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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.

Jul 10, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Michael Stengel

In this episode of GatherGeeks, Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash, and David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sit down with Michael Stengel, senior vice president of Gaylord Hotels and Convention Strategy for Marriott International. Stengel discusses design trends in convention center hotels, how hotels can show their creativity, and why planners of large meetings and conventions need to lock in their venues early. Stengel shares insights based on decades of management experience, from the importance of taking care of your employees, how general managers can get involved in the local community, and how accommodating part-time employees’ schedules leads to better retention. He also shares details about two Gaylord properties under development, one near Denver and the other near San Diego. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who runs—or works with—a venue or convention center.

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