EventLAB Podcast

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The EventLAB Podcast is your window into the events conversation.

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Mar 2020

35 min 16 sec

On the show, we have our weekly News Digest and an interview on diversity and inclusion in events with Sarah Campbell Head of Conferencing and Events and Yame Onoabhagbe from Stonewall. Followed by Showcase of the Quater Dannie Brown from the Hire Space Team takes us inside her favourite showcase from the last few months.

Mar 2020

43 min 45 sec

On the show, we have our weekly News Digest and interviews with Jonathan Stock Head of Marketing and Events at Portland and former Special Adviser at Number 10 Downing Street and Bernadette Palombo, Founder of Salon Event and author of The Event Professionals Journal.

Feb 2020

46 min 5 sec

This weeks episode features your regular Events industry news roundup. This Week Regular News digester Edward Poland is joined by Tom Hall - Editor of Access All Areas & Hannah - Simboro - Event Marketing Manager at Newable. Host Joe McGarrigle also interviews Dan Atkins Founder of Buses 4 Homeless and speaks to Johanna Byrane - Head of Business Development at Twickenham Stadium & Alistair Turner  Managing Director at EIGHT PR and Marketing about the potential opportunity of Esporting events.

Feb 2020

52 min 4 sec

This weeks episode features your regular Events industry news roundup, a live recording from The Conference stage at EventLAB 2019 Where Richard Maddock gave a talk about productivity and The fire Extinguisher a new segment where events professionals discuss times they have had to put out a metaphorical fire. 

Jan 2020

42 min 59 sec

This week's podcast is a special on starting out in the events industry and also features the first News Digest of 2020. Links: https://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

Jan 2020

43 min 48 sec

News Digest, Special End of Year Round-Up  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. This episode our team will also revisit some of the biggest news stories and topics from 2019. Leading the debate this episode, we have:  Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Ken Kelling, Associate Director of Davies Tanner Topics Discussed This Week: New Venue Security Law Proposed, Talent Retention, Wellbeing, Mentorship, Sustainability. Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.    Interview In the wake of the recent terror attack in London a few weeks ago, Ken Kelling former Communications Director for Visit London is on the Podcast to talk to us about Crisis Management and Communications.   Link to download the PCMA Guide to Crisis Communications for Business Events Strategists Mentioned in the Show.     Your Venue or Mine (Gameshow) The gameshow where two Contestants go head to head to convince us that their favourite venue is the best. The is decided by a special guest Judge.   This week we have Nathan Marks vs Romy Pabiot and they will be campaigning for their favourite Christmas Party Venues:   Magazine London   Aures London   Follow EventLAB 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

Dec 2019

56 min 11 sec

*Exclusive Interview* with Michael Hirst OBE Chairman of The Business Visits and Events Partnership.   Michael Hirst phones into the studio to discuss the manifesto released by the BVEP in the run up to the UK 2019 general election.   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 Chetan Shah, Founder and CEO of micebook.com Topics Discussed This Week: Communication, The Numbers from the BVEP Manifesto and Sustainability. Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.    Venue Talk Venue experts Jake lewis and Kate Deedman from Hire Space give us the inside scoop on two new venues opened in the last week. This episode they discuss Mercato Metropolitano Travelling Circus and The Lost Alhambra.  Follow EventLAB 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

Nov 2019

45 min 4 sec

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 Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group Topics Discussed This Week: The Content Survey From EventLab, Tendering Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.  Interview Sasha Cullen talks about The position of Weddings in the events industry and Catering to social clients. Inside the Showcase A new feature there a Member of the Hire Space team takes you inside one of their favourite Showcases from the last quarter. This week Ben Parker discusses a showcase hosted by the Switzerland Tourism Board  

Nov 2019

43 min 19 sec

News Digest - Live Edition  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, in an edition recorded live at EventLAB 2019, we have:  Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Richard Groves, Relationships and Opportunities Director at SMART Group Martin Fullard, Editor, Conference News    Why hotels developers are turning to event professionals to design their spaces Vegan unless you opt-in to meat - Is this the future?  Glastonbury 50 years on    Battersea Power House  Rayna Chauhan, Head of Sales at brand new London venue Battersea Power House, joins us to talk about winning the bid for the iconic London landmark, and what the new venue has in store for the events world.  Menu Talk Jake and Kate from the Hire Space Venue Expert team chat about two exciting London eating spots.  Relais De Venise Farmacy   Follow EventLAB 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

Oct 2019

43 min 12 sec

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 Phoebe Cherry, Former MD of Smart Live and Founder of Phoebe Cherry Consulting Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News   THE PURCHASE OF THOMAS COOK BY HAYS The QEII CENTRE HAS RECORDED ITS HIGHEST-EVER NET ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK COULD SAUDI ARABIA BE THE NEXT BIG DESTINATION FOR EVENTS   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Interview with Andrew Davis Andrew Davis Keynote Speaker in Digital Marketing and Social Media & Content Marketing Trainer is on the show to talk to us about his career and how events professionals can stay ahead with social media and content   Venue Talk Nathan Marks and jake Lewis from the Hire Space Venue Expert team get together to discuss two new venues. Morton Society Electric Shuffle   Register for EventLAB 2019 Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals. Tickets include: Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days 1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop Interactive activities and networking Giveaways and prizes   Follow EventLAB 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: 'Party People' by Oliver Morris

