2205, 2020

Podcast Episode 5: The Road Ahead

A discussion of the current state of the live events industry.

What’s the future of live events? Les Goldberg gains insight from David Adler- Founder of Bizbash, Andrea Michaels- Founder of Extraordinary Events and John Vadino- Founder of The Production Network. (more…)

1505, 2020

Podcast Episode 4: The Road Ahead

A discussion of the current state of the live events industry.

This week Les Goldberg talks with Chief Creative Officer of Mode Studios Bob Bonniol, Founder of Tencue Jeff Wilk, and CEO/Founder of Linder Global Events Rebecca Linder on the ingredients for a great show. (more…)

805, 2020

Podcast Episode 3: The Road Ahead

A discussion of the current state of the live events industry.

In this episode of “The Road Ahead,” Les Goldberg welcomes Mark Jeffries, keynote presenter, host and moderator, David Fischette, President, CEO, & Chief Creative at Go West Creative, and Dr. Tony Ricotta, Senior Company Manager at Cirque du Soleil, to discuss why the audience matters. (more…)

2904, 2020

Podcast Episode 2: The Road Ahead

A discussion of the current state of the live events industry.

In Les Goldberg’s most recent podcast, he talks with Huntly Christie, CEO of Christie Lites, Mark Haley, President of Smart City, and Colin Murphy, President of Bungalow Scenic Studios, on holding live events in the future safely. (more…)

2204, 2020

Podcast: The Road Ahead with Les Goldberg

A discussion of the current state of the live events industry.

The live events industry is no stranger to tough times, but today we are dealing with the fight of our lives. “The Road Ahead” podcast, hosted by Les Goldberg, CEO of ETP and LMG, explores the COVID-19 pandemic’s deep impact on live events, altering the ways we gather, meet and communicate. (more…)

2003, 2020

Uncharted Territory

  Hunkering Down and Navigating the Unprecedented Crisis within the Live Events Industry.

The live events industry is no stranger to tough times, but today we are dealing with the fight of our lives. Uncertainty around the world is taking its toll on our industry with the global outbreak of COVID-19. The word “cancelled” is the new normal and has created a wave of unprecedented economic impact that has swept across our industry. (more…)

1403, 2019

A Seat at the Table

  The Importance of Involving the Production Team at the Onset of Meeting Planning

Recently, I was having a discussion with an event producer about the current state of working within the hotel environment and the challenges of staging live events. He mentioned to me how the production team really needs to get a seat at the table for the initial contract negotiation between the hotel and the meeting planner or decision maker that is responsible for venue selection. (more…)

3011, 2018

Cue the Applause

  There’s no business like show business, but is it right for everyone?

When you were a child dreaming of what you wanted to be when you grew up, what could have been a better dream than show business? The excitement of a production – the lights, camera, action – whether on the stage, or behind the scenes, there is an energy before the curtain goes up, and when it goes down, there are applause. Who couldn’t love being a part of something like that? (more…)

3007, 2018

The David vs Goliath Effect on Live Events

 Is your staging company operated by an owner or a private equity firm?

While the live events industry has evolved in many ways over the last decade, one of the most noticeable changes has been the reduction of companies due to industry consolidation, through a sweep of mergers and acquisitions taking place across the market. The result of this trend has left the industry with fewer players, basically a couple of giant mega-corporations owned by private equity firms, along with a more limited selection of owner-operated firms that are in a constant battle to compete. (more…)

3105, 2018

Crossing the Lines

 The lose-lose scenario of blurring the lines between production and technical services

Once upon a time in the world of live events, production companies developed creative ideas that were transmitted into a plan to deliver the message of a show. Then, there was an audiovisual staging company that provided equipment and staffing to execute on that plan and bring the vision of the production team to life. (more…)