2020 Virtual Event Trends

Endless Events

Who would have known that 2020 would go down as one of the most influential years- if not the most influential year- for virtual events in history? We surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest virtual event trends for 2020. Sustainability cannot be an afterthought.

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How to Plan a Sustainable Event


While people love spending their time in such places, the organizers do not really place sustainability as the anchor of organizing such events. In this blog post, we have compiled a go to sustainable events guide for every event planner. What is sustainability & sustainable event?


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Sustainable Growth with Hybrid Events


Following we will discuss how companies can have sustainable hybrid events within and outside their organization. This is one of the principal elements to ensure hybrid event sustainability within a company. . The post Sustainable Growth with Hybrid Events appeared first on GEVME Blog.

Lockdown unlock for Sustainable Event Awards

Event Industry News

With so many marketing departments still out of office, physically and virtually, the deadline for entries to the Sustainable Event Awards (SEAs) has been extended. Friday 28 th August is the new deadline for entries to the inaugural Sustainable Event Awards.

Green light for Sustainable Event Awards

Event Industry News

The inaugural Sustainable Event Awards (SEA), celebrating environmentalism across worldwide events, suppliers and venues, is to go ahead. Now is the perfect time to launch the Sustainable Event Awards. “We

Event Industry News launches new guide dedicated to event sustainability

Event Industry News

Event Industry News joined proud guide sponsor, GES, at their Sustainable Breakfast Briefing yesterday (6 th Feb) to launch their brand-new guide, The Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide.

The Sustainable Event Awards – Meet the Judges: Raquel Noboa

Event Industry News

The Sustainable Event Awards Celebrate Excellence in Event Sustainability. I have worked in the Hospitality Industry since 1998, holding different positions from floor staff, operations, weddings and events, revenue management and sales & marketing management.

Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay

Gallus Events

And finally this tale is about sustainable cities: places where people want to live, not simply, where they must live. The 2019 Christmas market was held in Princes Street Gardens. The Edinburgh Christmas market. Something else made the 2019 market unusual.

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5 Tips On Planning A Sustainable Event


The event planning industry cannot be left far behind when it comes to being sustainable. However, the market is filled with ideas which at times can come across as green-washing. When asking for RFPs (Requests For Proposals) include clauses for sustainability requirements.

11 Actionable Virtual Event Marketing Ideas

Endless Events

But today, we’ll be jumping into the realm of marketing. And most importantly, virtual event marketing ideas. This means that your marketing efforts can make or break the success of your event. So get them to put their own marketing tools to good use!

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2020 Event Trends – How Will the Industry Evolve?

Endless Events

Just like that, we blinked and it’s time to talk about the 2020 event trends. This year we stepped it up and surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest trends for 2020. Instead, we’re bringing you a curated list of the top event trends for 2020. 2020 Event Trends: Personalization for Attendees. This will be one of the biggest trends of 2020. Using data will be at the forefront of planning events in 2020. 2020 Event Trends: Wearable Tech.

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International Confex 2020 Preview

Event Industry News

The 37th edition of International Confex will take place on 25 – 26 February 2020 at ExCeL London, bringing together thousands of event professionals for two jam-packed days of learning, networking and inspiration.

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Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events


With attention to detail and an open mind, it is possible to run a more sustainable event without blowing your budget on pricey “green” alternatives. For example, if you know that most event waste is sent to landfills, any of the following strategies could enable you to divert event items to more sustainable alternatives: Limit your usage of paper signage, brochures and other print materials, as attendees often toss these into the garbage – even if designated areas for recycling exist.

Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide: The Greener Freight

Event Industry News

But is it the most sustainable? Event Industry News spoke to the director, exhibitions and hotel logistics, at EFM Global Logistics, Luke Bardall, to learn what organisers can do to make their transportation efforts more sustainable. Events require transportation.

AEO Forums delivers on working smarter, sustainability & more

Event Industry News

The AEO Forums 2020 attracted 300 event professionals to the Business Design Centre on 31 st January. . There was a big emphasis on using more sustainable practices as Nalan Emre, chief operating officer, at the IMEX Group, delivered her keynote on ‘A case study of collaboration and success’.

Leading Through the Pandemic: Generosity + Empathy = Future Brand

Velvet Chainsaw

Don’t underestimate the value of affiliation and act in good faith to sustain long-term relationships. Marketing.

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3 Noteworthy Trends for Event Strategists to Explore in 2020

Maritz Global Events

A recent Forrester report caught our eye, as it touched on several business trends that will also impact the event strategists and the industry: PREDICTIONS 2020: On the Precipice of Far-Reaching Change. Shifting Our Gaze to 2020. Tech-driven innovation – that’s the mandate for 2020.

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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? The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The Boston Consulting Group projects the global market for robotics to reach $87 billion by 2025.

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Sustainable Venue Spotlight: Manchester Metropolitan University

Event Industry News

Imagine an event where all your delegates had travelled sustainably, helped by green travel plans sent from the venue beforehand by a Conference Team who are all carbon literacy trained. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.

2021 Virtual-Conference Big Ideas

Velvet Chainsaw

In 2020, attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors were more forgiving of our virtual conferences than they will be in 2021. Anecdotally, I believe that in 2020, most conferences traded improved reach for a lower tier of participants.

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35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020


We encourage every event planner to mark their calendars for the following 35 events and conferences in 2020. The 2020 gathering will feature top speakers and networking opportunities. International Confex 2020. The Special Event 2020. Experiential Marketing Summit 2020.