Oct 2019

38 min 21 sec

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 Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group   Why hotels developers are turning to event professionals to design their spaces   Dirty Crime: £1 million solid 18k gold toilet stolen from English palace     Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Live Availability Will Swannell Co-Founder and Cheif executive of Hire Space joins Joe to talk about Live Availability. A new system for booking events that make the entire process faster by implementing new technology. You can find out more about Live Availability by emailing venues@hirespace.com.   Venue Talk Joe joins Nathan from the Hire Space Venue Expert team as they chat about two new and exciting London London. The Hoxton, Southwark Blame Gloria      Register for EventLAB 2019 Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals. Tickets include: Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days 1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop Interactive activities and networking Giveaways and prizes   Follow EventLAB 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: 'Party People' by Oliver Morris

Sep 2019

32 min 13 sec

Subscribe on iTunes EVCOM Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space, sits down with News Digest regular, Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events, to discuss her appointment to the EVCOM board.   Venue Talk George joins Joe from the Hire Space Venue Expert team as they chat about two new and exciting venues opening up soon in London. The Secret River Garden Mama Shelter   Networking in a Digital Age Alexandra Galviz, Co-Founder of Linkedin Local, shares her story and how you can transform you digital contacts into offline relationships along with essential tips for online networking at her talk recorded live on the Conference Stage at EventLAB 2018.       Register for EventLAB 2019 Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals. Tickets include: Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days 1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop Interactive activities and networking Giveaways and prizes   Follow EventLAB 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 

Aug 2019

39 min 26 sec

Subscribe on iTunes 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   SUNSHINE AND STORM CLOUDS Weather extremes prove a problem for the events industry   PROVING YOUR WORTH Are events falling behind when it comes to measuring ROI?    SHOW ME YOUR EVENTS FACE Should the events industry be championing facial recognition tech?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Setting a Standard for WiFi at Events Caleb Parker, Founder & CEO of BOLD and host of Future in 15 joins George to talk through the issue surrounding Wifi at events. Should there be an industry standard for events and who is responsible for meeting it?   An MC's Guide to Events Samme Allen, MC and News Digest regular shares her advice for events professionals gathered from her first year as an MC. If you're organising an event with an MC then Samme has loads of great tips for getting the most out of them and enhancing the experience for your guests.   Mentioned in the Episode ROI  HBAA MPI  ETC Venues   Register for EventLAB 2019 Tickets for EventLAB 2019 are now available and it’s free to attend for all event booking professionals. Tickets include: Full access to the full exhibition & conference stage - both days 1 x free CPD Accredited Workshop Interactive activities and networking Giveaways and prizes   Follow EventLAB 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 

Aug 2019

51 min 22 sec

Subscribe on iTunes 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 Julian Saipe, Ex-Director of Zafferano   VEGETARIAN AS STANDARD Should guests need to opt into meat?   HOW IS THE TREND TOWARDS VEGETARIANISM AFFECTING OUR FOOD CHOICES?   BLAZING A TRAIL Would the events world be the first industry to benefit if marijuana was legalised in the UK?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     The Case for British Cheese at Events Francis Gimblett joins George to talk about his campaign to get the events world to raise their cheese game and support more local British artisan Cheesemakers. You can follow Francis and his #Campaignforbritishcheese on Instagram @FrancisGimblett.   Organising Events in the Developing World Harriet Glover shares her events advice as Head of Events for an international non-profit. With over 9 years of experience hosting events around the globe, Harriet talks to George about the lessons shes learned and the challenges she's faced.   Register for EventLAB 2019   Follow EventLAB 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   

Aug 2019

48 min 28 sec

Subscribe on iTunes 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 Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News   THERESA MAY'S HOLIDAY PLANS Finally, a government deal that recognises the Events Industry?   SHUTTING THE DOOR ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY What will EU migration restrictions look like post Brexit?   THE CITY WITH A SENSIBLE BEDTIME Mayor of London Responds to Nightime Commission Advice   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     7 Minutes With... Amanda Thurlow Amanda Thurlow, Engagement Manager at the ACCA and well known UK event industry blogger and content creator joins us to chat about the industry, all in 7 minutes.   Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement and Event Project Results EventLAB welcomed 30 events professionals into the distinguished Lee Library and its adjoining Reading Room at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace overlooking the Mall and St James’s Park. After a vibrant and healthy breakfast courtesy of Searcys catering, our guests settled into their seats for a workshop hosted by Kate Kassar, Director & Alice Hancock, Senior Event Manager at BEYOND.   Mentioned in the Episode CN 30 Under 30 Evcom   Enter the Hire Space Awards   Register for EventLAB 2019   Follow EventLAB 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   

Jul 2019

47 min 44 sec

Subscribe on iTunes   Sustainability: Do Clients and Customers Really Care? Recorded live at EventLAB 2018, the panel brings together three events professionals with different backgrounds to discuss the practicalities of running sustainable events. Moderator: Nicola Macdonald, Editor of Exhibition News On the Panel: Rick Stainton, Chief Executive, Smyle Michelle Lanaway, Manager, Bridge 5 Mill Steven Wade, Conference Producer, IR Magazine   Register for EventLAB 2019   Are you a Superstar Events Organiser? - Enter the Hire Space Awards   Follow EventLAB 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 

