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Social & Shuffle

October 11th, 2019

News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Phoebe Cherry, Former MD of Smart Live and Founder of Phoebe Cherry Consulting

Martin FullardEditor of Conference News

 

THE PURCHASE OF THOMAS COOK BY HAYS

The QEII CENTRE HAS RECORDED ITS HIGHEST-EVER NET ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK

COULD SAUDI ARABIA BE THE NEXT BIG DESTINATION FOR EVENTS

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

Interview with Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis Keynote Speaker in Digital Marketing and Social Media & Content Marketing Trainer is on the show to talk to us about his career and how events professionals can stay ahead with social media and content

 

Venue Talk

Nathan Marks and jake Lewis from the Hire Space Venue Expert team get together to discuss two new venues.

Morton Society

Electric Shuffle

 

Register for EventLAB 2019

Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals.

Tickets include:

Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days

1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop

Interactive activities and networking

Giveaways and prizes

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: 'Party People' by Oliver Morris

Planning & Plants

September 27th, 2019

News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group

 

Why hotels developers are turning to event professionals to design their spaces

 

Dirty Crime: £1 million solid 18k gold toilet stolen from English palace

 

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

Live Availability

Will Swannell Co-Founder and Cheif executive of Hire Space joins Joe to talk about Live Availability. A new system for booking events that make the entire process faster by implementing new technology.

You can find out more about Live Availability by emailing venues@hirespace.com.

 

Venue Talk

Joe joins Nathan from the Hire Space Venue Expert team as they chat about two new and exciting London London.

The Hoxton, Southwark

Blame Gloria 

 

 

Register for EventLAB 2019

Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals.

Tickets include:

Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days

1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop

Interactive activities and networking

Giveaways and prizes

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: 'Party People' by Oliver Morris

EVCOM & Evolution

August 30th, 2019

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EVCOM

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space, sits down with News Digest regular, Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events, to discuss her appointment to the EVCOM board.

 

Venue Talk

George joins Joe from the Hire Space Venue Expert team as they chat about two new and exciting venues opening up soon in London.

The Secret River Garden

Mama Shelter

 

Networking in a Digital Age

Alexandra Galviz, Co-Founder of Linkedin Local, shares her story and how you can transform you digital contacts into offline relationships along with essential tips for online networking at her talk recorded live on the Conference Stage at EventLAB 2018.

 

 

 

Register for EventLAB 2019

Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals.

Tickets include:

Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days

1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop

Interactive activities and networking

Giveaways and prizes

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 

Megabits & Moderators

August 16th, 2019

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News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

 

SUNSHINE AND STORM CLOUDS

Weather extremes prove a problem for the events industry

 

PROVING YOUR WORTH

Are events falling behind when it comes to measuring ROI? 

 

SHOW ME YOUR EVENTS FACE

Should the events industry be championing facial recognition tech?

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

Setting a Standard for WiFi at Events

Caleb Parker, Founder & CEO of BOLD and host of Future in 15 joins George to talk through the issue surrounding Wifi at events. Should there be an industry standard for events and who is responsible for meeting it?

 

An MC's Guide to Events

Samme Allen, MC and News Digest regular shares her advice for events professionals gathered from her first year as an MC. If you're organising an event with an MC then Samme has loads of great tips for getting the most out of them and enhancing the experience for your guests.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

ROI 

HBAA

MPI 

ETC Venues

 

Register for EventLAB 2019

Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals.

Tickets include:

Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days

1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop

Interactive activities and networking

Giveaways and prizes

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 

Cheese & Cultures

August 2nd, 2019

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News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Julian Saipe, Ex-Director of Zafferano

 

VEGETARIAN AS STANDARD

Should guests need to opt into meat?

 

HOW IS THE TREND TOWARDS VEGETARIANISM AFFECTING OUR FOOD CHOICES?

 

BLAZING A TRAIL

Would the events world be the first industry to benefit if marijuana was legalised in the UK?

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

The Case for British Cheese at Events

Francis Gimblett joins George to talk about his campaign to get the events world to raise their cheese game and support more local British artisan Cheesemakers. You can follow Francis and his #Campaignforbritishcheese on Instagram @FrancisGimblett.

 

Organising Events in the Developing World

Harriet Glover shares her events advice as Head of Events for an international non-profit. With over 9 years of experience hosting events around the globe, Harriet talks to George about the lessons shes learned and the challenges she's faced.

 

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Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 
 

Blogging & Beyond

July 19th, 2019

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News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

 

THERESA MAY'S HOLIDAY PLANS

Finally, a government deal that recognises the Events Industry?

 

SHUTTING THE DOOR ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

What will EU migration restrictions look like post Brexit?

 

THE CITY WITH A SENSIBLE BEDTIME

Mayor of London Responds to Nightime Commission Advice

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

7 Minutes With... Amanda Thurlow

Amanda Thurlow, Engagement Manager at the ACCA and well known UK event industry blogger and content creator joins us to chat about the industry, all in 7 minutes.

