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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.

Apr 15, 2016

Hosts: Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger Guests: David Adler, Greg Topalian, Alec Hartman, Marco Giberti

What is there to expect from for-profit show producers? Is the “Comic-Con model” still the best? Live from the annual for-profit C.E.O. show producers’ event in San Diego, Society of Independent Show Organizers (, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sits down for cocktails and conversation with three generations of show organizers to talk about what's next in the industry. Guests Alec Hartman, C.E.O. of TechDay; Greg Topalian, founder of Leftfield Media; and Marco Giberti, founder of Vesuvio Ventures, share the continued value of the face-to-face consumer, how to leverage digital community-building, the cost of event scale relationships, and more.

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