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2023 Event Trends and Industry Outlook

With the new year just beginning, we discuss what’s to come in 2023 in the meetings and events landscape and what event industry trends to watch for with Amber Heintz, Vice President of Program Operations at Bishop-McCann. Topics include:

  • Key lessons learned in 2022
  • How economic conditions will affect our industry
  • New event trends to watch for in 2023
  • Challenges and opportunities for event planners this year

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Events Environment for Freelancers & Independent Talent

Joined by Bishop-McCann’s President and Owner, Rob Adams, and Soundings’ Founder and CEO, Tracy Judge, this episode covers issues relating to independent talent in the events industry, along with trends and the future of events. Topics include:

  • How the US Department of Labor defines independent contractors
  • Trends relating to independent talent
  • Short-term and long-term outlook for our industry
  • What attracts freelancers when choosing employers

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Giving Back Through Project JOY

With the season of giving right around the corner, we’re discussing our community relations program, Project JOY. Our guests are our Founder and Owner, Dan Nilsen, who created our program, and our Business Manager, Megan Barton, who has relaunched the program. Topics include:

  • Why Dan started our community relations program
  • Why we rebranded the program as Project JOY
  • How Project JOY works
  • Favorite memories from giving back

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Events Industry Outlook and Innovations with Michael Dominguez

During this interview, Rob Adams speaks with Michael Dominguez, President & CEO at ALHI and event industry expert. Discussing the industry’s outlook, innovations, and much more, the pair have an in-depth conversation covering various topics affecting our industry today. Topics include:

  • Current economic conditions and their effect on the event industry
  • Increase in mergers and acquisitions
  • Innovation in meetings and events
  • Outlook on virtual and hybrid events

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Why You Should Plan an Incentive Program

Talking with Justin Myers, Head of Commercial and Hospitality Client Group, we discuss everything incentive travel. From the trends being seen for incentive trips to the value of planning these kinds of events, we cover all the reasons why you should be planning an incentive program. Topics include:

  • Benefits of incentive programs during the Great Resignation
  • Current trends and important elements of a successful incentive trip
  • Top destinations for incentive trips
  • How incentive programs offer real ROI

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Dan Nilsen on Pride Month: Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For this Pride Month episode of The Events Experience, we spoke with our Founder and Owner, Dan Nilsen, about the importance of Pride Month for our agency and how we ensure everyone feels welcomed and included. Topics include:

  • Why inclusion is one of our core values
  • How Dan founded the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Dan’s personal story regarding pride
  • How other organizations can support the LGBTQ+ community

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