Event Industry

Podcasts for #Eventprofs

Written by Kaylynne Hatch

With the recent popularity of shows like Serial and Invisibilia, Podcasts are quickly becoming one of the leading ways that people are hearing stories, learning new information and to keeping up with trends and changes in just about any given field or industry. So it should come as no surprise that podcasting is rising in popularity amongst events professionals. We decided to create a roundup of some of the most popular podcasts for event planners.

The Event Tech Podcast from John Federico, CEO of EventHero

By interviewing industry experts and even tech vendors themselves, John’s podcast highlights the technologies that are changing the event industry. We enjoy the depth of the interviews and appreciate hearing from guests such as Ryan Costello of EventFarm, Trevor Lynn of Social Tables, and many others.

The Exposure Podcast by The Expo Group

If you’ve been in the events industry for a while, you’ve likely run into some of the Expo Group’s work. The Texas-based trade show management and services company started their own podcast last year and aim to “deliver timely information and interviews about the events and exhibits industry.”

PlannersPod hosted by Toby Goodman and James Eager

PlannersPod is for anyone who works in the international events industry including photographers, caterers, production companies, etc. The hosts, Toby and James discuss everything from corporate parties and weddings to fashion shows, sports events, and product launches.

The Meeting Planning Madness Podcast from DMAI’s empowerMINT.com

This podcast aims to help make meeting planners’ lives easier by “sharing valuable meeting planning tips, success strategies, relevant advice and insights from our leading meeting industry experts and convention/visitors bureau (CVB) sales professionals in the trenches.”

The Savvy Event Planner by Tom Crowl

Brought to you by corporate entertainer, Tom Crowl, this podcast features interviews with some of the best in the event services industry “to bring you event planning tips, insights, inspiration and case studies to help you plan successful events.”

GatherGeeks by BizBash Media

One of your favorite resources for information about event trends and news just got a little louder. The GatherGeeks podcast is hosted by Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger and features interviews and discussions about every aspect of event planning, trade shows, conferences, fund-raising events, and much much more!

The Event Planner Association’s Podcast

Did you know that The Event Planner Association even has a podcast? The podcast “brings together event planning experts and vendors to share with you their best practices.”

The Events Podcast by Dan Taylor

‘The Events Podcast’ gives #eventprofs tips, tricks, and tactics to run profitable and stress-free events! Dan has a podcast where he interviews Event Professionals each week and gains great insight into what is going on in the event industry. You can also access this podcast on iTunes.

Next time you’re getting ready for a long drive or flight to yet another event or site visit, be sure to download a podcast or two, you’ll arrive at your destination with some new ideas and new information!

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Kaylynne Hatch

Editor / Social Media Manager at The Meeting Pool
Kaylynne Hatch is a social media expert and online marketing manager. With a Bachelor of Science in Communications and New Media from the University of Utah and a background in graphic design and entrepreneurship. She has been working in the events and travel industry since 2013.