Apr 12, 2020
In this interview, we speak with Eileen Valois. Eileen talks about the reason she works at Production Resource Group (PRG), and chats about her involvement with Sports Innovation Hub, Stadia Ventures. She then brings us up to speed on the Live Events Coalition, including its mission, goals, their current initiatives, and the significant traction, AND membership, it's gained since its recent founding.
Senior Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Sports & Fan Engagement, PRG
Production Resource Group (PRG): https://www.prg.com/
Stadia Ventures: http://www.stadiaventures.com/
Live Event Coalition: http://liveeventscoalition.org
Live Events Coalition Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eventindustryaid/about/
Change.org Petition: https://www.change.org/p/donald-j-trump-federal-aid-package-for-events-industry
LinkedIn: Twitter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrilwalters/
Episode 3 By the Numbers:
00:00 | Terri Walters
Meet Eileen Valois: Advisor, Stadia Ventures; PRG; Executive Committee/PR Chair, Live Events Coalition.
05:07 | Eileen Valois
Eileen illuminates us to the world of Stadia Ventures – the SHARK TANK of the sports & Esports ecosystem.
11:54 | Eileen Valois
The heart of the matter – staying active, connected, learning, mentoring, and growing.
16:50 | Terri Walters
Mentoring, encouragement and learning in the events industry. How are we doing? What’s your legacy?
21:00 | Eileen Valois
Innovating at PRG. Evolving the event experience. Creating amazing events. Engaging audiences.
24:08 | Terri Walters
As a Producer, what’s your Value Proposition?
27:50 | Eileen Valois
PRG re-tooling to help save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
29:23 | Eileen Valois
COVID-19 quickly and thoroughly devasted the Live Events business putting 10 million jobs at risk. Enter: Isaac Rothwell, Founder, Live Events Coalition (LEC). How do we pull together like never before to save our industry?
44:42 | Terri Walters
How can people get involved, help, support and utilize the Live Events Coalition? www.LiveEventsCoalition.org
50:14 | Eileen Valois
Live Events Coalition creates the “Faces Behind Events” campaign. Bringing typically “behind-the-scenes” event pros to the fore to create awareness about the people who make the industry run, and the needs of a devasted industry in the wake of COVID-19.
54:00 | Eileen Valois
The National Live Events Coalition moves into local Chapters to better serve their business communities.