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Podcast: How to Create Events With Impact (Episode 145)

Washington-based event designer and producer André Wells shares his event philosophy.

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Photo: Courtesy of Events by André Wells

Hosts: David Adler, Alex Carter
Guest: André Wells

In the latest edition of GatherGeeks' "Sparking Change" series of episodes recorded at the Meridian International Center in Washington, BizBash C.E.O. David Adler and Zkipster's Alex Carter chat with AndrĂ© Wells, the owner of Events by AndrĂ© Wells. He discusses his event philosophy, sharing the questions he asks clients, the importance of a carefully curated guest list, and how to know when an event has impact. He also explains how to make every guest feel like a V.I.P., how to create effective fund-raising ideas, ways decor can further an event's mission, and more. 

Sponsored by Hilton Meetings & Events. Running time: 34:58

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: Why evening events in Washington should never start before 6:30; best practices for sit-down dinners; the importance of follow-up after an event; the fashion, restaurants, music, and more that inspire him

Further Reading:
Top 40 Event Designers 2017: André Wells

Follow Wells on Instagram

This Episode Is Sponsored By:
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