Podcasts

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...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, episode 3, Bernhard Wolff

Our regular host Mark Felstead in this week’s episode, meets in the Axica’s Sky Lobby, Bernhard Wolff, creator and presenter of the popular  ‘Ideenfrühstück’ (Ideas Breakfast) which has been a regular series, featuring great ideas to start your day with a creative impulse. Bernhard, who came to Berlin from Hamburg 12 years ago, is much more than a breakfast time ideas man, however. He moved ...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties (BAB) Series 3, Episode 2

Diversity Day Special Our host Mark Felstead marks World Diversity Day (18 May) with a session involving a trio of Berlin’s leading supporters of diversity and all its glorious colours. Although the image of diversity is seemingly bright for Berlin, there is a dark cloud threatening the rainbow, Mark notes. Guests for this second episode of BAB Series 3 are Irene Wolters from the AXICA, Gregor Bla...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Series 3 Episode 1

– Going sustainable with three Berliners, a wedding and a baby… With Analena Baerbrock from Germany’s Alliance 90/The Greens leading many of the polls for the country’s upcoming September elections, it is an excellent time for our host Mark Felstead to talk to two of the Berlin’s leading exponents in sustainability for events. Enter Alex Beck, sustainability manager from the AXICA venue in Berlin ...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, episode 11: Futurehain

In this, the final edition of BAB series 2, our host Mark Felstead channels his inner starship Enterprise as he is clearly inspired and extra enthused by two exceptional members of the Berlin ‘events intelligentsia’, the co-founders of the Futurehain agency. As Mark, in a typical flight of fancy puts it: Berlin, the final frontier This is the podcast of the digital agency Futurehain Their 10-year ...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Episode 10: We can be Heroes…

 Our BAB host Mark Felstead’s guest this time is Tanja Schramm, who has worked for over 30 years in the events business, including in hotels and agencies in many countries and now runs Meet Germany, which boasts the largest network of event professionals in the German speaking world – over 3,000 community members from a thousand-plus companies. This year Tanja is planning the expansion o...

Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, Episode 9: Tales of two cities

This week our host Mark Felstead leads a double-header chat in a true tale of two cities. He talks to Sebastian Loefl from the Novotel Tiergarten Berlin and with Jason Allan Scott (pictured) from London about ways to generate new revenue sources in hotels, cafes, restaurants and venue spaces. First up is Jason who explains the difference between WFH and WFA and what the GIG economy means. Fancy yo...

From German Breakfast TV to live event coaching…

In this episode (8) of Berlin’s Awakening Beauties, our host Mark Felstead talks to one of Germany’s Breakfast TV celebrities. Kay-Sölve Richter (pictured) is a woman Mark confesses he often shares his morning coffee with – via TV of course, as she is the News Anchor for ZDF Breakfast TV. Kay is an absolute bundle of energy and floods the podcast waves with her passion and energy as she explains m...

Getting to know you with Hello Hospitality’s new podcast series

Our International Portfolio managing editor Paul Colston is one of the guests in Hello Hospitality Kathryn Clarke’s ‘Getting to Know You’ new podcast series. The Warwickshire events and hospitality consultancy business Hello Hospitality says ‘Hello’ to a range of industry personalities and business owners in a new podcast series named, ‘Getting to Know You’. Business owner ...

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