HR Tech Collaboration News Podcast BBOP #15

Viva Las Vegas edition. The Vegas Collaboration Zone, Marketing Matters, SuccessConnect, Women in HR Tech. It's Collabodacious 

Peter Clayton, Ward Christman, Larry Cummings, TotalPicture interviewHRTech Collaboration News Podcast
We're back! Welcome boys and girls! HR Tech geeks, innovators, incubators, recruiters, sourcers, angels, VCs, vendors, start-ups, exhibitors, conference producers,  Welcome to Episode 15 of the HR Tech Collaboration News Podcast, AKA BBOP (Build Buy or Partner?)  Featuring the 3 C's: Larry Cummings, Ward Christman, and I'm you host Peter Clayton.  We've taken a short break to gear up for Orlando, September in, Las Vegas, and New Orleans - and Maimai things are hot in China to the tune of $200 Mil!

More on that in a minute - but if you're heading to Las Vegas the week of September 10th HR Tech Advisor has a FREE cool new app - To help you navigate, connect, and collaborate your way through the labyrinth of Vegas hotels, coffee shops, Caesar's Palace, Carmine's and related hot spots. There are 5 HR tech related conferences the week of September 10 in Las Vegas! Did I mention the #VegasCZ app is free?

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it my new biz dev director, is new to HR Tech and asked me why all of these events are in Vegas. Let's look at the economics of a trade show. You have the transportation cost of getting your people to the event. Flights to Vegas are plentiful and relatively cheap. Lots of people like going to Las Vegas.

Next, hotels. Hey, I was thrilled when UNLEASH decided to host their first US event in San Francisco last year - until I went to book a hotel. Even mid-tier hotels like Holliday Inns or Courtyards were $500 or more per night.

If your an exhibitor -- even a small start-up and have to pay for everyone to stay in a hotel - all of a sudden you're going to second guess wether it's worth the $7 or $8 grand it will cost you to put up five people for three nights in San Francisco - and, of course, that's before you get to the cost of paying for a booth and the many, many associated costs relating to conference expos. That's why UNLEASH America chose the Aria in Las Vegas this year, and signed a 2 year contract. It's a fabulous hotel. Deluxe rooms that cost about $200 a night - not $500 to $700 like San Francisco, or New York. The Aria has about 15 or 20 restaurants - a Starbucks an smoothie joint, and an 'all you can eat' buffet (which are very popular in Vegas). Once I checked-in to the Aria for UNLEASH America, I didn't leave until I was going back to the airport.

During HR Tech Week I'll be staying in a very nice hotel Larry and Ward recommended convenient to everywhere I need to be for a little over $200 for all three nights. That's why exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees love Las Vegas!

- LinkedIn's China rival Maimai - $200M
- HR knowledge software & services ThinkHR @RealThinkHR - $67M
- Workforce management software rotageek @Rotageek - $5M 

SOURCE: HRMarketer @HRmarketer

Now, here's a little bit about us.

Ward Christman is HR Tech Advisor's Chief Advisor - with a 26 year career building various HR tech companies from job boards to ATSs, he's a techie at heart but passionate about building great partnerships between HR Tech companies.

Larry Cummings is the Chief Connector - Harmonizing #HRTech vendor #collaboration. Larry Curates and marinates Intel to assure deal-flow for all @HRTechAlliances allies making YOUR collaborative resources more visible!

Peter Clayton - I started my podcast, TotalPicture,  in 2005 - pre-iPhone, pre- anyone knowing what a podcast was. I'm senior Producer/Director at  TotalPicture Media, a production boutique focused on the Future of Work. My expertise is in video and podcast production. I attend many premier industry conferences throughout the year, and partner with event producers, sponsors and exhibitors to create compelling, world-class content.



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