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Royals & Relationships

May 10th, 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: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

 

CULTURE DIVIDE

Regional museums face cuts while those in the capital get the most funding 

 

KEEN TO NETWORK, SCARED TO GO

A study reveals the networking habits of different generations

 

ARE THE ROYALS GOOD FOR THE EVENTS INDUSTRY?

 

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

 

[00:19:10] 7 Minutes With... Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group

 

Edward Poland sits down with Carina Bauer for 7 minutes of quick questions. 

Carina entered the meetings industry in 2002 as the Marketing and Operations Director for IMEX in Frankfurt as part of the original launch team for the exhibition. Following the expansion of the IMEX brand into America in 2009, Carina was appointed CEO of the IMEX Group.

Throughout her career, Carina has been an active member of the meetings industry. She was Chair of the Marketing Committee for MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference, London (2008), has served on the Board of the MPI UK Chapter, the MPI International Multicultural Committee and on PCMA’s Global and Advocacy Taskforces. She is currently President-Elect for the SITE International Foundation and a Director of the Meetings Industry Fund.

 

[00:28:24] Venue Talk

Jake Lewis, Head of the Venue Expert Team at Hire Space and Venue Expert Kate Deedman sit down to discuss 2 exciting new venues opening in London this year along with a little bit of Menu Talk.

Magazine

 

Vinegar Yard

 

Pre-Register for EventLAB 2019

We are excited to announce EventLAB 2019 Registrations will be opening 3rd June, exclusively for Pre-Registered delegates. To get your hands on exclusive discounts, prizes and early access to top content now is the time to register your interest in attending.

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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 

Recognise & Communicate

April 26th, 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: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group

Guest: Laura Capell-Abra, founder of No More Ifs or Buts

 

 

SUSTAINABILITY

What Actionable Steps Does The Industry Need to Take? 

 

MODERN ORATORS

Who are the best speakers our panellists have seen at events?

 

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

 

[00:21:12] How to be Recognised

 

George sits down with Paul F Warriner, the author of The Recognition Book. With over 15 years of experience training people to be their best, Paul shares his advice for standing out and getting the recognition you deserve.

 

[00:35:30] Internal Project Communications For More Efficient Event Planning

Jenni Field, Director of Redefining Communications shares her advice for events organisers on improving your project communications for better event planning.

 

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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 
 

Bonus: Tasting Alcoholic Confectionary with Smith and Sinclair

April 12th, 2019

A bonus recording of Benjamin's tasting session with Emile and Grace from Smith and Sinclair

Alcohol and confectionery innovators and multi-sensorial experiential events experts. In a nutshell: Willy Wonka for grown-ups.

Edible fragrances, flaming essence, cocktail fizz, Alcoholic gummies and a gin dipper. Smith and Sinclair deliver delicious flavours in ways guaranteed to spark wonder and joy.

Projects & Play

April 12th, 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: 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group

  

Boycotting the Dorchester Collection

How has the Events Industry responded to Brunei's persecution of LGBT people?

 

Silent isn't Enough

Should phones be banned from meetings? 

 

900 Million Votes

What can the Events Industry learn from the logistics of the Indian Election?

 

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

 

[00:16:45] Practical Tips For Project Management 

 

George sits down with Fergus O'Connell, the author of The Project Management Book. One of the world's leading authorities on project management, Fergus shares his common sense advice for managing a successful project.

 

[00:31:50] Smith and Sinclair: A Story of Adult Play

Benjamin Edmonds from the Hire Space team is joined by Emile Bernard, Co-Founder & Head of Innovation, and Grace Bryan, Head of Events & Brand Partnerships at Smith & Sinclair. They share the story of Smith and Sinclair's beginning and how they've encouraged a culture of innovation.

 

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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 

Recruit & Retain

March 29th, 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: 

 

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group

 

  

THE END OF CHANGE

What does a cashless society mean for the events sector?

 

NOT WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN

Is the Events Industry at risk of Food Fraud? 

