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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.

Feb 27, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Philip Dufour

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down with Philip Dufour, the owner of Dufour & Co. and a longtime Washington event planner. Formerly the social secretary to Al Gore—the first social secretary for any Vice President—Dufour reveals how he transitioned to corporate and nonprofit planning after the 2000 presidential election. Dufour shares his philosophy for designing events with powerful guests in attendance, from choosing the best format to making seating arrangements to building in enough time for networking. He also gives his predictions for how President Trump may affect Washington event styles, protocol, and hospitality. This episode is a must-listen for anyone in or out of Washington who wants to learn tricks of the trade from a veteran event planner.

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