Podcasts

Björn again, in Berlin: Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Series 3, Episode 9

 In this episode Mark Felstead introduces Björn Kempe, a German events professional with several stories to tell and projects launching from the ashes of the pandemic’s wildfire effect: Björn, originally from Halle in eastern Germany, has over 20 years’ experience representing and brokering trade fair deals for organisations in Asia – whether Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok or Hong Kong – he h...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Series 3, Episode 8

Download link for episode 8.  In this episode Mark Felstead talks to Stuart Barnes, who has over 15 years event experience in Berlin and a great supporter of the city and all it has to offer for major events. Stuart originally from Perth, Australia, arrived in Berlin, via a stint in the Connaught Rooms in London, and explains how he is creating new business around the enabling that new technology ...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Series 3, Episode 7

Merryn Scholz, K.I.T. Group: BERLIN LOVES YOU! In this episode our host Mark Felstead returns to the core values of BABs and talks to Merryn Scholz, general manager of K.I.T. Group in Berlin – one of Europe’s largest PCOs – about the role she recently played in organising the Freedom Dinner for 3,000 guests on the recently closed Berlin Tegel airfield, as well as talking a little about how congres...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Series 3 Episode 6

Episode 6 – Making a splash! The Godfather (a.k.a. Mark Felstead) speaks to Jacquie Hughes who, for a couple of glorious Olympic weeks in July, was probably the most famous mother in the UK thanks to a viral video. Jacquie Hughes is a mother of five and the video of her and her family cheering on son Tom Dean to his first Olympic swimming gold medal in Tokyo (200m freestyle) went viral and has now...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties – Series 3

Episode 5 – The TV Tower’s Christina Aue In this episode our host Mark Felstead talks to Christina Aue, MD of Berlin’s iconic TV Tower. Not only is the TV Tower a tremendous tourist attraction, whether with its 360-degree views of the city from 203m up on the viewing platform or from its fabulous revolving restaurant 207m in the sky, but also a unique event location. “The highest sightseeing tour ...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties – Series 3

Episode 4 – Opening shots and sustainable practices We take a longer and more winding route than usual through this episode as our host Mark Felstead strides out to visit some of his favourite Berlin hotels and venues and conducts a vox pop report on local reaction to Berlin opening up. He finds out how business guests are once again checking into hotels, and the city’s cafes and restaurants are o...