 

MORE MUSIC FOR THE EAST END

Plans for a major new music venue unveiled

 

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

 

[00:18:32] Recruiting in the Events World With Core Recruitment 

 

Pippa Bradley-Dixon, Head of Food Service and Lucia Raru Head of Venues and Events from Corecruitment join George to give a behind the look at the evens job market.

Corecruitment specialise in the Hospitality, Catering, Leisure, Retail, Food Management and Service Industry sectors. 

 

[00:31:20] Retaining and Nurturing Talent in Events

 Recorded live from a panel at EventLAB 2018, Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News hosts a discussion all about how to keep the people at your company happy, healthy and successful over a long career. On the panel we have:

Natalie Davies, Event Project Manager at ITV Experiences

Gillian Kiamil, Venue Director at Olympia London

 

 

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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 

Learning & Leadership

March 15th, 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: 

 

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Samme AllenConference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

  

THE EVENTS INDUSTRY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

But is it doing enough?

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

The answer to the industry's need for talent? 

 

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

 

 

[00:15:40] 7 Minutes With... Debra Ward 

 

Ed sits down with Deborah Ward, the Managing Director of Camm & Hooper 7 Minutes With… will feature high-profile members of the Events Industry as we find out more about them, the insight they have to share and their advice for succeeding in the Industry. All, in 7 Minutes.

Debra was named the 2015 Women of Achievement winner by Women in the City, and one of the top 10 people in Facilities Management by RICs. Her international career is dedicated to service excellence, and she has a proven track record for building, operating and rescuing businesses.

With a strong academic background with an MBA, ADP and Diploma in Executive coaching. Debra has held various managerial roles in the food and hotel management industry and was the Chair of Women in FM in the UK between 2013-2014. She has an international background, having worked in six countries on three continents, and previously led her own company, Live Love Learn for seven years as a service and organisational change consultant and executive within the hospitality and facilities industries.

 

[00:23:56] What You Need to be a Modern Leader

 

Mark Leruste, Founder and Host of The Unconventionalists joins George in the studio as he shares his wisdom on what it means to be a modern leader, following on from his powerful talk at EventLAB 2018.

Check out Mark's own podcast The Unconventionalists with Mark Leruste

 

Hire Space Presents Smiths of Smith Field x Mark Leruste

As part of our ‘Hire Space Presents’ series of events, designed to showcase some of London’s top venues and hospitality, we will be hosting a networking drinks reception and party on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019.

The evening will feature a short speech from a motivational speaker on the topic of ‘The Secret Weapon To High Performing Event Project Teams’ followed by drinks, canapes and a DJ into the evening.

 

 

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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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Events & Engagement

March 1st, 2019

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[00:00:58] 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 formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

and Special Guest

Natalie Davies, Event Project Manager at ITV Experiences

 

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FYRE FEST 

JA Rule Considers Fyre Fest 2.0 

 

LOVE AND CONFERENCES

1 in 7 people have found love at a B2B event

 

QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE

What is the biggest change you've seen in the events world?

 

What practical steps can London and the UK take to make sure it remains a global events

destination whatever happens in the next year and beyond?

 

Want to ask the podcast a question? Look out for our post asking for questions on the Hire Space LinkedIn or tweet us at @EventLAB_Online and use the #AskAnEventProf.  

 

[00:21:00] The Internet of Things and Smart Devices: A Fireside Chat

At EventLAB 2018, Kevin Jackson sat down with Lauren Perkins, founder of Perks Consulting, to chat about just what the Internet of things is and what it means for anyone planning to implement them in their events.

 

[00:33:46] Cost-Effective Ways to Personalise the Live Event and Surprise Your Audience: Highlights from the EventLAB Series Panel Discussion.

Hosted at LABS Camden House, our first EventLAB Series of the year brought together events professionals for a panel discussion followed by an evening of entertainment.  

MEET THE PANEL

Moderator: Tom Hall, Editor, Access All Areas

Charlotte Gentry, Founder & CEO, Pure Events

Sarah Shilling, CMO, Unlimited Group

Celine Khor, Head of Brand Experience, John Doe Communications

Mark Forrest, Art Director, The Department

 

For more on this event, you can read our full summary.

