Incentive Talk with SITE Texas — Episode 3

 

As I write this it’s February and 2019 has confirmed that it’s not going anywhere, at least not for the next 11 months. My January was a whirlwind of travel, late nights and early days. In the first 3 weeks of the year I visited 3 countries, had a number of chances to reconnect with industry friends, both old and new, AND record, edit and release the first of what I expect to be many podcasts focused on the industry and people that make is such a great place to be.

Incentive Talk with SITE Texas, Episode 1 was recorded entirely while in Bangkok for the SITE Global Conference. A 2 parter, part 1 offered an in-depth conversation with my good friend and industry partner, Jonathan Richards, with Maui Jim Sunglasses, and part 2 focused on 2019 SITE Texas President, Kelly Kunz Meyer with Brightspot and 2020 Chapter President-elect, Lauren Dunnaway with Infinix Global Meetings & Events. If you haven’t had a chance to listen, I encourage you to do so. It’s on iTunes and Spotify and it’s free.

February 7th we had our first Chapter meeting of the year. What a way to kick things off! We were joined by 2019 SITE International President Philip Eidsvold, Vice President, Strategic Alliances at One10 and SITE Chief Marketing Officer, Padraic Gilligan.

Philip delivered a “State of SITE” message followed by an incredibly interactive panel discussion delivered by Padraic and a panel consisting of Mike May, President of Brightspot and IRF Chairman; Lorraine Mahoney, Marriott Global Account Manager; and Laurie Sprouse, President and Founding Partner of Ultimate Ventures DMC (also founder of SITE Texas, just incase there’s a quiz later). With almost 100 in attendance at Texas Live, the new entertainment venue sitting between Rangers Stadium and ATT Stadium, it was quite a night. It also gave me the chance to interview Philip and Padraic for Episode 2 of the podcast.

Incentive Talk with SITE Texas, Episode 2 was released just days ago and is also a 2 part effort. Part 1 is my interview with Philip and Padraic outlining what has come out of the Bangkok conference and what it means for SITE locally and globally. Part 2 is a great interview with Laurie sharing the story of how Ultimate Venture came to be, and what being part of SITE has meant to her and her career.

All of this and the month is hardly half over!

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As mentioned earlier, the podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify. You can also listen at: www.sitetexas.libsyn.com.