Podcast: How Face-to-Face Events Can Change the World (Episode 128)

Richard Attias, a leader in the world of high-profile global conferences, discusses how live gatherings can build bridges between cultures and world leaders.

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Photo: Courtesy of Richard Attias & Associates

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Richard Attias

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Richard Attias, the head of communications firm Richard Attias & Associates and a producer of such high-profile events as the New York Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Nobel Laureates Conferences, and the World Economic Forum. Attias shares how live, face-to-face conversations can build bridges between cultures and world leaders, and discusses the attributes of a great moderator, how technology can create active participants, what format works best for large conferences, and much more.

Sponsored by Hilton Meetings & Events.
Running time 48:24.

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: why finding a great moderator is harder than finding a great speaker; how to create a sense of community for event guests; why he doesn't consider himself an "event planner"; how new technology can enhance conferences before, during, and after

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This Episode Is Sponsored By...

  • Hilton Meetings & Events
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