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Welcome to GatherGeeks, the event industry podcast, where people passionate about the power of live experiences and events come together. Join host David Adler 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.

Dec 4, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Susan Davis

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with Susan Davis, chairman of Washington-based PR and event company Susan Davis International. Davis shares stories from her 35-year career, where she has produced high-profile events and provided public relations counsel to heads of state, worldwide cabinet-level ministers, Fortune 100 C.E.O.s, and more. She also discusses how she planned the opening events for the Museum of the Bible on November 17, and the importance of staying respectful without becoming theme-y. Davis delves into the challenges of planning large public events of national significance, why an event’s messaging is the most important aspect and how it can be carried beyond the physical gathering, the importance of protocol, and what to do immediately after an event. This episode is a must-listen for every planner who wants to learn from an expert on high-profile, public gatherings.

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