Jul 2019

42 min 42 sec

Subscribe on iTunes 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 Ken Kelling, Associate Director at Davies Tanner   AN ETON MESS How could the leadership debates have been better organised?   THE WISDOM OF YOUTH? Should there be more millennials on advisory boards?   THE DANGER OF COMPLACENCY Ex-Police Chiefs warns of the lack of proper venue security   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     7 Minutes With... Nicola Roodt Nicola Roodt, Business Development Manager at the Pure Events joins us on the podcast to chat about life in the events agency world, cocktails and more, all in 7 minutes.   Smells Like Team Spirit Sam McNeil, General Manager for UK/Europ at Song Division joins us to discuss how they bring teams together through music. Song Division specialises in personal music experiences designed for teambuilding and entertainment at corporate events. London Zoo ArcelorMittal Orbit The Tower of London Hampton Court Palace BMA House Lumiere London Science Museum Lord's Cricket Ground Hawker House Somerset House HMS Belfast The Barbican   Register for EventLAB 2019   Follow EventLAB 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 

Jun 2019

46 min

Subscribe on iTunes 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 Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group Johnny Gentry, Dachshund   A US-UK TRADE DEAL IS ON THE HORIZON What are the differences between the US and UK events markets?   POLITICALLY AGNOSTIC? What are the leanings of the UK events industry?   CROUCHFEST 2019 Peter Crouch announces plans for his music festival   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     7 Minutes With... Glenn Mainwaring Glenn Mainwaring, Business Development Manager at the Barbican Centre and contestant in season 3 of SAS Who Dares Wins returns to the podcast for a quickfire interview. From favourite canapes to mental health and sales tip, Glenn shares his experiences of the events world.   How to Find Sponsors for Your Event  Kieran Morris, Sponsorship Director at Slingshot Sponsorship joins us to share some expert advice for event organisers. How to find and approach the right sponsors and how to grow the relationship year on year.   EventLAB Series: Proven Techniques To Enhance Stakeholder Engagement And Improve Event Project Results Our workshops are designed to offer fresh inspiration and strategic insight from event industry influencers. Meet your event objectives, stay on top of best practice, discover new innovation and keep ahead of the game. Register to Attend   Follow EventLAB 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 

Jun 2019

42 min 4 sec

Subscribe on iTunes [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:  George Barker, Digital Content Executive at Hire Space Charlotte Gentry, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News   TWO-THIRDS OF TRAVELLERS PREFER MACHINES WHEN BOOKING AIR TRAVEL How long before the whole industry follows suit?    THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT RISK AS JAMIE'S ITALIAN GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION Are people losing their appetite for chain restaurants?   HAS SAN FRANCISCO BANNED FACIAL RECOGNITION AT EVENTS? Does the industry need another conversation about digital privacy?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     [00:21:20] 7 Minutes With... Mia Butler, Director, Pistachio View George Barker sits down with Mia Butler for 7 minutes of quickfire questions.  Mia is the Director of Pistachio View, a video marketing tool. Mia has many years experience in the events industry including working as a sales professional at the Meetings Industry Association.   [00:28:46] Key Tips For the Modern Event Salesperson   Ed Currer, Creative Director at Vinyl Impressions, explores the modern face of sales in the Events industry. Including tips on how video can help you make a personal connection with your clients.   Mentioned in the Episode IMEX Frankfurt Agency Directors Forum Schloss Hotel Kronberg BombBomb - Video Emails   Enter the Hire Space Awards The Hire Space Awards celebrate the best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard-working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event bookers from across the UK. Discover the Awards Categories Here  Follow EventLAB 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 

May 2019

44 min 30 sec

Subscribe on iTunes [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 Allen, Conference & 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. Pre-Register Now   Follow EventLAB 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 

May 2019

42 min 27 sec

Subscribe on iTunes [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 Allen, Conference & 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.   Follow EventLAB 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   

Apr 2019

49 min 35 sec

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.

Apr 2019

24 min 31 sec

Subscribe on iTunes [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 Allen, Conference & 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.   Follow EventLAB 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 

Apr 2019

48 min 30 sec

Subscribe on iTunes [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 Allen, Conference & 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     Follow EventLAB 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 

Mar 2019

48 min 36 sec

Subscribe on iTunes [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 Allen, Conference & 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.     Follow EventLAB 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  .

