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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 8, 2017

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Sandy Safi

In this episode of GatherGeeks, Beth Kormanik, executive editor of BizBash, and David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, sit down with Sandy Safi, the director of development for Dîner en Blanc International—massive pop-up dinners that now take place at cities across the globe. Safi shares the origin of the concept, how the event changed after moving from Paris to New York City, and why the night turns every attendee into an event designer. She explains how organizers ensure a good experience for all 170,000 attendees, how they deal with copycat events and weather issues, and what the economic impact is for the local community. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking tips for dealing with logistics-heavy events and other ambitious gatherings.

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Running time 38:15