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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 30, 2018

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Frank Supovitz

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Frank Supovitz, president of Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment and former senior vice president of events for the N.F.L. Supovitz shares the production logistics behind the Super Bowl, from initial planning four years before the actual game to what it’s like inside the control room on game day. He also dives into the challenges of planning such a massive event, sharing stories—and lessons learned—from the infamous Super Bowl blackout of 2013, as well as the importance of public safety and how he learned to delegate duties to 10,000 staffers. Finally, Supovitz tells us about his first event-industry job—as a 15-year-old usher at Radio City Music Hall—and the lessons he learned about crowd control and communication that he still uses today.