Mar 2019

40 min 2 sec

Subscribe on iTunes    [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.     Follow EventLAB 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   

Mar 2019

50 min 45 sec

Subscribe on iTunes    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.     Follow EventLAB   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 

Feb 2019

46 min 21 sec

Subscribe on iTunes    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 

Feb 2019

40 min 24 sec

Subscribe on iTunes    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

Jan 2019

41 min 34 sec

News Digest [00:00:51] 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 With Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group   Year in Review: A Look Back over the Events Industry Stories From 2018   Ethical Questions [00:01:57] The Natural History Museum is Hosting a Party for the Saudis. Shame on It - The Guardian Design Museum Challenged over Private Arms Industry Event - The Guardian   Digital Progession [00:05:24] Sir Stelios orders a takeaway — to challenge Just Eat - The Times Airbnb wants Experiences in 1,000 destinations, expands activities - Phocus Wire   Sustainability [00:09:11] OLIO European parliament approves sweeping ban on single-use plastics - The Guardian Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned within a year - The Guardian   Industry Business [00:12:38] APPG for the Events Industry - is the Government doing enough to support the sector? Hilton and Marriott Cut Commission - Skift  Clarion acquires Penwell - Conference News Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Building Your Event's Visual Identity  [00:23:01] How do you create a clear visual identity for your events that tie in with and elevate your core brand? Gary Crane and Gerry O’Brien, the Directors of Ambition Creative, share their 20 years combined experience in creating events with a clear visual identity.    The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again  [00:35:07] Bruce Daisley, Twitter VP EMEA, joined us to discuss his new book The Joy of Work. At a time when the events industry is being described as one of the most stressful industries to work in, we need to curb burn out and find ways to improve work culture and get people feeling happier in their roles. Listen to the interview to hear Bruce's advice after his years of experience and research into creating a better work culture.     Follow EventLAB  EventLAB 2018 will offer cutting-edge insight, skill enhancing opportunities and fresh inspiration for the event planning journey. 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

Dec 2018

53 min 38 sec

Subscribe on iTunes    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 Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group   AGEISM IN EVENTS The last taboo to be broken?   FANCY A PUB WEDDING? More venues are now able to host weddings thanks to the latest budget   TELL ME A STORY INSTEAD Jeff Bezos Bans Powerpoint in meetings     Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     How Leaders Can Create a Better Work Culture   Thom Dennis, CEO and Founder of Serenity in Leadership joined George in the studio to share some essential wisdom for modern leaders on how to create a better workplace culture. Serenity in Leadership is a learning and leadership platform, where people in positions of power have the opportunity to gain greater awareness of themselves in order to lead to a more equitable business and future Follow Serenity on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for regular thought starters and to join their dialogue around leadership.     250 Insights to Develop Your Professional and Personal Life   LID publishing sent us 250 Insights to Develop Your Professional and Personal Life. We passed the book on to Ed and the News Digest team to discuss a few of the book's ideas and share their own thoughts.     Follow EventLAB  EventLAB 2018 will offer cutting-edge insight, skill enhancing opportunities and fresh inspiration for the event planning journey. 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

Nov 2018

48 min 56 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   Wake up and Smell the Coffee with Simon Mac Rory George was joined in the studio by Simon Mac Rory, author of Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: The Imperative of Teams. If you've just been put in charge of a team to organise an event, then Simon's book holds some excellent advice. Simon Mac Rory is a specialist in team development. He works with senior staff leaders to help them discover that edge to becoming a truly high-performing team. Over his 30-year career, he has worked globally with a blue-chip client base in both the private and public sectors. He founded The ODD Company in 2011 to deliver TDP (a cloud-based team development tool and methodology) to the international markets. Simon operates the business from London with a Dublin-based development and support office.   News Digest Live From EventLAB 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. This episode the News Digest was recorded live by London Filmed and hosted on the Conference Stage at EventLAB  2018. Leading the debate this episode, we have:  Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Guests:  Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News   Should Venues Be the Moral Arbitrators of the Events and Clients They Host? Marine Le Pen's Presence Deemed Disrespectful at Web Summit Natural History Museum Hosts Party for the Saudi Embassy Design Museum challenged over private 'arms industry' event   Could Netflix's Anti-Harassment Policy Work in the Events Industry?      Follow EventLAB   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

Nov 2018

43 min 59 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   EventLAB 2018    EventLAB 2018 is days away so George and Benjamin breakdown the highlights you can look forward to at this year's show.    Haven't registered? Register for Tickets Now   Follow EventLAB   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

Oct 2018

6 min 59 sec

Subscribe on Itunes    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 Guests:  Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News   THE PARTY CONFERENCES There's nothing like live events to focus the drama   MONEY FOR IDEAS  Should agencies be paid to pitch?   NETWORKING NOT WORKING How do you make networking events worthwhile?     Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Venue Marketing Essentials for 2018   Matt Beech, Account Director at Patch Media joined George to discuss marketing essentials for venues looking to build awareness and make sure their brand stands out in 2018.  You can hear more from Matt at EventLAB 2018 where he’ll be running a drop-in session for venues looking to supercharge their marketing output.     Better Event Experiences   Now we love a great experience here on the EventLAB podcast so when we saw Deborah Armstrong’s article in Access All Areas giving a rallying call to event planners to make their experiential offerings better, we invited her in to chat with Ben from the EventLAB team to find out more. Deborah is the founder of Shangri-La at the Glastonbury Festival and the Managing Director at Strong & Co   Mentioned in the Episode   Tomorrowland Boomtown Evcom Global Exhibitions Day   Follow EventLAB  EventLAB 2018 will offer cutting-edge insight, skill enhancing opportunities and fresh inspiration for the event planning journey. 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  

