December 5, 2019
If you've been on top of the news, then you already know about the Bizbash Connect acquisition. That's right - Tarsus Connect, the business travel, and meetings event company acquired BizBash, the US-based event media company. And as you might guess, that's exactly what we'll be covering on this week's Event Brew. Because we simply love to jump on the most exciting and relevant news inside the events industry to give you the scoop!
So, this time around, our amazing hosts Nick Borelli and Will Curran are here to give you the details. What propelled the BizBash Connect acquisition? And what does this mean for the events industry? How will this impact everyone involved, both directly and indirectly? To learn all of this and more, press play right now - it's time to get brewing!
November 28, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! The Brew Crew is taking the week off to reflect and celebrate. Instead of a normal episode, Thuy and Will came to wish you a great day! And they want to hear from you! Email us ideas and feedback for upcoming shows! Who knows we just might mention you in an upcoming episode! We are thankful for all our wonderful subscribers and anyone who has taken the time to listen to Event Brew and we hope you have a wonderful holiday!
November 21, 2019
Event trend reports are starting to come along now that a new year is set to begin. And to some people in the events industry, that’s the equivalent of the most wonderful time of the year. Some are either writing them or anxiously waiting to read them. But just like any other topic, event trend reports can spark some controversy amongst event professionals. Love them, hate them, or disregard them, the reports exist and show no signs of slowing down or simply dying.
So on this week’s episode of Event Brew, we’re tackling this somewhat controversial topic. Is it time for event trend reports to go? or are they actually a pretty helpful tool for our industry? As usual, we have the pleasure of counting on four different perspectives on the matter. Our lovely hosts Nick Borelli, Thuy Diep, Dustin Westling, and Will Curran all share their feelings and opinions. So, without further ado, pick up your favorite winter drink and let’s get brewing!
November 14, 2019
In this week's episode of Event Brew, we're going down the rabbit hole of event terms. Because let's face it, every industry has its fair share of jargon, lingo, and acronyms. And the events industry just so happens to have more than enough to go around! No matter how long you've been in the industry, you've probably been confused a couple of times. Someone uses a term, someone uses another...and all of a sudden, you're completely lost. We get you!
This is why today we're tackling the topic of event terms head-first. Our lovely hosts Thuy Diep, Dustin Westling, and Will Curran share their thoughts on all of the jargon and lingo in the industry. Who knows, maybe you'll learn something you never knew before. So press that play button and let's get brewing!
November 7, 2019
Worker productivity has been a hot topic in the past few years. And issues such as work-life balance, the motto "work to live, don't live to work"; have sparked quite a few conversations. It's no secret that the amount of hours people work decreased over the past century. But the question remains. Should people work even less than 40 hours, thus increasing their productivity? Well, that's exactly what we'll be discussing on this week's Event Brew.
In light of a recent article about Microsoft's four day work week, we decided to talk about worker productivity in this light. Our hosts Will Curran and Dustin Westling share their opinions on the matter while discussing what this could mean for the events industry. So, are you curious to know what they think? Let's get brewing!
October 24, 2019
If you're in the events industry, you know that event associations can be a great thing. The perks and benefits one gets from being a part of these associations are nothing short of amazing. Education, information, and exchange of ideas are all things we need as both human beings and an industry. But while these are facts, the question of whether or not event associations remain relevant is still out there. Do they even matter anymore? Do event professionals actually need them?
Well, that is exactly the topic we'll be tackling on this week's edition of Event Brew. Our always amazing hosts Will Curran, Nick Borelli, Thuy Diep, and Dustin Westling are here to share their opinions on the subject. And as always, having different perspectives and backgrounds makes for a pretty amazing conversation. So grab your favorite drink, it's time to get brewing!
October 17, 2019
Ding, ding ding, it's time to talk about supplier-partner relationships in events! And this is, of course, a topic very dear and near to our hearts. When it's time decide between in-house and third-party, who will win? Is there a better option at all times? Or does it depend on specific situations? We're sure these are all questions that have danced around your mind at least one time. But because we're all about answers, this juicy episode of Event Brew will do the best to help you out. This is one of those times where having four spectacular hosts with different backgrounds and experience comes in handy. Will Curran, Nick Borelli, Thuy Diep, and Dustin Westling all have something to say about the topic of supplier-partner relationships in events. Things are about to get a little heated but in the best possible sense. Grab your drink and let's get brewing!
October 10, 2019
It's the oldest dilemma in history - education vs experience. And when it comes to the events industry, it's more than normal to ponder for a bit. In an industry where experience oftentimes seems to overtake education, which one has more weight? If you want to become an event professional, should you invest in education first? Or is it safer to immediately jump into the field to get your hands dirty? And with the rise of offers in higher education institutions, the lines seem to get even more blurred. But thankfully enough, this week's Event Brew is ready to tackle the topic of education vs experience. Our amazing hosts Will Curran, Nick Borelli, Thuy Diep, and Dustin Westling all have completely different backgrounds. And yet, all of them made it in the events industry. Which makes for the perfect environment to discuss the pros and cons of each side. So, education vs experience - which one should you put your money on? Let's get brewing and find out!
October 3, 2019
We believe strongly just because some topics are more sensitive, doesn't mean we should avoid them. Silence is oftentimes more of a peril than a benefit, and it invites inaction. So this time around on the industry's most unfiltered show, we're talking mass shootings in the events industry. Our hosts Will Curran, Nick Borelli, Thuy Diep, and Dustin Westling sit down to share their thoughts on the matter. If you're curious to learn what these four event profs have to say, then press play, and let's get brewing! For the full resources check out our blog.