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PartySlate Fireside Chat: London Calling With Bruce Russell

On Thursday, May 21, PartySlate CEO and Co-Founder Julie Roth Novack spoke with leading London event planner Bruce Russell to kick off PartySlate’s Fireside Chat series. They discussed London’s current state of events and what events might look like after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as Bruce’s inspiring founding story.

Bruce Russell designs world-class weddings and parties – from multi-day destination celebrations to more intimate occasions in some of the London’s most impressive locations and private homes. He leads a team of specialists to produce stunning weddings, birthday parties, private dinners, and other events at home as well as in some of the most sought after spots around the world.

Julie delved into Bruce’s personal history, from his time spent with The Plaza, New York and London’s Savoy Hotel. With such deep roots in hospitality, making people feel welcome and taken care of is second nature for the planner. Through his experiences, he’s also built an enviable network of professionals in every field from gastronomy to fashion, entertainment to design.

Watch the digital event recording below to hear Bruce’s interesting responses to the following:

Tell us about your founding story.  How you got into events and where you started.  

You have built a big following and have had many TV appearances. Tell us about how you built your brand. 

When the crisis first hit, how did you approach working with your clients during this unprecedented time? 

For your clients with events later in 2020 or beyond, how are you working with them? What virtual planning tips can you share?

How do you think the first events may be different in the months coming out of social distancing?

When events do start back up again, what do you think will be different? (especially in the first months)

How can event professionals prepare their teams and clients?

How are you investing in your business and brand during this time of isolation?

PartySlate launched our #CelebrateSoon campaign to share how they will celebrate once the coronavirus pandemic is over. What are you most looking forward to celebrating soon when this is over?

You can watch the full digital event recording below, or click here to open the recording with YouTube.

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