 

 

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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 

 

Creativity & Clients

February 15th, 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 formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

and Special Guest

Julian Saipe, former Owner of Zafferano 

 

THE MYTH MILLENIAL 

Is it fair to keep pigeonholing this generation?

 

 

QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE

With more money being invested in digital marketing, how important is it for brands to invest into events to create seamless online/offline experiences for their customers?

What’s your number one challenge when pitching for new business and do you think that creativity has a price challenge?

What's the worst thing you've seen go wrong at an event?

 

Want to ask the podcast a question? Look out for our post asking for questions on the Hire Space LinkedIn or tweet us at @EventLAB_Online and use the #AskAnEventProf.  

 

How Tech is Changing the Way Audiences Engage with Events

Mike Piddock, the CEO and Founder of Glisser joins George Barker and Felicity Cator from EventLAB to chat about the future of audience engagement and how  

 

 

Valentines Special: Building Better Client Relationships 

 

Benjamin Edmonds sits down with Eleni Mesala, the Events & Sales Manager at LABS to chat about key tips for building better, longer-term and more valuable relationships in business.

 

 

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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 

Gatherings & Gatsby

February 1st, 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 Allen, Conference & Events Facilitator, Moderator and MC

Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News

 

 

THE WORLD'S LARGEST GATHERING OF HUMANITY

The Hindu Festival of Kumbh Mela is underway

 

£288M FOR  A CONCERT HALL

What’s does London Need to do to be a 21st Century city of Culture?

 

THE REDEVELOPMENT OF EARL'S COURT

What does this mean for the West London Community?

 

HOLDING ON TO TALENT

Is the Industry Doing its best to nurture and retain talent? 

 

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

 

Venue Talk

 

Nathan Marks and Joe McGarrigle, Venue Experts from the Hire Space team, sit down in the studio to share two new and exciting venues with you.

 

Manhattan Loft Gardens

A complete social hub, marrying expansive Loft apartments, a design hotel and three verdant sky gardens within a spectacular, double-cantilevered skyscraper.

 

Ennismore Sessions House

A grand Grade II* listed building that spurs your best creative thinking. It’s an innovative meetings and events space to amplify any occasion.

 

A Chat With The Business Design Centre 

 

Kate Simpson, Marketing Director, and Lowrie Jones, Conference Executive at The Business Design Centre sit down with Benjamin Edmonds, the Head of Promotions at Hire Space for a chat about their amazing venue and a rather exciting announcement.

 

 

Follow EventLAB 

We have our first event coming up in February:

 

Cost-Effective Ways To Personalise The Live Event and Suprise Your Audience

 

To register for tickets to the event go to eventlab.online

 

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 

Tech & Trends

January 18th, 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: 

Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events

Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space

Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group

and special guest:

Nicola Macdonald, Editor of Exhibition News

 

Fyre

Netflix's New Documentary Looks Behind the Scenes at the Il Fated Festival

 

Smart Mirrors and Bleeding Vegan Burgers

What Tech Unveiled at CES might the Events Industry Adopt? 

 

Confidence in the Face of Brexit

How is the Events Industry feeling ahead of the UK's scheduled exit from the EU? 

 

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

 

Event Media for 2019

 

 

We talk to London Filmed to get their insight into what people should be thinking about when it comes to event media strategies in 2019- as Tom Mahon, their Business Director joins us in the Studio. From live streaming to film and photography, London Filmed are the masters of event media and their packages are ideal for increasing event engagement.

 

Tech Trends for 2019 

 

Sanj Surati, the founder of Tiger Heart shares his advice and thoughts on trends for 2019 along with excellent advice on how to properly integrate new tech into your marketing and event strategies. 

 

Follow EventLAB 

Continuing EventLAB’s focus on Engagement, Innovation and Technology, we have our first event coming up in February:

 

Cost-Effective Ways To Personalise The Live Event and Suprise Your Audience

 

To register for tickets to the event go to eventlab.online

 

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

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