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Laura appears on the eating at a meeting podcast

Chicago, IL — Professional Emcee and Keynote Speaker Laura Schwartz had the honor of participating in the “Eating at a Meeting Podcast” with its host Tracy Stuckrath of Thrive Meetings and Events.

Just after Laura left the keynote stage at Catersource + The Special Event in Austin, Texas, Laura joined Tracy in the Expo hall for a live recording of an episode that spoke to “Common Grounds” of which Laura just spoke on as the Opening General Session Keynote.

Caterers and event planners are the original creators of moments that last a lifetime and in an era craving for immersive experiences, it’s crucial for all in the industry to stay ahead of the curve — innovative, dynamic, and authentic. The podcast centered around Laura’s guiding principle of our shared “Common Ground.”
From her roots as the White House Director of Events and the guiding principles of her best-selling book, “Eat, Drink & Succeed,” Laura shared how we can use our “Common Ground” of eating to foster innovation, connection, and extraordinary experiences.

Click to discover how we can leverage our commonalities to foster innovation and keep our businesses at the forefront of the industry.


About Thrive Meetings and Events and Tracy Stuckrath

As a certified event planner with food allergies, Tracy is passionate in helping her clients to not offend or kill people with the food they serve. Thrive Meetings and Events transforms events, hospitality services and workplaces to provide food experiences that are safe and inclusive for everyone. Learn more at Thrive Meetings and Events


About Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee, Keynote Speaker and Author Laura Schwartz knows how to make live events succeed.  Whether hosting a corporate event or delivering a keynote on stage, Laura brings the experience and energy to make your message resonate with any audience! Laura was voted yearly as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the International Events Industry 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. Along with her cast of ITV London, Laura and team won the prestigious Drum Awards “Podcast of the Year” in 2021.

For more information on or to schedule Laura to speak, please contact Ashley Brooks at or 312-767-7415.