Oct 2018

43 min 20 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   [00:01:18] 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 Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Guests:  Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group Amanda Head, Account Director at the Events Management Company Melon   Venues on the Ropes Venues are being sued by a production company after refusing to host Dwarfinator a Dwarf wrestling show   Yes Minister  Does the events industry need more direct representation in Government?   A Trip Down Memory Lane Unique Venues of London celebrates its 25th birthday     Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     [00:17:18] Venue Talk   Hire Space Venue Experts Jake and Nathan bring you more of the greatest venues opening soon in London The Science Gallery     The Flower Pot The Flowerpot is a beautiful loft space on the canal in Hoxton.   [00:25:18] No Such Thing As Sales: An Interview with Kevin Jackson   Felicity Cator, the Head of EventLAB and Benjamin Edmonds, part of the EventLAB Team and an Account Specialist at Hire Space, sat down with Kevin Jackson the Editor in Chief of Live Magazine and Director at The Experience is the Marketing. They chatted about his new book No Such Thing as Sales, the tips it has for marketing teams and the late, great Terry Wogan.     Follow EventLAB  EventLAB 2018 will offer cutting-edge insight, skill enhancing opportunities and fresh inspiration for the event planning journey. 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

Sep 2018

43 min 2 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   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 Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Guest: Martin Fullard, Editor of Conference News   AIRBNB ENTER THE MEETINGS SPACE What does this mean for online bookings?    IS TEAMBUILDING TERRIBLE?  The BBC weighs in   A NEW DELAY FOR CROSSRAIL What does this mean for London's venues?     Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Company social committes- an interview with Audley Travel   Ed sat down with Lauren Ainsley and Christina Gordon who work at a Luxury Travel Company to chat about organising events and hear some of their anecdotes about their work behind the scenes.   Follow EventLAB EventLAB 2018 is just 6 weeks away.  EventLAB 2018 will offer cutting-edge insight, skill enhancing opportunities and fresh inspiration for the event planning journey. 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

Sep 2018

31 min 49 sec

Subscribe on Itunes    [00:01:06] 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 Guest: Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group   ARTISTS VS ARMS DEALERS To what extent should venues be the moral arbiters of the events they host?    LE PEN WRITTEN OFF The xenophobic far-right leader disinvited from World’s largest technology conference     THE GLOBAL DISABILITY SUMMIT What can the industry learn about accessibility?  Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     [00:23:18] Interview with Tim Etherington-Judge, Founder of Healthy Hospo   Healthy Hospo is a Community Interest Company that aims to provide information, advice, support, and training on all aspects of mental and physical health for those working in Hospitality Tim himself has a long background in the hospitality industry so alongside getting his advice on steps to improve workplace mental health, I asked him about his take on Hackney Borough Council’s new licensing policy.   [00:43:22] The Hire Space Awards - Shortlisted Venues   The Hire Space Awards celebrate the very best of the events industry by recognising and rewarding hard-working, innovative and forward-thinking venues and event organisers from across the UK. This year we have 15 awards across 4 categories: MODERN VENUE MARKETING MOST POPULAR FORWARD THINKING VENUES SUPERSTAR EVENT ORGANISERS This episode we exclusively revealed the final shortlist for the category: SUPERSTAR EVENT ORGANISERS Events Team of the Year  AUDLEY TRAVEL DWF LLP RANT & RAVE   Best All-Round Event Experience    AURORA SPRING FORUM 2018 (AURORA ENERGY RESEARCH) NATIONAL FREELANCERS DAY 2018 (IPSE, THE ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED) TIM PEAKE: ASK AN ASTRONAUT (PENGUIN LIVE)   You can find the full awards shortlist at Eventlab.Online Book tickets to attend the Hire Space Awards here.   Mentioned in the Episode  The Design Museum Coupette Cocktail   BarBenevolent - The Drinks Industry Charity      Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out 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 used in the Episode « Little Idea » from Bensound.com "Crinoline Dreams" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Aug 2018

