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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.

May 23, 2016

Host: Audrey Gallien. Guests: David Adler, Mark Cooper, Tessa Horovitz, and Chris Kelly

Who is the ultimate experience creator—the conference center or the planner? In this episode of GatherGeeks, join David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, for “Cocktails with David” as he sits down with three of the most innovative players in the conference center business. Live from the International Association of Conference Centres (I.A.C.C.), David is joined by Chris Kelly, president and co-founder of Convene; Tessa Horovitz, director of Chateauform; and Mark Cooper, C.E.O. of I.A.C.C., to talk about cultivating group culture, the rule of “ask and engage, not show and tell,” how R.O.I. is an experiential feeling, why we can’t blame millennials for not paying attention to boring meetings, and more.

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