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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.

Sep 4, 2018

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik

Guest: Christie Cook

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Christie Cook of Art of Motion Events in Durham, North Carolina. Cook discusses life as a third-party planner in a smaller market, including why meeting planners may want a small- to mid-size city rather than a major convention market, ways to foster nationwide relationships, the advantages of owning your own inventory, and rules for traveling with clients. She also dives into challenges regarding budget, discussing how planners can be ready to handle tough conversations.

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Running time 44:42.