The Impact of Coronavirus on Global Events

Attendease

With many global events being canceled due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, event managers are looking for solutions like Attendease as an alternative to bring in-person events online. The World Health Organization have declared the novel Coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency , and the fear of spreading the COVID-19 is presenting businesses in the events and travel industries with an unprecedented global challenge.

IBTM World 2020 transitions to a virtual event.

Event Industry News

IBTM Events today announces that IBTM World 2020 will transition to being a virtual event this year. We remain committed and supportive partners of IBTM World and together we very much look forward to hosting the global events industry in Barcelona next year.”.

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The 2020 CMI 25 in Pictures

MeetingsNet

A sampling of how the leading independent planning companies execute every sort of event, from user conferences to exotic incentives. The 2020 CMI 25 list is out, with profiles of the 25 largest independent meeting planning companies serving the corporate market in North America.

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35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020

Bizzabo

We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. We know how hard it can be to find great events to attend, so we’ve made it easier for you. Event Name. International Confex 2020. PCMA EduCon 2020.

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52eight3 asks “Is your event PR-worthy?” at International Confex 2020

Event Industry News

As first-time exhibitors, 52eight3 is seizing the opportunity to challenge event organisers at this year’s International Confex with a thought-provoking educational seminar – Back to Basics: Is your event PR-worthy?

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How to Achieve Perfect Vision in the Year of the Pandemic

SmartMeetings

After all, this is the year 2020, the same numbers used to benchmark ideal eyesight. I was on a call recently where an educator suggested there will be more opportunities in the event space in 2022 than there were in 2019, but they will have different job titles.

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DCE Agency scoops 3 awards at Exhibition Stand Awards 2020

Event Industry News

DCE Agency are a multi-award winning experiential agency, designing creative experiences for clients globally. Having a reusable stand means that the design will easily reconfigure to fit an entirely different stand space at various shows and events.

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How Global Event Planners Need to Think About China’s Secondary Cities

Skift

Marriott International Skift Take: China has become a hot spot for global business travel and its secondary cities are evolving to accommodate larger conferences and conventions. What should event planners know? Asia Meetings & Events destinations meetings meetingsiq pacific world

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IMEX America announce cancellation of 2020 event

Event Industry News

It is with great regret and disappointment that today we are announcing that we have made the difficult decision to cancel IMEX America 2020, due to take place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas from September 15-17. . Our industry has been impacted heavily by the global lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we know how many of you were looking forward to coming together again in Las Vegas this fall. Message from Ray and Carina.

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CEO of Global Events Group IMEX on Leading Through Crisis

Skift

Meetings & Events coronavirus events imexRead the Complete Story On Skift.

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Will Germany Deeming Trade Shows Essential Travel Fuel Copycats or Backlash?

EventMB

This is a significant development for the global events industry that may help kick-start international travel for events around the world — if it lasts. Germany has largely been at the forefront of the events indsutry's recovery from the pandemic, starting […].

Full Fat launches new 2020 trends report

Event Industry News

The report sets out the must do’s for any experience provider during the 2020s whilst providing a framework for the next generation of events.”. The experience industry will very likely change to incorporate more purpose-driven events that attract the ‘woke’ generation.

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Hybrid Events: A Short-Term Solution or Long-Term Strategy?

Eventmobi

Are hybrid events a short-term solution to current conditions or a long-term shift in the events space? We asked Event Planners if they are planning to incorporate a hybrid strategy for events going forward, and if yes, to share their insights into how that will work. Adeola Fowodu, Celebration Events Management. I do believe that a hybrid of “Virtual and In-Person” events is here to stay on a long term basis. Covesa Gragg, Covesa Kelly Events.

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This Show Is Open! SISO & UFI collaborate to support global event industry during coronavirus outbreak

Event Industry News

Paris-based UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and Atlanta-based SISO, The Society of Independent Show Organizers, today launch a new campaign, called ‘This Show Is Open’. It supports exhibition and event organisers around the world as they put the industry’s full experience to the task of keeping events going wherever possible, in line with the guidance of health authorities and the interests of their customers.

