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Running Two Annual Conferences for Entrepreneurs in Bangkok and Austin with Catalina Alvarez from Dynamite Circle

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This is an amazing interview to hear from to a conference organizer about how she plans, markets and runs large events. Catalina manages two annual conferences in Austin and Bangkok for a group for ‘location independent entrepreneurs’ called the Dynamite Circle founded by Dan and Ian from The Tropical MBA which I’m also a member of.

On the interview we discuss:

How Catalina moved from Spain to Miami then went to work in China aged just 18What it was like living in ShenzhenHow she came to work for the Dynamite CircleHow they sell a lot of tickets for the next year right after the end of the conference, and before the dates are even announced!The pros and cons of holding an annual conference in the same venue versus moving it aroundThe problems in Asia with customs when your shipping packages from sponsors worldwideHow the payment schedule works when working with conference hotelsWhy you might not want to use a hotel for the fir…
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William Kunhardt - A successful Classical music conductor who also runs ‘The London Feast’ - an immersive secret dining experience in London

This was my favourite interview so far and I think you will really like it! Will Kunhardt is a fascinating guy…. A classically trained violinist who wanted to be a conductor and got his start by putting on his own concerts instead of waiting to he hired.

Will parlayed that into founding his own Orchestra (called the Arensky Chamber Orchestra) then co founding a company to run a series of epic ‘Immersive Experiences’ in London, including one coming up in December 2018 called The Great Christmas Feast..a ‘secret dining experience’ experience based around Charles Dickens ‘Christmas Carol.’

We talk a lot about how Will still remains creative and works as a musician and composer while retaining full control over his creations and running a profit making business.

On the interview we talk about:
How Will got his start as a classical music conductor by putting on his own eventsHow becoming a conductor is more competitive than becoming a premiership footballerHow Beethoven, Mozart and Wagner …

‘How to sell your event’ with Steve Monnington from Mayfield Merger Strategies

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It’s something every event producer thinks at one time…. “I’d love to sell my event.” But is it even possible, and who would buy your event?

On this week's episode of ‘The Events Podcast’ I spoke with Steve Mornington from Mayfield Merger Strategies. Steve is a ‘business broker’ for selling events, and his company handles the whole ‘Merger & Acquisition’ process.

This is an amazing interview for anyone who may be thinking about selling their event in the future. Steve is super knowledgeable on this topic and handles multiple millions in dealflow each year. On the interview we get into:

What type of events are the easiest to sell
The difference between ‘Conference businesses’ and ‘Exhibition businesses’When to sell your eventHow …

Running ‘Coworkation’ and ‘Freedom X Fest’ with Stuart Jones

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On this week's episode of ‘The Events Podcast’ I spoke with Stuart Jones. Stuart runs a series of entrepreneurial retreats in cool locations called coworkation and just ran his first conference Freedom X Fest in the Spanish Pyrenees which lasted 6 days and had over 400 attendees!

Stuart came to Europe from Australia as a backpacker and started off in Spain where he had a lot of adventures; from turning his apartment into a ‘pop up hostel’ to running pub crawls then guided trips to Oktoberfest amongst other destinations.

Stuart focused on getting a good database of companies selling products to the digital nomad/location independent community in order to get them to co promote his events and/or become sponsors.

Stuart maintains an act…

Running residential retreats for entrepreneurs across the world with Chris Reynolds

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On this week's episode of ‘The Events Podcast’ I spoke with Chris Reynolds from The Business Method. I was lucky enough to be interviewed on Chris’s podcast so it’s great to get him on ours.

We are both part of an entrepreneurs group called the ‘DC’ and have met in person a few times but I didn’t know much about his background so it was cool to dig in and talk about his background and how it led to his events.

Chris ran charity projects in Costa Rica, Peru and Africa where he got a taste for running live events. This led him to run ‘The Entrepreneur House’, a productivity focused residential retreat in multiple cities including Barcelona and Chiang Mai. Chris started off running his events over two months which is a pretty herculean …

From the ‘Business of Software Conference’ to running ‘The Marketing Meetup’ with Joe Glover

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On this week's episode of ‘The Events Podcast’ I spoke with Joe Glover from The Marketing Meetup and it was a really interesting chat. Joe started off doing marketing for the ‘Business of Software Conference’, which is a big deal for the SaaS community, where he ran the marketing for the UK and USA conferences.

They were lucky in that one of the founders was Joel Spolsky who already had a huge audience and this always makes promoting an event 10x easier. Their main marketing method they used was recorded videos of all the speakers at the conference and releasing them gradually throughout the year, with email opt in (using Wistia). Once they had email addresses they then marketed the conference via an email sequence .

We discussed eve…