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Podcast: Why Marriott Created a Film Festival to Promote Its Meeting Capabilities (Episode 148)

Behind-the-scenes at Marriott's inaugural 48-Hour Film Challenge in Vancouver.

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Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guests: Jason Dallas, Amy Popper, David Shepheard

In this episode of GatherGeeks, BizBash editor in chief Beth Kormanik sits down with the team behind the Marriott Convention and Resort Network's inaugural 48-Hour Film Challenge, which took place at the Douglas Hotel in Vancouver in March. Marriott CRN senior marketing manager Amy Popper, executive producer of the Film Challenge Jason Dallas, and Vancouver Film commissioner David Shepheard discuss the logistics of the challenge, which saw four teams of filmmakers creating short, themed films at the hotel in just two days. They share how the idea came out, how it was used to promote the hotel's meeting capabilities, how this can be a model for future events, and more.

Sponsored by BizBash Live: Florida. Running time: 21:36.

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: the logistics of the challenge and how teams were selected; how a documentary of the challenge will showcase what it's like to plan an event with Marriott CRN; previewing the Vancouver International Film Festival

Further Reading:
More details on the challenge

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