46 min 46 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   Update 31/07/2018: Statement from Olympia London   “Since opening our doors in 1886, Olympia London’s stunning architecture and unique atmosphere has drawn millions of visitors from across the world.   Following feedback from our organisers, exhibitors and visitors, we plan to continue to build on this distinctive heritage and are investing £700 million to create an extraordinary destination for events, the creative industries and entrepreneurship. By working with world-renowned design studio Heatherwick Studio and the award winning practice SPPARC, we envision a diverse cultural hub for London with more public and green space.   Retaining our renowned programme of exhibitions and events is a key priority. We want to keep things running as normal as possible, but we recognise some level of disruption is inevitable. If our planning application is successful, we will work in collaboration with organisers to minimise the impact of the construction works.” For more information, please visit: https://olympia.london/future     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 Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Guest: Martin Fullard, Deputy Editor of Conference News   THE WEATHER IS SCORCHING What does it mean for events?   CHANGES IN THE MEETINGS INDUSTRY Is it time to turn and face the strange?   NO LOUD MUSIC AFTER BEDTIME Will Hackney Council’s new licensing policy kill the borough’s nightlife?   THE REDEVELOPMENT OF OLYMPIA Good news for London as a global events destination?   Update 31/07/2018: Statement from Olympia London   “Since opening our doors in 1886, Olympia London’s stunning architecture and unique atmosphere has drawn millions of visitors from across the world.   Following feedback from our organisers, exhibitors and visitors, we plan to continue to build on this distinctive heritage and are investing £700 million to create an extraordinary destination for events, the creative industries and entrepreneurship. By working with world-renowned design studio Heatherwick Studio and the award winning practice SPPARC, we envision a diverse cultural hub for London with more public and green space.   Retaining our renowned programme of exhibitions and events is a key priority. We want to keep things running as normal as possible, but we recognise some level of disruption is inevitable. If our planning application is successful, we will work in collaboration with organisers to minimise the impact of the construction works.” For more information, please visit: https://olympia.london/future     Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.    Interview with Alex Head   Recently featured in the Evening Standard, Social Pantry is a dedicated team of experienced chefs, event planners and waiting staff. Since 2015, Social Pantry has worked to rehabilitate young ex-offenders, offering full-time and part-time work positions to recently released young men. Ed sat down with Alex, to find out more about Social Pantry and entrepreneurship in the events and hospitality industry.   Venue Talk Joe Harry, another member of the Venue Expert team at Hire Space, joins Nathan this week to bring you more of London's latest and greatest venues.   The Unit Mayfair Unit London is recognised for its pioneering approach to digital media and in expanding and diversifying contemporary art audiences using new technologies. The gallery's main focus is on generating mass engagement with the most exciting, talented and culturally-relevant artists of our time.   Blame Gloria Bring your dancing shoes and an open mind to this new bar and set to replace the Adventure Bar in Covent Garden.The bar is set in a basement with exposed brickwork, low lighting and a classic cocktail bar set up. IThere is no pretention at Blame Gloria, expect to end the night dancing and singing along to anything from The Beatles to Lady Gaga. 26 Leake Street This brand new multipurpose venue has capacity for 1,200, is situated undereath Waterloo Station Described by Vogue as a "Cavernous Concrete Hell Hole" and with celebrity appearances from Drake, Professor Green and Big Sean already, the location has fast become the epitome of cool.     Mentioned in the Episode   Martin's Article on the Meetings industry "Change Killed My Milkman"    PCMA Convening Leaders   Hackney Council Noise Policy   Nicola Macdonald's Exclusive on the £700m investment in Olympia   Bentley's Oyster Bar   Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.   Enter for the Hire Space Awards   You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram.   Entries are now open for the Hire Space awards. Final date for venues to enter is the 3rd of August Final Date for Event Bookers to enter is the 20th of August   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: « Little Idea » from Bensound.com  

Jul 2018

35 min 51 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   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, we have:   Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Guest: Julian Saipe, Director of Zafferano   OLIO LAUNCHES FOOD SHARING APP How can the event industry tackle its food waste problem?   DESTINATION MARKETING Should there be greater collaboration between destinations?   AGENCIES NEED TO START CHARGING FOR THEIR SERVICES Will we see them charge for venue finding?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.     Inspired Experiences   We spoke to three people involved in creating exciting experiences that we reckon will thrill guests. If you’re an event planner or planning an event soon there’s certainly some inspiration to be found here.   Unlimited Brewing Unlimited Brewing specialised in creating bespoke beverages. Their services are popular with restaurants and events looking to take a new approach to engage their guests. We spoke to Neil Soni about how you can use personalisation and bespoke elements to better tell your brand's story at an event.   clueQuest clueQuest is a company that runs escape rooms - fully immersive puzzle experiences designed to be solved by a team. The first escape room opened in Tokyo around seven years ago and today there are around 3,000 operating globally. We spoke to Alexis King about escape rooms as team building activities and what events can learn about audience engagement.   Draughts London Alongside immersive experiences like escape rooms, cities are seeing a rise in activity based venues with trendy spots like Flight Club, Bounce and Puttshack offer games like Darts, Ping pong and Mini-golf to create a more experiential way to socialise over places offering more traditional hospitality. Alongside these activities, board games are seeing a massive surge in popularity and dedicated board game cafes are opening up across the country. We spoke to Draughts, a board game Cafe in Hackney to find out whether the unique social experience of playing a board game is something that could be incorporated into events.   Mentioned in the Episode City Harvest   Plan Z Heroes   Olio   Puttshack   Bounce   Flight Club   Anomalous Visuals   Conference News   James Heappey   Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.   Pre-Register for EventLAB 2018 Tickets   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: « Little Idea » from Bensound.com

Jun 2018

45 min 55 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   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, we have:   Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space Guest: Richard Groves, Group Business Development Director at SMART Group   KIM JONG UN AND DONALD TRUMP MEET IN SINGAPORE Event Industry's Biggest Event of the Year?   NETFLIX INTRODUCES A NEW ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY Would a Similar Policy Work in the Events Industry?   HEATHROW'S THIRD RUNWAY Essential to Sustain the Events Economy?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.   Interview with Clemi Hardie   Clemi Hardie, the founder of the event tech company Noodle Live joined us to talk about data collection at events. You can read her recent blog on Data currency here Follow Noodle Live on Twitter   Mentioned in the Episode Central Hall Westminster Imex Singapore Tourism Board SMART Group     Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out eventlab.online.   Pre-Register for EventLAB 2018 Tickets   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: « Little Idea » from Bensound.com