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International AGF Awards 2020 announce shortlist of Worlds Greenest Festivals

Event Industry News

Awards are given across 10 important sustainability categories, including the top accolade of the International Greener Festival Award 2020. Nominees are selected from those certified by A Greener Festival following a detailed environmental assessment, site visits and post show analysis by trained sustainable event auditors. Tickets are now sold out for Green Events & Innovations Conference. Every item that comes in to the event ultimately has a plan above disposal.

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Event Techonology Awards 2020 Meet the Judges: Aleksandra Panyukhina

Event Industry News

The Event Technology Awards celebrate the successful development and implimentation of technology in the events industry. The judging panel for the awards is a stellar line-up of experts and we’d like to introduce them to you in our Meet the Judges series, this week we present Aleksandra Panyukhina, head of event marketing at Userlane. Aleksandra brings more than 10 years of experience in events, with a strong focus on events in the tech industry over the past 5 years.

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Real-Time Interpretation At Your Next Multilingual Virtual Event With EventMobi & Kudo

Eventmobi

Now, speakers at your virtual event can present in their mother tongue while attendees listen in their preferred language. With the rise of virtual events, many planners have experienced firsthand how an online format offers an incredible opportunity to scale and extend their event’s reach. Empowering your speakers to present and attendees to listen in their mother tongue means you can create truly inclusive and engaging global event experiences.

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Promote Your GoFundMe Fundraiser With Paid Social Ads (powered by ToneDen)

Picatic by Eventbrite

Since the beginning of worldwide shelter in place orders due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve admired the global event marketing community’s heart and ingenuity. Whether you promote multi-day festivals, cozy club shows, or yoga workshops, no event has been untouched during this crisis. The invisible army of industry professionals that make your favorite concerts and events […].

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Boomset wins for People’s Choice Technology - and more - at 2020 Eventex Awards

Boomset

Every year Eventex Awards , the biggest global event competition, spotlight the best events, experiences, and suppliers in the industry worldwide. “I’d We will continue to support the event profs community with different initiatives and activities”, comments Ovanes Ovanessian, Co-founder of Eventex Awards. eventex eventtech event technology virtual events virtual event platform virtual event app event management event app eventprofs online events eventex awards

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2020 is Officially the Year of the Virtual Event

Event Industry News

The Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has seriously impacted the global events industry and it looks like its effects will be felt for many months to come. The events sector generates over $1 Trillion a year worldwide but it has been on life support from the start of 2020, with events postponed and cancelled across the board; from grand scale tech shows like E3, down to the very smallest local events. What is a Virtual Event?

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The fresh group appoints new CEO for 2020

Event Industry News

Driving this global events and communications agency forward in 2020 will be investor and business transformation expert Lee Harris. The fresh group is based in Manchester, operating on a global scale and has a strong client portfolio across retail, automotive, tech and financial industries. Starting the new year with a bang, the fresh group has appointed a new CEO as part of its growth strategy and continued development.

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Switching to a Virtual Event? Here’s What You Should Know

Event Age by Swapcard

The events industry has found itself facing a unique challenge. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), many global events have been canceled, postponed or have decided to go virtual. Adaptability is key during this uncertain time and the events industry community must come together and stand united against the outbreak. Event Community Event Tech

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COVID-safe Trek 26 fundraising event delivered by massive for Alzheimer’s Society

Event Industry News

In the face of blanket cancellations of events, decimation of fundraising and increasing restrictions around mass gatherings, Alzheimer’s Society successfully delivered a COVID-safe physical fundraising event on Saturday 12th September.

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Tarsus Group celebrates a return to live B2B events in China

Event Industry News

Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has announced that it has successfully delivered six exhibitions over the course of just five weeks in China – a key territory for the business where it is one of the largest exhibition organisers in operation.

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Podcast: Powering up a personal brand

Event Industry News

Alongside her role as senior events manager at specialist information provider Chemical Watch, Juliet Tripp is her own brand; a professional speaker, host, blogger and more besides with an inspiring take on the global event industry picture.

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Here’s Some Hybrid Event Inspiration For You!

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Hybrid Inspo: 5 Hybrid Event Examples To Inspire Your Process. ? With everything going virtual, make sure you’re up to date with all the information you need to plan a virtual event by downloading our Virtual Events Handbook!

