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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.

Jan 7, 2020

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Amanda Ma

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler and editor in chief Beth Kormanik hear from Amanda Ma, the Taiwanese-American C.E.O. of Innovate Marketing Group in Pasadena, California. Ma shares how to accommodate a multicultural audience at events, focusing particularly on Chinese and other Asian cultures. She dives into tips for handling language barriers, food preparation, holidays of note, and more. She also shares the numbers, colors, gifts, and event layouts that should be embraced—or avoided—at Asian-focused gatherings; important differences between Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Japanese cultures; unique ways to incorporate authentic food and entertainment; business customs in various cultures; and much more. This is the start of an ongoing series on cultural nuances and protocol for event organizers.

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