Aug 15, 2015
Hosts: Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger Guests: Robert Neubert, Carla Ruben, Lee Brian Schrager, and Anna Sekula
Food is no longer an afterthought; it’s essential to crafting an entertaining and engaging live experience, whether it’s a private dinner for 50 people or a conference for 5,000 people. And with more health-conscious, food-savvy guests comes the need for event and meeting professionals to focus on what's being served and how. In this episode, hosts Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger chat with industry veterans—Southern Wine & Spirits of America vice president of corporate communications and national events Lee Brian Schrager; Creative Edge Parties president and creative director Carla Ruben; the Hilton Chicago’s director of catering sales, Robert Neubert; and BizBash editor in chief Anna Sekula—to find out why expectations have changed and how caterers, venues, organizers, and hosts are collaborating to align catering with event messaging. Tahira Endean, QuickMobile’s manager of events, makes a special appearance, offering her thoughts on the food and beverage options at this year’s MPI World Education Congress in San Francisco. Gallien and Krueger also cover what’s in the news, including Olympics and Special Olympics updates, Miley Cyrus as the host of MTV’s Video Music Awards, Facebook and Twitter’s eye on the event industry, and new investments in event technology companies, as well as what’s in and out on the Fresh List.
Download or subscribe to the show at bizbash.com/gathergeeks Running time 56:26