02 May Jeff Berwick returns: What is it like to double a conference size to 2000 people in a year?
It’s great to have returning guest Jeff Berwick back on the podcast to talk about the recent ‘Anarchapulco 2019’ conference. This year the conference doubled in size to 2000 people which brought with it a new set of challenges.
Jeff runs a conference for Anarchists which is a hugely fascinating topic in itself, but this year there was a lot of drama which lead to a lot of cancellations before the event. There was the tragic shooting before the conference of a member of Jeffs community, plus the decline in Bitcoin price (many attendees had paid with Bitcoin and Jeff had not hedged against this).
However against all these odds Jeff pulled off a great event. He explains how he structured his committee to run things without him getting involved directly (Jeff is a true ‘hands off’ manager) and we talk a lot about how to get a team to run a large event successfully.
Check out our first interview with Jeff too about the background to Anarchapulco
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Managing different tax rates on events with EventsFrame
For many years we have run events on all five continents, exciting times that also brought the challenge (headache) of taxes in multiple territories. Tax rates in Male, Maldives are vastly different from those of Bognor Regis, England. Whilst most of this was left to our accountant we still needed functionality to be able to charge attendees the sales tax in the location of the event.
EventsFrame was built with the multi-event producer in mind and as such, we enabled multiple tax rates from the get-go. From Djibouti’s whopping 33% Sales Tax to a rather generous 1.5% in Aruba (yes someone has been doing their research!), tax rates need to be flexible and customizable at the event level..and so they are with EventsFrame!
Events organizers are able to choose their country, VAT (or sales) tax name, rate and enter their VAT ID (or sales tax ID).
With more than 30 built-in tax labels, we believe we have them all covered! Please note that you must always enter the tax rate yourself. These tax settings can be found under the event:
And then click on Registration:
Scrolling down you will see at the bottom the settings for VAT/sales tax:
For reference purposes, EY has a fairly complete listing of global sales taxes here!
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