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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 1, 2018

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Sarah Shewey

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Sarah Shewey, the founder and C.E.O. of Happily—a nationwide network of freelance event producers who specialize in day-of operations. Shewey dives into her perspective on the future of the industry, including how technology such as AI gives people the time to become more creative. She also discusses the biggest mistakes she sees on event day, the quiz she gives every event producer, why proper execution is so crucial, and how brands and hosts can generate positive feelings in guests. Finally, Shewey takes us behind the scenes of her upcoming EXP conference for event organizers.

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Running time 36:27.