Podcast: How a Group of Competitors Came Together for Good During COVID-19 (Episode 191)

Czarnowski's Nick Simonette discusses the LiveforLife coalition and shares his predictions for the future of live events.

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Host: David Adler
Guest: Nick Simonette

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler chats with Nick Simonette, vice president of sales for full-service exhibit and event company Czarnowski. He discusses how Czarnowski teamed up with two competitors—George P. Johnson and Exploring—to launch the LiveForLife coalition, which encompasses more than 200 event production companies that can build, ship, and install temporary structures such as patient rooms and testing or vaccine centers. Simonette also shares predictions for how live events will return, discussing the rise of gesture-based technology, what trade show booths of the future will look like, how future live events will merge virtual elements, the main ingredients to engage people today, and much more.

Running time: 32:14

Click here to see a full list of LiveforLife partners and information on how your company can get involved. Participating companies currently include CORT Events, Freeman, GES Events, Fern, Sparks, Pinnacle, Acer Exhibits & Events, Marquee Event Rentals, and more than 200 others. 

Further Reading: 
Ask BizBash: What Are Some Ways I Can Support My Event Industry Peers Right Now?

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