 

Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement and Event Project Results

EventLAB welcomed 30 events professionals into the distinguished Lee Library and its adjoining Reading Room at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace overlooking the Mall and St James’s Park. After a vibrant and healthy breakfast courtesy of Searcys catering, our guests settled into their seats for a workshop hosted by Kate Kassar, Director & Alice Hancock, Senior Event Manager at BEYOND.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

CN 30 Under 30

Evcom

 

Enter the Hire Space Awards

 

Register for EventLAB 2019

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 
 

Sustainability Special

July 5th, 2019

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Sustainability: Do Clients and Customers Really Care?

Recorded live at EventLAB 2018, the panel brings together three events professionals with different backgrounds to discuss the practicalities of running sustainable events.

Moderator:

Nicola Macdonald, Editor of Exhibition News

On the Panel:

Rick Stainton, Chief Executive, Smyle

Michelle Lanaway, Manager, Bridge 5 Mill

Steven Wade, Conference Producer, IR Magazine

 

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Are you a Superstar Events Organiser? - Enter the Hire Space Awards

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 

Songs & Security

June 21st, 2019

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News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Ken Kelling, Associate Director at Davies Tanner

 

AN ETON MESS

How could the leadership debates have been better organised?

 

THE WISDOM OF YOUTH?

Should there be more millennials on advisory boards?

 

THE DANGER OF COMPLACENCY

Ex-Police Chiefs warns of the lack of proper venue security

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

7 Minutes With... Nicola Roodt

Nicola Roodt, Business Development Manager at the Pure Events joins us on the podcast to chat about life in the events agency world, cocktails and more, all in 7 minutes.

 

Smells Like Team Spirit

Sam McNeil, General Manager for UK/Europ at Song Division joins us to discuss how they bring teams together through music. Song Division specialises in personal music experiences designed for teambuilding and entertainment at corporate events.

London Zoo
ArcelorMittal Orbit
The Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
BMA House
Lumiere London
Science Museum
Lord's Cricket Ground
Hawker House
Somerset House
HMS Belfast
The Barbican

 

Register for EventLAB 2019

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 

Politics & Sponsors

June 7th, 2019

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News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group

Johnny Gentry, Dachshund

 

A US-UK TRADE DEAL IS ON THE HORIZON

What are the differences between the US and UK events markets?

 

POLITICALLY AGNOSTIC?

What are the leanings of the UK events industry?

 

CROUCHFEST 2019

Peter Crouch announces plans for his music festival

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

7 Minutes With... Glenn Mainwaring

Glenn Mainwaring, Business Development Manager at the Barbican Centre and contestant in season 3 of SAS Who Dares Wins returns to the podcast for a quickfire interview. From favourite canapes to mental health and sales tip, Glenn shares his experiences of the events world.

 

How to Find Sponsors for Your Event 

Kieran Morris, Sponsorship Director at Slingshot Sponsorship joins us to share some expert advice for event organisers. How to find and approach the right sponsors and how to grow the relationship year on year.

 

EventLAB Series: Proven Techniques To Enhance Stakeholder Engagement And Improve Event Project Results

Our workshops are designed to offer fresh inspiration and strategic insight from event industry influencers. Meet your event objectives, stay on top of best practice, discover new innovation and keep ahead of the game.

Register to Attend

 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 

Sales & Signs

May 24th, 2019

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[00:00:00] News Digest

The News Digest is a roundup of the latest talking points in the events industry designed to keep you up to date and get you involved in the discussion. Leading the debate this episode, we have: 

George Barker, Digital Content Executive at Hire Space

Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

 

TWO-THIRDS OF TRAVELLERS PREFER MACHINES WHEN BOOKING AIR TRAVEL

How long before the whole industry follows suit? 

 

THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK AS JAMIE'S ITALIAN GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION

Are people losing their appetite for chain restaurants?

 

HAS SAN FRANCISCO BANNED FACIAL RECOGNITION AT EVENTS?

Does the industry need another conversation about digital privacy?

 

Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  

 

[00:21:20] 7 Minutes With... Mia Butler, Director, Pistachio View

George Barker sits down with Mia Butler for 7 minutes of quickfire questions. 

Mia is the Director of Pistachio View, a video marketing tool. Mia has many years experience in the events industry including working as a sales professional at the Meetings Industry Association.

 

[00:28:46] Key Tips For the Modern Event Salesperson

 

Ed Currer, Creative Director at Vinyl Impressions, explores the modern face of sales in the Events industry. Including tips on how video can help you make a personal connection with your clients.

 

Mentioned in the Episode

IMEX Frankfurt

Agency Directors Forum

Schloss Hotel Kronberg

BombBomb - Video Emails

 

Enter the Hire Space Awards

The Hire Space Awards celebrate the best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard-working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event bookers from across the UK.

Discover the Awards Categories Here 

Follow EventLAB

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram

If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss, you're opening a new venue or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com

 

Music: www.bensound.com 
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