Live From IMEX 2018 – Episode 135

October 30, 2018

In this special episode of #EventIcons, we are coming to you live from IMEX 2018.  PACKED with  23 #EventIcons (yes, you read that right 23 industry heavyweights!). If you aren’t familiar with IMEX it is THE place to connect as an event prof. IMEX has 3200 plus destinations, venues and suppliers from 130-plus countries under ONE roof in Las Vegas literally everything you can imagine in one place.  On top of connecting, there are so many educational programs, workshops, and amazing keynotes. This is the place to be!

In today’s show our iconic and gigantic panel will weigh in on hot topics and trends in the events industry. We will cover everything from the details that impressed our event profs at IMEX, to best tips when it comes to planning your next event. From AI to sustainability and many more hot topics, you don’t want to miss this jam-packed two-hour episode!

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PCMA: The Largest Network for Meeting Planners – Episode 134

October 26, 2018

PCMA truly cares about the personal success of all their members and their organizations. They are committed to making their members they best they can be. They have been around for decades and are constantly pushing the events industry forward.

Today on our iconic panel we are joined by Sherrif Karamat of PCMA and Claire Smith of Vancouver Convention Centre. They will be taking us through an extremely thought provoking epsiode! Not only will we learn more about PCMA, but we will learn about the industry as a whole and how it connects to other global issues. Our panel will discuss what key challenges the industry collectively faces. The impact we have as event planners on the world, and how we can make a difference. They will also discuss what they are looking forward to at IMEX this week and so much more! Watch the episode in full below!

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Everything You Need to Know About Event Furniture – Episode 133

October 16, 2018

Event furniture design is often an overlooked part of events. Sometimes to cut corners we go with what is cheapest or what’s available at the venue. This is a mistake! Have you ever sat in those locking chairs all day at a convention tightly packed like a sardine? Don’t do this to your guests you can do so much better! With the help of CORT furniture, we are talking all about how furniture and design can really help you achieve your event goals and so much more!

Joining us today on our iconic panel are Kelsey Rausch,  Lilian Shen,  Holly Larson of CORT. They will be giving you insider tips of how to use seating to encourage face to face interaction, and also seating that inhibits engagement. We will learn about what is trending in event furniture and some amazing options for all budgets. If you haven’t put much thought into event furniture you need to see this episode.

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Below, in our Epic Resources section, we link the awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode! You WANT to check these out! What has been your favorite episode so far? Comment below and let us know!

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Everything You Need to Know About Event Transportation – #EventIcons Episode 132

October 9, 2018

Event Transportation is the key to the success of your event. It’s a piece of the puzzle we often take for granted. Event transportation often is overlooked, strategy and logistics go on behind the scenes but is a must to execute well when planning.  There is so much to consider when planning event transportation from how many people you will have, where they are coming from, the venue you are going to, the city. To make transportation a success you need to be proactive in the planning.

Where do you even start? If you aren’t sure have no fear! Our ICONIC panel joining use today are masters in event transportation! In this episode Lisa Lanna of Newsday Communications and Eric Hotard of Event Transportation Systems are going to tell you everything you need to know and didn’t consider about event transportation. From what you need to think about when planning, to budgeting and the top details event planners over look, plus how to make money off transportation! You can’t miss this episode!

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Below, in our Epic Resources section, we link the awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode! You WANT to check these out! What has been your favorite episode so far? Comment below and let us know!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live, ask your own questions, and participate in person? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. This is all for you! And now for the main topic in the episode below, transportation at events!

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Cyber Security For Events : The Good The Bad & The Really Ugly – Episode 131

October 2, 2018

Cyber security for events should be at the top of every event planners mind. But often, it’s overlooked or misunderstood. As event profs we need to very aware of cyber security for events. Is your clients data safe? If you aren’t sure this episode is for you!

In todays episode our ICONIC guest James Spellos of Meeting U joins our very own Will Curran and Brandt Krueger to discuss cyber security for events. From the basics like what do you have to protect? and how do you protect it? To a deeper dive into VPNs, passwords and softwares we will cover it all.  This is a episode you cannot miss! 

We want to help keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest!

Below, in our Epic Resources section, we link the awesome insider favorites that were mentioned in this episode! You WANT to check these out! What has been your favorite episode so far? Comment below and let us know!

You’re watching this recording of our episode here on our blog, but wouldn’t you rather watch live, ask your own questions, and participate in person? Subscribe now to watch live! (We’ll remind you of upcoming episodes.) We would love for you to join us LIVE and bring your questions for our icons. This is all for you! And now for the main topic in the episode below, cyber security at events!

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