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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.

Oct 26, 2016

Hosts: Brandt Krueger, Audrey Gallien
Guests: David Adler, Beth Kormanik, Todd Fiscus

What’s the actual difference in cost between a perfectly lovely event and an ultra-luxury one? And what does a client get for that money? How does the event professional balance the dreams of the client, the relationship with vendors, and the reality of the event at hand? In this episode, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and executive editor Beth Kormanik sit down with Todd Fiscus, owner and creative director of Todd Events, to talk about his model for pricing events: categorizing them as “lovely,” “luxury,” and “ultra-luxury.” Hosts Brandt Krueger and Audrey Gallien tune in to the conversation as the veteran event designer breaks down the cost of F&B, sets, furniture, entertainment, and more—using real numbers. He also shares why even successful event professionals need to have some lower-budget events in their business mix. Fiscus adds his insights about how the election might affect the industry, and how it’s actually a barometer of the country’s overall fiscal health. This is a must-listen for anyone planning or marketing events.

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