Microsoft. Adams enli ..read more
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#143 Gianna Gaudini: The Art of Event Planning
Event Manager Podcast
by Skift Meetings
1M ago
What does it take to thrive in the high-stakes realm of event planning? Gianna Gaudini, a seasoned event strategist with a dazzling track record, divulges her insider knowledge on steering a purposeful career course, educating the next wave of event maestros, and why a sommelier certification could be more useful than you'd think. It's not all spreadsheets and venue bookings; Gaudini argues that self-preservation isn't just a buzzword — it's a business strategy. She makes the case that in the fast-paced world of events, personal well-being is not just beneficial but crucial for long-term succe ..read more
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#141 Nicola Kastner: The Event Strategist with Intention
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by Skift Meetings
1M ago
Nicola Kastner is one of the rare people who intentionally entered the events industry. The founder of The Event Strategist, a boutique consultancy firm, she helps her clients optimize their event experiences to drive bottom-line results. Before creating The Event Strategist, Kastner was the global vice president of event marketing strategy for SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software. She recently discussed the importance of data in event strategy with Skift Meetings at the Future of the Events Industry 2024 virtual summit. Light Bulb Moment Kastner studied hospitality at ..read more
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#142 Kinsey Fabrizio: The New Face of Consumer Technology
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by Skift Meetings
2M ago
Last month, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) made waves in the events industry with the elevation of Kinsey Fabrizio as president. She joins longtime CEO Gary Shapiro at the helm of CTA, which owns and produces CES, following a meteoric rise over the past fifteen years.  Her journey with CTA began in 2008 when she joined the membership department. She ascended through the ranks learning the ins and outs of the organization. CES is iconic. Its 2024 iteration included 138,000 attendees and 4,300 exhibitors from 161 countries. Fabrizio started in the industry working for Smithb ..read more
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