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Cancelling an Event and Liability Risks

EventMB

Growing rapidly, the number of reported COVID-19 cases has now reached over 75,000 worldwide — and event planners have even more cause for concern than the general public. With the recent cancellation of Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) along with a host of other global events, planners have plenty of reason to feel uneasy […].

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How to Get More from Your Virtual Events

Event Industry News

The digital transformation of the events industry came rapidly, without warning and without an invitation. While we didn’t RSVP to this global event, we do what most do to make the most of our situation: We Adapt. Where are you in your virtual event journey?

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How to Plan Multilingual Virtual Events

MeetingPlay

Virtual event software is becoming more and more sophisticated, enabling experiences that surprise and awe audiences. With this, organizers are doubling and in some cases, tripling their pre-COVID-19 events attendance, attracting international participants from across the globe.

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Covid 19. Why the live events industry WILL come back stronger than ever

Event Industry News

By Duncan Strain ; Director & Owner at Silent Noize Events / Silent Seminars. As we enter the second month of the Covid 19 crises, a lot of the talk within the events industry has honed in on the need for diversification by way of virtual events and meetings.

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The fresh Group launch innovative virtual festival

Event Industry News

This means visitors can create their own journey or choose to have a curated one, just like they would in a real event. This gave us the inspiration to create this fully virtual event. The overall event design utilizes a framework to create a cohesive event identity.

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Events Industry Council releases Accepted Practices Guide for Hotel Health and Safety

Event Industry News

Yesterday, the Events Industry Council issued the Health and Safety for Hotels Accepted Practices Guide. Dominguez co-chairs the APEX COVID-19 Business Recovery Task Force with Kristin Horstman, Senior Director, Strategic Events, Salesforce.

Virtual Event Engagement: 6 Steps to Help Nurture Your Community Online

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Earlier this year we were joined by three community experts for one of our own virtual events, Admission Online. Communities can be anything from a basketball team to a global network of professionals. Jana is the director of global events and experiential marketing at HashiCorp.

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Virtual Event Engagement: 8 Steps to Help Nurture Your Community Online

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

Earlier this year we were joined by three community experts for one of our own virtual events, Admission Online. Communities can be anything from a basketball team to a global network of professionals. Jana is the director of global events and experiential marketing at HashiCorp.

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What NOT to Do When Planning Your Next Virtual Event

SmartMeetings

Fasten your seatbelts, it may be a bumpy ride: Meeting professionals who have been forced to deliver their award-winning programs digitally are getting a crash course in the right and wrong ways to design a virtual event. Three weeks later, they hit start on their first virtual event.

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PR agency, 52eight3, goes into new decade with a bang

Event Industry News

The Sussex-based marketing and PR agency, which focuses on getting technology and suppliers seen, known and loved by event organisers, goes into 2020 on a huge high after a period of exciting growth in 2019.

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Events Industry Experts Weigh in on the Coronavirus

PCMA Convene

The Events Industry Council (EIC) held a webinar on Feb. That means that it’s prudent for event organizers to do everything they can to minimize the spread of germs, making sure that hand sanitizers are readily available and working with venues to step up sanitation efforts.

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When Good Meetings Go Bad

SmartMeetings

Do you ever feel like an icy snowball the size of a ballroom has fallen on your perfectly planned event, forcing you to scramble to protect everyone while making everything look perfectly natural? Robb Thornsberry, Founder, Infinity Events Inc. Kevin Cohee, CEO, Do An Event.

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Safe Event Scheme, the standard for safe & responsible events

Event Industry News

Following the launch of the Safe Event Scheme two weeks ago, Cube International and its key partners, A.C.T. National and OnePlan, are delighted to launch the Safe Event Scheme website and event planning studio app. The Safe Event Scheme is an initiative devised to help the events industry get back on its feet and allows venues, rights holders and event operators to plan, manage and implement a responsible set of standardised safety measures.

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Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide: Sustainable Development Goals & Events

Event Industry News

According to the Event Industry Council’s Global Economic Significance of Business Events report, 1.5 billion people attend events every year. In the UK alone, the event sector is worth £42.3billion.