Jun 2018

35 min 44 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   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, we have:   Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space   Security at Events To low on the list of priorities?   Aggregator Platforms Will they revolutionise events?   Events Apps Pushing tech for tech's sake?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.   An Interview With Nick de Bois We sat down with Nick de Bois, chairman of the events industry board to discuss how events are represented in government policy and what the future holds. Nick is an Ex-MP and has over 30 years of experience in the Events Industry In January he published his book Confessions of a Recovering MP   Venue Talk Jake and Nathan are back for another session, bringing you some of London's most exciting new venues. Vintry and Mercer A Luxury Hotel nestled at the heart of the City, among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets that line the banks of the Thames. Carousel 7 Dials Pop-up shops, concept stores and brand activations for leading names from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries.   The Prince An entire street, transformed into an epicurean avenue dedicated to some of London’s most exciting food, drink and social experiences.   Mentioned in the Episode Central Hall Westminster Imex Evcom   Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out 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

Jun 2018

45 min 43 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   News Digest 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 in this episode, we have:   Julian Saipe, Director of Zafferano Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space   The GDPR Deadline Approaches How does the team feel it has affected the industry? Celebrity Chef Tom Kerridge Launches his own Catering Company Start of a new trend? Should traditional caterers worry?   Mental Health week Is the events industry stepping up to address the issue? The Royal Wedding A shining example of all that UK events can be?   What are the Key Attributes Clients Look for in a Venue in 2018 and Beyond? Key Points from the Panel Discussion   Moderator Calum Di Lieto, Editor, C&IT Magazine  Natalie Davies, Project Manager, ITV Experiences Charlotte Wilson, Managing Director, Pure Events Kate Kelly, Account Director, Fisher Productions Victoria Monks, Special Events Manager, Sense & Sense International     Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out 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  

May 2018

49 min 50 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   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, we have:   Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space     London is no Longer One of the Top 10 Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel A good thing?   BBC Investigation Uncovers Ease of Buying and Selling 5 Star Online Reviews? Can online reviews ever recover credibility?   Possible Plastic Straw Ban to Come Next Year Sustainability in events still too costly or now cost effective?   EasyFood - the EasyJet Enters the Take-Away Market Will we see the travel company move further into hospitality and events as well?   Let us know your thoughts and join the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #EventLAB.   Interview with Richard Waddington, Chairman of the Events Marketing Association   In this Episode we sat down with Richard Waddington, to talk about the EMA, the role of associations in the industry and what in-house corporate events marketers need to be thinking about in 2018.   Mentioned in the Episode   The EMA   Panel Discussion: What do Clients Look for in a Venue?    The Crystal     Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out 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

May 2018

34 min 5 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   On this episode of the EventLAB podcast, we've got more exciting new venues opening in London on Venue Talk with the Hire Space Venue Experts. We're also bringing you the very first News Digest; 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, we have:   Charlotte Gentry formerly Wilson, Founder and CEO of Pure Events Samme Allen, Founder of Sequoia Venue Solutions Edward Poland, Co-Founder of Hire Space   News Digest Mariott and Hilton Cut Agents' Commission to 7% in North America What does this mean for UK agencies? How should they respond?   Wetherspoons Leave Social Media Is this a good call? Will others follow?   PUMA Accused of Glamourising Crime with Drug and Gang Party Using shock value to stand out? Or poorly thought through?   Clarion Acquires Penwell Yet another industry acquisition - why so many recently?   Join the discussion and let us know your thoughts on Twitter using #EventLAB   Venue Talk Jake and Nathan from the Hire Space Venue Expert team are here to share some more new venues opening in London that are definitely worth checking out.   'Welcome to Las Vegas' on Queen of Hoxton's Rooftop Terrace An exciting new theme comes to the hip Shoreditch venue for the Summer season.   Peckham Levels Once a car park, this reclaimed space is now a community hub supporting local arts and culture.   Jurema Bar at the Mandrake This tranquil bar offers fine cocktails and relaxation within its tropical gardens.   Mentioned in the Episode Noodle Live - Event Tech Helen Moon - Founder of EventWell HBAA - Trade association for the hotel booking agency, apartment and venue community.   Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out 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

Apr 2018

31 min 7 sec

Subscribe on Itunes   How to Create More Sustainable Events: An Interview with Selina Donald, Co-Founder of the Bulb.   Selina Donald, Co-Founder of the Bulb, a sustainable events agency. Organising events for major clients, including the London 2012 Olympics, Vivien Westwood and Reebok, the Bulb aims to create win-win events for both the customer and the environment. Along with talking about what it takes to create a sustainable event, Selina shares some quick tips for venues and event organisers looking to become more sustainable in the way they host events.    Links The Crystal - Winners of the Hire Space Award for Greenest Venue The London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies Vivienne Westwood Says Switch at Fabric   EventLAB Series On April 27th we're hosting a morning for Sales and Marketing Managers working at Venues. This is the latest event in our EventLAB Series. We are hosting a panel on "What are the key attributes clients look for in a venue, now and beyond 2018?" and a workshop on driving brand engagement online. The event will be held at Lumiere London. You can find out more about attending here Follow EventLAB For the latest EventLAB news and information on upcoming live events check out 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    

