The Talking Point: The IMEX Group Podcast

The Talking Point: The IMEX Group Podcast

By IMEX Group
A podcast from the IMEX Group, The Talking Point explores the biggest topics in the meetings and events space. Twice a month Kit Watts, IMEX Strategic Communications Director, talks with the people influencing positive change in the industry, through the lens of our annual Talking Point for 2020 and 2021: NATURE.
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"Embracing nature in event design" A conversation with Ruud Janssen.

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"Nature-inspired spaces" A conversation with Ed Poland.
Today in our episode we’re talking nature-inspired spaces with Ed Poland, Co-Founder at Hire Space. This episode is all about unique and interesting venues and planner attitudes towards nature and sustainability. You’ll take away insights including: Where nature and sustainability rank on the list of planners’ priorities Why outdoor or nature-infused spaces are the perfect place to hold an event Why your attendees care about sustainable credentials – and what this means for you How technology can be used to recreate the effects of nature at your events What the shift in attitude has been towards sustainable suppliers Why IMEX chooses to “share what we learn” and believes in the importance of making mistakes --- NEW: Join us in a brand-new virtual world of wonder, community and connections – www.planetIMEX.com. --- If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our shows, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/.
12:32
May 21, 2020
"Nature and sustainability" A conversation with Carina Bauer.
Today in our episode we’re talking the IMEX Group’s approach to sustainability and nature, with Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. This episode is all about our Talking Point, which for 2020 and 2021 is (you guessed it!) NATURE. You’ll learn some captivating views about Nature and what it means for our industry and the destinations that embrace it, including: Why no plastic bags are allowed into Rwanda and what that means for travellers The ways that smaller destinations can make BIG changes happen quickly Why the Global Destination Sustainability Index has raised the visibility of destinations’ sustainability efforts What going ‘beyond a tradeshow’ means to IMEX How we REALLY feel about meat-free meals at events How planners feel about sustainable trade shows Addressing the elephant in the room for the business events community – how can we justify travelling so much? --- NEW: Join us in a brand-new virtual world of wonder, community and connections – www.planetIMEX.com. --- If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our shows, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/.
14:53
May 7, 2020
"Nature-infused meetings" A conversation with Janet Sperstad.
Today in our episode we’re talking nature-infused meetings with Janet Sperstad, educator, innovator and Director of the Meeting and Event Management Programme at Madison College, USA. This episode is all about human DNA and the hormones of leadership. Who knew there was such a thing? You’ll learn some fascinating facts about DNA and how to change your hormones to give you a leadership edge, including the importance of our innate connection to the natural world: Human DNA is only different by 1 – 2% across the world’s entire population – we are all ONE ecosystem and we are all instinctively connected to nature (Biophilic Hypothesis – E O Wilson) Why we all need to understand how dopamine, cortisol and oxytocin affect us – and how to control them Our brains don’t know and don’t care if we’re in nature OR looking at a representation of nature – great news for event planners! What’s the hormone profile of a great leader. Is there a perfect mix? Why oxytocin is your secret weapon (women!) and how to manage it for your best advantage Leadership is a social game. What does that mean? HBR – Podcast 699 – What Great Coaching Looks Like with Richard Boyatzis, Professor at Case Western Reserve University The importance of the superman pose plus washing your hands and taking three deep breaths. Ahhhhhhhhhhh --- If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our shows, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/.
13:13
March 5, 2020
"Making human connections" A conversation with Jonathan Bradshaw.
Today in our episode we’re talking human connections with Jonathan Bradshaw, Creator & CEO, Meetology. Among many great science-based tips, in this conversation you’ll learn about ‘human beings and being human’ including: That meeting with people ‘on purpose’ is a skill; one that can be practiced and improved The power of observing yourself from the 3rd person Why talking out loud to yourself can REALLY help (true!) The importance of ‘failure’ and learning from experience (hint: there’s no such thing as failure) Why nerves are a good thing – and how to use them to your advantage How to reframe your thoughts to give yourself an edge Why and how social connection is important in societies and groups that are burdened by loneliness (because our brains are psychologically designed for connection) How to accept a compliment and why it’s important for your emotional health and wellbeing How to transform being authentic and vulnerable into your very own superpower Seriously, you won’t want to miss out on these precious and transformative 14 minutes. Treat yourself. --- If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our shows, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/. You can watch Jonathan's Meetology Minutes here: www.youtube.com/user/themeetologygroup
13:48
February 19, 2020
"Embracing nature in event design" A conversation with Ruud Janssen.
Today in our episode we’re embracing nature in event design with Ruud Janssen, Managing Partner & Co-founder, Event Design Collective GmbH. You'll find out how nature can inform the event design process, how events are shifting to experiences and how event planners can use nature to influence the behaviour of attendees. If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our shows, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/
13:08
January 31, 2020
"What is the circular economy?" A conversation with Guy Bigwood.
Today in our launch episode we’re exploring the circular economy with Guy Bigwood, Managing Director, Global Destination Sustainability Index. You'll find out what it means to be 'circular' and how meeting and event planners can minimise their impact on the environment by rethinking the traditional 'make, use, dispose' model.  If you're interested in learning more about IMEX, our shows, our values and why we call our company 'The heartbeat of the global business events community', visit our website: www.imexexhibitions.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/IMEXGroup/, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/imex/, Twitter: www.twitter.com/IMEX_Group, Instagram: www.instagram.com/imex_group/ Show notes: Global Destination Sustainability Index: https://www.gds-index.com/, Ellen McArthur foundation, circular economy explained: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/circular-economy/concept, Adidas ocean shoes: https://www.adidas.co.uk/sustainability-parley-ocean-plastic, Interface carpets: https://www.interface.com/EU/en-GB/sustainability/our-journey-en_GB, McKinsey report: https://www.mckinsey.com/,  Events Industry Council Sustainable Event Standards: https://insights.eventscouncil.org/Sustainability/Sustainability-Standards-and-Registry.
14:00
January 15, 2020