Gareth Gallagher, Founder of EVT Media: The Naked Truth Behind The Events Industry

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on June 24, 2023

Get ready to be inspired as host, Sebastian Rusk, welcomes Gareth Gallagher to The Grit Daily Startup. Gareth shares his 25 years of experience in events, media, and marketing, and talks about his book “Eventually, Gareth,” which deals with personal battles such as his struggle with drugs and alcohol during his career. The conversation also delves into the challenges of the startup process, mental and physical endurance, and the dark side of the events planning industry. Gareth discusses how events are evolving to create more unique and experiential opportunities for attendees, including creating healthier environments and reducing alcohol use at events like Pride festivals, and how personal growth can positively influence others.


[00:00:08] Gareth’s Book and Crisis Management in the Events Industry 

[00:03:47] Challenges of Startup and Entrepreneurship 

[00:07:25] Resilience in the Events Industry 

[00:10:42] Creating Memorable Event Experiences 

[00:14:15] Work-Life Balance & Resilience for Entrepreneurs

Best Quotes

[00:01:14] I’ve worked in 42 countries delivering events. 

[00:07:03] The book is called Eventually, Garrett, the show had to go on. And it’s really here’s a truth and lies about the events industry and what happens behind the scenes. 

[00:11:48] I think people are over the Let’s go to another hotel ballroom and listen to another boring speaker with no MC. And, you know, I think they’re really people who are craving experiences. 

[00:13:08] We’re really pushing forward on, you know, regenerating a much healthier environment, which will leave people inspired and, you know, mentally more capable than ever.

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Jennifer Johnson is an Operations Specialist and Booking Producer at Grit Daily.

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