PODCAST RECAP: @lizkingevents and @edwaffles Interview @marie_clair from @showgizmo
February 26, 2016
Marie-Claire is the CEO of New Zealand based SmartShow Ltd (creators of ShowGizmo)
She is a high–energy leader, organiser and excellent liaison between our business and our geeks. She is a business development, sales and capital-raising specialist, having run her own and other people’s businesses.
Marie-Claire was the establishment GM of Wellington’s Angel investment network and her ‘girl geek’ status was confirmed through her appointment as chair of Unlimited Potential – New Zealand’s leading technology business network, a position she held for two years. Prior to SmartShow, Marie-Claire was involved with Virtual Expos NZ, providing virtual events technology to event producers of career fairs and industry showcases.
When she’s not traveling to events in Bahrain, Dubai, Australia or the UK she’s renovating a 60ft fishing trawler, on which she lives with her partner and cat.
Liz King Caruso is an Event Strategist, Consultant and Speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, she has helped countless thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual & hybrid events. Liz is a big-picture person – passionate about tying events into an overall sales and marketing strategy and being efficient at every point of the process. Technology is her niche and she’s obsessed with helping organizations of every size leverage technology to produce more engaging and seamless event experiences.
In addition to her client work, Liz connects & educates her industry colleagues through platforms she has built – techsytalk GLOBAL, the techsytalk community & IGNITE Consulting program.
Liz has been featured as Eventex’s 50 Most Innovative Virtual Meeting Planners, Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Top 5 Women in Event Tech, amongst other awards.