DES Spotlight: Berenice Lai, CMP, DES, Global Events Manager, SurveyMonkey 

PCMA Convene

A lifelong learner, Berenice Lai decided to pursue Digital Event Strategist (DES) certification since COVID-19 forced her and her organization pivot to virtual in March 2020. I run global events for SurveyMonkey. Your title is Global Events Manager.

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How Four Major Global Events Pivoted from In-Person to Virtual

Attendease

The novel coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the events industry, from venues and vendors to speakers and sponsors. We feel great sympathy for all affected by COVID-19 and the ripple effects this global pandemic has caused.”.

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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.

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. In this post, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the most important event industry conferences that every event professional should attend this year. Event Name. The conference where events professionals can extend their reach. ITB Asia 2020.

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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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ELI Virtual Event Profile: CloudBees DevOps 2020

Event Leadership Institute

For the last several years, CloudBees has hosted DevOps World – a combo industry, user conference, and open source community event. In 2019, a total of 3,000 IT executives, software developers, and community contributors attended the events. Developing the Event Plan.

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Globex update: Global exhibitions market to contract by c.70% in 2020

Event Industry News

The global exhibitions market is set to contract by c.70% in 2020, according to the latest Globex updated 2020 forecast released today by strategy consultancy, AMR International. Globex 2020 is available to pre-order up until 1 November.

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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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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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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 worldThe W Xi'an in northwest China is shown here. Marriott has a joint venture with Alibaba.

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What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? So stay tuned: Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, who have just published a 20th-anniversary edition of their seminal The Experience Economy , have promised to share with us in an upcoming issue what attendees now expect in terms of their event experience, and how that has evolved over two decades.

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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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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? In this session, founder Katie Morhen will be taking a fresh look at PR and asking events professionals to rethink their event campaigns.

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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.

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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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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 […].

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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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. The experience we created won three World Exhibition Stand Awards for best stand at a technology event (gold), best use of technology (silver), best reusable stand and best stand in the 100-200m category (both of which won platinum). 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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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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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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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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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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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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Full Fat launches new 2020 trends report

Event Industry News

Gathering insights from industry experts and over 500 Gen Z survey participants (aged 16-24), Full Fat has collated a comprehensive series of stats, trend statements and opinions that lift the lid on the future of experiences.Full Fat Source is a brand new division by London-based creative communications agency Full Fat, to help brands and events authentically and impactfully connect to this new generation coming of age.

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Beyond the 800-pound Zoom

SmartMeetings

With more hundreds of platforms out there and more being launched every week, planners are finding that they can mix and match to meet their specific event goals. Event Titans : Management tools include a website builder, live polls, session management, raffles, match scoring and video chat.

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How to Incentive During a Pandemic

SmartMeetings

David Stevens, director, Global Events , San Francisco Bay Area-based data company Alation , adopted a wait and see approach in March about his incentive planned for the end of May. Think back to February, when the life of a meeting prof was relatively predictable.

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How Long Should a Virtual Event Be?

GEVME

Let’s say you want to host a successful virtual event. Among other questions, you will probably ask yourself, “ how long should a virtual event be ?” A virtual event timeline is fundamental to attendance engagement and your overall success. . Intro.

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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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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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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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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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Liverpool mass testing sparks fresh hope for Grand National and other major 2021 events

Event Industry News

The Grand National and other major events set to take place in Liverpool next year have been given fresh hope after the city took a crucial role at the centre of the UK’s first mass testing operation. ” Originally published by Business Live on 16th November 2020.

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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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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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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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Up Your Virtual Value Prop

SmartMeetings

Deliver the goods and you can charge for online events. At the time, I was still working full time for a meeting and event production company and, frankly, needed to vent a bit about how I felt we were being treated by a couple of our clients. The Event Equation.

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How the Pandemic Is Transforming a Global Leadership Organization

PCMA Convene

That sounds a lot like what has been happening at the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), which has undergone a “literal transformation” in the months since the pandemic, said YPO’s events operations director, Cathy Mason, CMP.

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EventsCase’s Dos and Don’ts for running virtual events

Event Industry News

At least when it comes to virtual events – the saviour of 2020, which is set to reach even bigger heights in a post-COVID world. Many organisers will attempt to drum up publicity for their event in the weeks leading up to it, only to forget to send an alert on the day it arrives.

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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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