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Top 17 virtual event management companies (event planners) to partner with in 2020 and beyond

Hubilo Blog

Top 17 virtual event management companies (event planners & organizers) to partner with in 2020 and beyond. PACE Digital has been a leading force in creating and managing Digital development and Marketing strategies since 2014. Being challenged to get your virtual events done?

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Sustainability Steps For Event Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic

All Seated

It’s safe to say that sustainability is at the top of mind for all event professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially given that many clients are pressing pause on events for the immediate future. Meghan Ely is the owner of the wedding PR and wedding marketing firm OFD Consulting.

Events Industry Council announces first organisations to achieve new EIC Sustainable Event Standards

Event Industry News

As the world celebrates Earth Day 2020, the Events Industry Council (EIC) is pleased to announce the first organisations to have achieved the EIC Sustainable Event Standards. The new standards, launched in September 2019, are a central initiative of EIC’s Centre for Sustainable Events.

How to Make Events More Sustainable in a Post Covid-19 World


And this in turn has resulted in many reassessing their event planning and management processes to create more sustainable in-person events in the future. Anything that planners can do to increase their sustainability impact is of benefit. 3 ) Make Sustainable Venue Choices .

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How to Secure Event Sponsorship


Sponsorships are the lifeline that keeps the events industry sustainable. For them, these events serve as an extremely specialized branch of promotion and marketing, bringing together brands and potential customers/business leaders on a face to face basis.

B2B events set to bounce back strongly after COVID-19, reveals survey of senior marketeers

Event Industry News

“Post C OVID-19 – The Future of B2B Events”: Space Global’s international survey of c.500 senior B2B marketeers shows there is light at the end of the tunnel for the B2B events industry. B2B events spend in Q2 2020 is down 80% vs. Q2 2019.

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Why Sustainable Conferences Are Important


Image courtesy of Gary Chan on Unsplash Sustainability is so much more than a huge buzzword at the moment. The events industry has recently launched a vision to become waste-free by 2020. Here we explain why sustainable conferences are important, and a few things you can implement when planning your conference to play your part in the change. Why is sustainability important? If a future conference becomes sustainable because of your actions, that’s a great result.

20 Trade Shows You Don’t Want To Miss in 2020


JCK Las Vegas | June 2 – June 5, 2020, | Las Vegas, NV. With over 2,300 vendors, 23,000 individual retailers, and 9,400 retail stores, if jewelry is your market, you definitely want to be a part of this. WWDMAGIC | February 5- February 7 2020 | Las Vegas, NV.

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Build sustainable events in 5 simple steps


In 2019, we witnessed climate strike movements happening all over the world as consumers put more pressure on governments and industry to provide sustainable solutions to combat CO2 production, plastic packaging and waste. What is sustainable event management?

Event Trends for 2019–2020


Even if your 2018 events made an incredible impression, in 2019–2020, you should learn how to make these experiences even more memorable and impressive. The top 10 event planning trends in 2019–2020. Transformation is the trend that will define the primary direction of event industry development in 2019–2020. Sustainability is part of the plan. You can change the boring course of any event with carefully prepared program content and a sustainability plan. .

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Spotlight: The Present & Future of Events with Tahira Endean


But most of the conversation is being driven by marketers who have an agenda, not actual event experts. It's not just thinking about sustainability but thinking end-to-end, cradle-to-grave circular economy. Not back to that place of non-sustainable tourism meetings and events.

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Top 81 USA based Conferences in 2020 that you must attend

Hubilo Blog

Stay tuned and attend the amazing show on 7 th and 8 th March 2020 in Washington Convention Center. . Future Digital Finance 2020. Satellite 2020. The 32nd Annual ROTH Conference is scheduled for March 15-17, 2020 at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Orange County, CA.

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Analysing event trends: 2020 Edition

AIDA Event Tech Digest

For performance-driven event companies, 2020 is an auspicious year. Event App – the new kid in town, paved its way into the market, helping event-companies accomplish their desired goals, by delivering what was the need of the hour. Here’s what all event managers can expect out of 2020: B2B brands shall strive for more interaction with the attendees. Event sustainability – a shared mission. The prospect of a sustainable event garners attention.

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Sustainability body isla appoints communications lead Ellie Ashton-Melia

Event Industry News

Ellie Ashton-Melia is joining isla as Member Engagement and Communications Lead, following the successful launch of the organisation, Autumn 2020. isla’s mission is to accelerate the industry transition to sustainable events and has quickly grown to over 50 members.

Events Industry Board continues to press for sustained support

Event Industry News

Members said that without a start date and government reassurance, the UK risked losing its market share to international destinations.

Creating Event Content Marketing Amidst the Coronavirus

All Seated

Meaning, your content marketing strategy should be both strategic and sensitive. Kinsey Roberts is a wedding venue educator, marketer, co-owner of Vista View Events , as well as a Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society. Sustainability Steps For Event Pros During COVID-19.

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Informa Markets launches Better Stands programme to ensure all stands are designed and built to be reusable

Event Industry News

Informa Markets is setting new industry standards for stand quality and sustainability with the launch of Better Stands, a programme aimed at encouraging exhibitors to build cost-effective, high-quality stands made from re-useable materials.

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How to Monetize Your Virtual or Hybrid Event


Sponsored Surveys can help your top contributors capture valuable data for market research and lead retrieval. Have your top sponsors contribute towards your Corporate Giveback or other sustainability efforts, like the Virtual Forest Initiative. Image via Instapage.

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Priya Narain joins the Event Marketing Association

Event Industry News

However, we are now turning that corner, we have a program of online events for our members and working on some key initiatives, such as sustainability, back to Live, and Diversity and Inclusivity across the industry.”. The EMA welcomes Priya Narain to their team.

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