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IIOLE Podcast

We are happy to announce our brand new podcast show! Join us as we speak to Event Industry Professionals! Listen to our podcast to learn more about the live events industry, get advice and event industry insights! Available on all major podcast streaming sites. 


From a M.Sc in International Event Management to working at the Euros and Olympics in 2024! 

Join us with another inspiring podcast with Josephine Kiesel. In this podcast we talk about Josephine journey and how she managed to land a role at the Euros and Olympics which are both taking place this year!


Growing up in Würzburg, Germany Josephine started rowing and made the Junior National Rowing Team in 2016. Sat bow seat in the women’s eight they won gold at the European Junior championships 2016 in Trakai and Silver at the World Junior Championships in Rotterdam that year.

She received a scholarship at Syracuse, NY (USA) to row and study B.Sc. Sport Management.

She Led the team as senior co-captain 2020-2021 to the best finish (10th) at the NCAA Championships in program history.

Josephine then moved to Paris to study a M.Sc in International Event Management at EM Normandie, she graduated top of the class in spring 2023.

After graduating she landed a role working at UEFA EURO 2024 (Frankfurt) in June 2023 as VIP Accommodation Coordinator and will be working at the Olympics in Paris later on this year.


The incredible journey the live events industry can take you!

Starting our first episode of the year with a bang! Join us in this 2 hour episode in which we speak to Paul Barton!

Paul’s career is one that spans across the world. From South Africa to continental Europe and now making waves in the Middle East, Paul's career is a global adventure that will leave you inspired and motivated!

From working as specialist crew in the start of his career to project managing some of the biggest events in the world, Paul's journey is one that is remarkable and inspiring. 

Join us as he talks about his journey and gives advice to be successful in the events industry and showcases how your events career can take you on quite the journey!


From graduate to entrepreneur! | How to start your event business 

Join us in this podcast where we talk to Joe Willcox about his journey from being a graduate to becoming an entrepreneur.

Joe is a graduate in event production and has worked with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Rudimental, and Mariah Carey. With a wealth of technical experience, he started his own production company called Light Em Up in 2019. Light Em Up specialises in stage lighting, sound, technical production, streaming, and festive lights. They offer design, installation, and supply of creative visual solutions, ranging from architectural light displays to nightclub installations, schools, and festivals.

Join us as we speak to Joe about how he entered the events industry, his experience touring with some of the biggest artists in the world, how he started his business, and how he acquired his first clients.


Gron Koncert: The Touring Festival Managed by 700 Volunteers

 In this episode we talk to Jacob Bostrup who is the crew chief for a touring festival called Gron Koncert.


Grøn Koncert (literally "Green Concert") is an annually recurring series of Danish one-day music festivals. What makes this festival incredibly unique is that the whole festival tours to 8 different locations around Denmark. Not only do they tour the whole production but the event is run by 700 volunteers which make up 98% of the staff that work at the event each year.


Pathway to Stage Management 

 In this episode we talk to Danielle Calthorpe-Byrne


Have you ever been curious about the role of a stage manager and how you can pursue a career in this part of the events industry? Join us in this captivating podcast as we engage in an insightful conversation with Danielle, a seasoned professional with a decade of experience in the live events. Danielle's journey commenced with her performances in large ice shows, which ignited a passion for production.

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Pathway to Event Production

 In this episode we talk to Dan Jones.


Dan has been working as a freelance technical manager specialising in all things Audio, Lighting and Production since 2016. He has worked with established and up-and-coming clients. He is passionate about delivering incredible service, whether he is working in Theatre, Live Events, Streaming or Conferences.


How volunteering led to a full time position at the Commonwealth Games! | An inspiring event story

Join us in a brand new podcast with Bethany Baristow-Morris!


Straight after finishing her Events Management degree, Bethany took a freelance role with Birmingham opening/closing ceremony and was a key member of the team, taking her to work in the logistics department of the Birmingham 2022 


From education to working on mega events, a conversation with Sofia Morana. 

We have a great new podcast in which we speak to Sofia Morana, one of the stage managers at EXPO 2022. What is unique about Sofia's story, she graduated in 2018 and has already worked on a range of mega events. This is a truly inspiring podcast that shows how education has allowed Sofia to take on high profile projects with confidence and maturity.

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James Pemblington - Projects and Event Production Specialist

Our latest podcast with James Pemblington - Projects and Event Production Specialist.

In this episode James talks to us about his experience in the Live Event Industry with a focus on Event Production and his time working at Alton Towers.

Virtual Events. How technology can inspire your event

If you are looking to create a virtual event then you need to listen to this episode! How technology can inspire your event. We speak to Shannon Harvey who is a freelance creative, academic and influencer working in digital media and lighting across many sectors.

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Events can take place during a pandemic (Restart19 Findings)

In this episode we talk about the key findings that have been published following an experiment in Germany that aimed to show how coronavirus travels at indoor events. 

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Welcome to the first ever IIOLE Podcast! In this first episode we speak to Shannon Harvey of Creative Alchemy One and Klean Dalton of Lucid Technologies. This episode is about virtual events from a clients prospective and what clients should expect when thinking and creating a virtual event for their business or brand.

Introduction to virtual events from a client perspective.

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