Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals

Hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, Eventful invites you to listen in on insightful conversations about hot topics in the meetings and events industry. Tune in for interviews and analysis of the editorial coverage in Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News and Incentive.

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Episodes
Truth or Lies? Business Advice From a Body-Language Expert
Truth or Lies? Business Advice From a Body-Language Expert
Tips for identifying when someone is negotiating honestly, and how to boost your own confidence.
Beyond the Pledge: How to Put Sustainability Goals Into Action
Beyond the Pledge: How to Put Sustainability Goals Into Action
Leaders from Maritz Global Events and Positive Impact Events discuss how meeting planners can put environmental promises into action.
Using Event Design to Effect Change
Using Event Design to Effect Change
Anthony Vade discusses how to collaborate to create a well-designed event.
The Event Safety Lessons We Haven’t Learned
The Event Safety Lessons We Haven’t Learned
Be prepared for high-profile disasters — as well as the many incidents that are more likely to arise.
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A Futurist’s Guide to Audience Engagement
How to surprise, delight and educate meeting and event attendees.
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Rethinking DEI: How to Move From an Industry Buzzword to an Inclusion Ecosystem
Tonya Hempstead of American Express GBT discusses how the organization is building a more mature diversity and inclusion strategy, and how others can do the same.
The Race to Net Zero: Moving From Pledge to Action
The Race to Net Zero: Moving From Pledge to Action
The events industry must take action to shape the sustainability policies that will govern our business.
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Moving Meeting Planning From a Pandemic to an Endemic Mindset
Kevin Iwamoto of Bizly talks about what event planners should be doing differently right now.
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Incentive Program Trends for 2022
Stephanie Harris of the Incentive Research Foundation discusses current challenges, travel's resurgence and more.
Government Meetings Are Ramping Up
Government Meetings Are Ramping Up
Brett Sterenson of Hotel Lobbyists discusses event contract changes, growing meeting volume and other trends in this sector.
Food and Beverage Trends for 2022
Food and Beverage Trends for 2022
Marriott International's Dana Pellicano discusses how the brand adjusted for the pandemic, how event food and beverage has changed for good.
Beyond Covid: Current Challenges for Associations
Beyond Covid: Current Challenges for Associations
Omicron will subside soon, believes Gregg Talley, but organizations should prepare for longer-term effects of the pandemic.
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3 Hotel Contract Trends for 2022
Legal expert Jonathan Howe discusses issues meeting planners should keep their eyes on while negotiating in the new year.
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Why Now Is a Good Time for Meeting Planners to Change Jobs
The hiring market is heating up but new skills are necessary, says an experienced headhunter.
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Why and How to Make a Net-Zero Pledge in the Events Industry
As COP26 brings the climate crisis to the world's stage, Fiona Pelham discusses how the meetings sector can catch up.
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How to Create a High Level of Safety at High-Profile Events
Los Angeles-based health company Co-Protect helps planners elevate safety at their meetings.
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How L.A. Tourism and CLEAR Partner to Boost Meetings Safety
Their turnkey solution helps event professionals ensure their L.A. events and attendees are in compliance with the latest health protocols.
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Event Tech Lessons Learned From 18 Months of Disruption
Technology experts share their thoughts at MeetingsTech Roundtable 2021.
Why IMEX America Is Requiring Participants to Be Vaccinated
Why IMEX America Is Requiring Participants to Be Vaccinated
CEO Carina Bauer discusses this year’s event, including the prioritization of attendee health and safety.