Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties
Episode 11: Thanks for the memoriesIn this, our final episode before a short summer break, our host Mark Felstead introduces us to Kieran Dennis – once a legend of Berlin’s event scene upped anchor and moved back to London where he now works as a DMC for Incentives and Cruise Ships. Kieran explains it is a business sub-sector that has been literally stranded over the last few months.
Episode 10: Meet the busy bees at PanUP“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.“ – Albert Einstein. This week, in our AXICA/Mash Media podcast episode, you can hear about how one of Berlin’s leading DMC’s is coping with the current situation and how clients are slowly but surely moving towards online and hybrid events. And it seems that it could be the French that are among the first to show their mettle.
Episode 9: Take your seat on the cloud for Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties PodcastAXICAA’s Mark Felstead this week talks to Sabine Reise, MD of AllSeated Germany, a digital company dedicated to supporting suppliers and buyers and bringing them together digitally and interactively on a virtual, cloud-based platform to sell or plan better their events. Turn to hear how to upgrade your floor plans/event plans simply, to make them comply with Covid-19 social distancing and also how to host or join virtual site inspections and walk arounds complete with 360° and 3D images.
Episode 8: Keeping the flame of inspiration alightIn this episode AXICA’s Mark Felstead leads us to discover how Berlin’s hotel scene has been trying to cope with the corona crisis and we hear about some of the innovative ideas the city’s hotel managers have been dreaming up to raise both revenues and the spirits of their staff. Amid all the community spirit on show, we should remember there have been many heart rendering stories of lifelong hoteliers having to close their properties.
Episode 7: Life’s a cabaret my friendThis week’s podcast is packed full of advice for speakers and explores how to command an audience without dying on stage; how to realise that failure is a MUST if you want know what really works. It also offers some great learnings from comedy greats Robin Williams and Whoopee Goldberg. The lessons well illustrate just how important it is to tell your story and not be afraid of showing your weaknesses to win an audience over.
Episode 6: K.I.T. Group’s View of Moving Forward in Berlin’s Event IndustryIn this episode AXICA’s Mark Felstead interviews the MD of leading PCO K.I.T. Group, Merryn Scholz, on a range of topical issues, including how medical associations are being affected by the situation around Covid-19. She discusses navigating the process of finding new dates for their events in the coming years and also how they are fitting in re-bookings of cancelled conferences into the calendar. For some the knock-on effects go right into 2024.
Episode 5: Prepared for take offThe latest podcast episode from AXICA Berlin’s Mark Felstead, in conjunction with Mash Media, updates us on what events are currently allowed to be held in Berlin. Viewers will also get expert insights on how the next phases of the loosening of the restrictions might effect the process of hosting events in the city.
Episode 4In Mark Felstead’s latest episode of Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties (a joint project between the AXICA Event Centre and CMW), he talks again to Patrick Havenstein from Teamgeist about a very creative and sustainable teambuilding event – The Insect Hotel!
Episode 3: Exclusive interview with Ivor CumminsOur roving Berlin Prince Charming, Mark Felstead moves out his AXICA comfort zone to deliver an exclusive interview for CMW with Ivor Cummins, a leading bio chemical engineer and globally respected thought leader on Covid-19. He is also author of Eat Rich Live Long.
Episode 2: Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties start to wake up
In his unique Prince Charming style, Mark asks what it means for Berlin to slowly be waking up to the New Normal. He also asks why re-boarding is now so relevant in this fast-moving situation, and also whether the managers are ready to deal with the challenges involved in our hospitality and MICE sector. And who is managing the managers?
Episode 1: The City’s event community is ready to bounce back into action
Our roving Berliner Mark Felstead has moved out of his elegant AXICA venue settings where we last met him here, to find out how some other key Berlin business events and MICE players are coping and preparing to bounce back.
In his Berlin’s Sleeping Beauties podcast, he discovers a strong spirit in the destination and MICE community and some fresh ideas and plans for operating in the ‘new normal’ future.