Apr 2018

18 min 41 sec

    Subscribe on Itunes   Venue Talk   Hire Space takes on around 100 new venues every month and has the inside scoop on the most exciting new venue launches across the country. So we wanted to take advantage of that and bring you some of the very best new openings. We'll be having the Venue Experts on the podcast every few weeks for more Venue Talk so you'll never miss out on an exciting new venue again.   Street Feast Street Feast brings together street food popups to create amazing social spaces and their latest venture is in Woolwich. Described as a food stadium this culinary arena offers "fantastic food, brilliant booze, a pool deck and vibes". Petersham Nurseries This family-run venue is a long-standing favourite of London event bookers looking for a venue that embraces the vibrancy and colour of nature. The brand is expanding further with the upcoming opening of two restaurants, La Goccia and The Petersham in Covent Garden.  Puttshack This exciting new venue has been cooked up by the minds that brought us Bounce. Puttshack takes crazy golf the next level with blending tech with the chaotic fun of crazy golf to create a truly unique experience. Puttshack is taking bookings now through the Hire Space website ahead of their launch in May. L'oscar Billed as London's sexiest new hotel by Conde Naste Traveller, L'oscar is turning a Bloomsbury church into a decadent hotel, opening in the spring of this year.     Co-Working Spaces:    An Interview with   Borough Studios     As of October last year there were 157 co-working spaces in London and that number has almost certainly risen since. Why are these spaces becoming so popular? Part of the phenomenon is the flexibility of use that many of these spaces offer as we're seeing more co-working spaces host live events alongside their standard operation. Cicely Lawson sat down with Charlie Chadd, the Managing Director of Borough Studios, the co-working space where Hire Space currently operates, to find out more. Borough Studios on Instagram     FOLLOW US   To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out 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

Mar 2018

20 min 59 sec

Subscribe on iTunes   In The Episode How Events Professionals and Pride Organisers Can Collaborate for Everyone's Benefit Steve Taylor, from the European Pride Organisers Association, spoke to us about what it takes to create a Pride event and how events professionals and pride organisers can better pool their expertise and dedication to make better events.     The Hire Space Gender Equality Charter We learn about the Gender Equality Charter being created by the team here at Hire Space. Equal opportunities are still a problem higher up within the events industry and with recent high profile cases of sexual harassment and misogyny at events such as the Presidents Club Dinner and the ICE Gaming Conference, it's clear that there is work to be done to improve equality in the events industry.   With Hire Space's Gender Equality Charter being put into place, and many events professionals discussing the matter, including Samme Allen and Helen Moon, we hope to see the industry make further positive steps on the issue.   This month marks 100 years since The Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent on February 6th 1918. This historic act gave women over 30 (who met certain property qualifications) the right to vote. The same act also extended the franchise to men of all classes over the age of 21.   Coming Up We're hoping to speak to Selina Donald from the creative agency, The Bulb to find out more about what it takes to create sustainable events and the future of sustainability in this industry.   Follow Us To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com   The EventLAB podcast is brought to you by Hire Space, the UK's leading venue booking platform.  

Feb 2018

31 min 47 sec

    Subscribe on Itunes   In the Episode   We're looking at the year ahead - At EventLAB 2017 we discussed the wellbeing and mental health crisis going on in the Events Industry as 1/5 people in the industry suffer from poor mental health. So we're speaking to Helen Moon about EventWell's plans in 2018 to change that. We're also speaking to Kelvin Newman about how venues can navigate the world of digital marketing this year and improve engagement with their audiences.   Essential Digital Marketing Advice for Venues and Events Professionals  Kelvin Newman: Founder of Rough Agenda a Digital Marketing Company that organises events including Brighton SEO What Can Marketeers Expect from Brighton SEO 2018? Digital Marketing Predictions for 2018 How to get ahead of the changes to Facebook's algorithm How voice search is changing SEO and search queries Quick Social Media Wins for Venues     Wellbeing in the Events Industry - What's in Store for EventWell in 2018? Helen Moon: Co-Founder and Managing Director of EventWell EventWell's Aims for 2018 Importance of changing workplace culture from the top down What practices do companies need to adopt in 2018? Tips for Work/Life balance in the Events Industry   Coming Up   Steve Taylor, from the European Pride Organisers Association, spoke to us about what it takes to create a Pride event and how events professionals can collaborate.      Follow Us   To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com   The EventLAB podcast is brought to you by Hire Space, the UK's leading venue booking platform.

Feb 2018

36 min 44 sec

The EventLAB Podcast - Your window into the Events Conversation.   In the Episode Jackson Clark from Patch interviews Glenn Mainwaring, Events Professional and contestant on the Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Glenn Shares his experiences on the show, what he took away from it all and what it's like to work in an events team at the iconic Barbican Centre.  SAS: Who Dares Wins Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0VCNEb8cYs   Amazing Events Spaces at the Barbican     Follow Us To keep up with the latest EventLAB news, and info on the live events check out eventlab.online You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a question or topic you'd like us to discuss or you're an events professional interested in appearing on the show, you can get in touch with us via email: Eventlab@hirespace.com   The EventLAB podcast is brought to you by Hire Space, the UK's leading venue booking platform.  

Jan 2018

34 min 17 sec