Everything You Need To Know About CEMA - Episode 117

June 19, 2018

Cema (Corporate Event Marketer Association) is a booming community. With 800 members and growing, CEMA needs to be on your radar. CEMA focuses on relationships and conversations first. This is what allows the organization to continue to thrive and set themselves apart from other associations. If you are looking for an extremely valuable association to become a member of this could be for you!

In this weeks episode of #EventIcons our guests Kimberley Gishler of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association), and Tom Spano of OpenX will be giving you the inside scoop on CEMA. They will talk about how you could become a member and why it is the best association. Our panel will also tackle event sponsorship, the current state of the event industry and so much more!

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Planning Sustainable Events: What You Must Know – Episode 116

June 12, 2018

Events can be super wasteful, from water and energy consumption to food waste there are a lot of areas we can improve upon in terms of planning sustainable events. What does planning sustainable events mean? What do you need to keep in mind when making your event more sustainable? Why should event planners really care? Can you really make a big impact on our world by planning sustainable events? If these questions are spinning through your mind you are in the right place!

In today’s episode our Iconic guests Chance Thompson of Salt Palace Convention Center and Tracy Stuckrath of Thrive! Meetings & Events will guide you through everything you need to know about sustainable thinking at events and how you can implement some simple tactics to create a more sustainable event. If you ever wanted to know more about how to limit food waste at events, shrink your carbon footprint,  or how to have conversations with your venue about sustainability you are in the right place! We will cover this and so much more about sustainable thinking at events below!

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Alternative Event Venues – Think Outside The Ballroom – Episode 115

June 5, 2018

Alternative Event Venues are a huge and growing trend this year. In fact, we listed it as one of our emerging event trends for 2018. Attendees and planners alike are growing tired of the standard meeting spaces and ballrooms. As an industry, we are pushing the boundaries and definition of where events can be held. But how do you find these alternative event venues? What do you have to keep in mind when planning at an alternative venue? Are there really major differences from planning an event at a standard ballroom?

In this episode of #EventIcons our iconic guests Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP of Red Velvet Events and Babs Nijdam of Sequoia Partnership will discuss everything you need to know about alternative event venues. They will discuss what you need to know to be prepared for an alternative event venue. Why venue walkthroughs are so important. What benefits they see from offering clients to step outside the ballroom. The challenges they face working with clients at alternative event venues and so much more! You do not want to miss this episode! Lets jump in.

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