The Event Transformation Podcast

The Event Transformation Podcast

The Event Transformation Podcast is a series of one-to-one conversations with industry experts who are making change in the sports, festivals and live events industry. Hosted by Blerter's Head of Event Success Chris Randle, who is obsessed with events and the opportunities they provide as a story-telling platform. New episodes released fortnightly.

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December 15, 2021 57 min

We're joined by Mike Nishi, COO and Partner at Chicago Event Management, to talk about delivering an iconic marathon amid the pandemic. We discuss the unexpected challenges along the way and establishing a plan of attack without depending on muscle memory.

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We're joined by Peter Ashwin, Principal of Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS) — talking about planning and delivering events within an uncertain environment. We discuss critical decision-making processes, new approaches to risk management and how the market will adapt.

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We're joined by Shanelle Barrett, Event Director at SB Events — talking about uncertain times ahead for events, as New Zealand faced it's first Level 4 lockdown in over a year. [This episode was recorded on August 27, 2021]

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We're joined by Steve Adelman, Attorney at Adelman Law Group and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance — talking about event risks (are we treating risks differently now?), legal perspectives on COVID-related "controversies" currently faced by event operators, and why Steve thinks Cardi B is an idiot. 

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We're joined by Bennett Merriman, CEO and co-founder of Rosterfy — talking about workforce engagement, the true value of volunteers (how is the financial, social, mental and community benefits being quantified?), and the evolving approach to volunteer programmes. 

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We're joined by Aaron Carter, Founder and Director of Total Sport — talking about defining a strong mission (the 'why'), and embedding it into the culture of your team, how to keep mentally and physically ready for the oftentimes relentless event game, and why having a strong mission can help you evolve with the rapidly changing industry.

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