Top 2020 Event Conferences

Attendease

Opening the doors for new business prospects, these conferences are places where the top professionals meet and showcase their innovative concepts and bold theories for the future. Needless to say, 2020 is set to be another bar-raising year for event management professionals.

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[Webinar] INFLUENCE 2020, National Speakers Association Virtual Experience

Velvet Chainsaw

Meet the brains behind the design of the highly successful National Speakers Association’s INFLUENCE 2020 Virtual in August. Hear testimonials from first-hand attendees–experts in the meeting and event space–who can’t stop singing the virtual experience’s praises!

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The meeting industry new normal

Conferences that Work

Many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a meeting industry new normal. We want to believe that, at some point, in-person meetings like the ones we’ve held for decades will return. Even in these places, the meeting industry is not back to the “old” normal.

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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.

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CMOs Pivot to Virtual Engagements to Drive Business in the COVID Economy

Speaker: Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads

Business as we know it is never going to be the same. Working from home has become the norm, conferences and meetings are going online, marketing budgets are being shifted, reduced or put on hold – it's time to adapt. Join this insightful and informative webinar with Mike Damphousse, Managing Partner of Category Design Advisors and Founder of Green Leads, who will discuss how businesses can be resilient during these challenging times.

How to start online meetings on time

Conferences that Work

Is it possible to routinely start online meetings on time? Think about the last three meetings you attended. Why don’t scheduled meetings start on time? You will have to wait around until the host starts the meeting and lets you in. Only your meetings though.).

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COVID-19, in-person meetings, and wishful thinking

Conferences that Work

COVID-19 has virtually eliminated in-person meetings: our industry’s bread and butter. In order to overcome the many significant challenges created by the coronavirus, the meeting industry has made valiant efforts to rethink in-person meetings.

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The meeting industry new normal — Part 2

Conferences that Work

The meeting industry old normal is over, and many event professionals are hoping and waiting for a new normal. What will the meeting industry new normal look like? The meeting industry old normal. For most of human history, of course, this has been the only meeting option.

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The Future of Exhibitions – Our Experience at TravelRevive 2020

GEVME

Anyone interested in our offering could still share the link with their colleagues who would be able to view our booth, check our offerings and book a meeting with a sales representative. Business Events 2020 digital booths hybrid events

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Schedule breaks during online meetings!

Conferences that Work

Providing downtime during any meeting is important , but it’s especially important to schedule breaks during online meetings. What happens if you don’t schedule breaks during online meetings. Hopefully they explained that at the start of the meeting.)

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Looking Back At 2020 In Events

Endless Events

And what better way to kickstart one of your favorite podcasts than to look back at 2020 in events? So without further delay, here’s Event Tech Podcast, in all its former glory, with a look back at 2020 in events. 2020 In Events: A Time For Evolution.

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Please don’t call them virtual meetings

Conferences that Work

I’ve been noticing a strange trend, ever since COVID-19 caused just about all bread and butter meetings to vanish. Suddenly, people are calling the meetings we’re holding these days virtual meetings. Why the rise of the phrase “virtual” meetings?

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Top 10 Resources Every Meeting & Event Planner Needs in 2021

Attendease

2020 has been a challenging year, but it was also a time to learn and experiment. This list was part of a larger guide that we launched: 10 Survival Skills for Corporate Meeting & Event Planners in 2021. Meeting Minds Podcast.

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The meeting industry coronavirus silver lining

Conferences that Work

Despite the terrible impacts of the coronavirus on the meeting industry, there’s a silver lining. The meeting industry is reeling under a wave of cancellations, postponements, and uncertainty. 1—Virtual meetings will replace many broadcast-style meeting sessions.

2020 296

Should meetings be efficient?

Conferences that Work

Should meetings be efficient ? “Yes” say thousands of books on how to improve business meetings. But “No”, when we’re taking about most meeting industry events. Obviously there are aspects of meeting events that should be efficient whenever possible.

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Which meeting design books should I buy?

Conferences that Work

Here are five meeting design books I especially recommend. Into the Heart of Meetings: Basic Principles of Meeting Design ( ebook or paperback ). In 2013, Eric de Groot and Mike van de Vijver published this unique, extraordinary, and important book on meeting design.

How to Welcome 2021 by Embracing 2020 Lessons

SmartMeetings

Most of us, when asked to reflect on 2020, will quickly respond with “good riddance!” And there’s no doubt it has been the meetings industry’s most devastating year of our lifetimes. Here are some bits of 2020 I encourage you to embrace.

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1:1 Video Meetings: Foster Real Conversations, Connections & Networking at Online Events

Eventmobi

With EventMobi’s 1:1 video meetings feature, it is now easier than ever for attendees to connect at your virtual event and have meaningful conversations with each other or with sponsors and exhibitors. These situations are when private chat and video meetings come into play.

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2020 Event Tech Trends That Will Shape The Year

Endless Events

Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine! Lindsay immediately asks our guests about the two biggest trends for event profs will be in 2020.

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2020 Event Strategy Guide

Attendease

In 2020, events are going to become an even stronger pillar of B2B and B2C marketing. Top B2B Chief Marketing Officers plan to allocate almost 30% of their marketing budget to event planning in 2020. Need professional help with planning your 2020 events?

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SWITCH 2020: Playing the Digital Field

GEVME

SWITCH 2020 featured a unique hybrid format that combined a 24-hours/5-days online platform with satellite events around the world. Credits SWITCH 2020. Caption: Credits SWITCH 2020 Q&A with speakers from Gojek, Grab, Expedia, Facebook on Product Management.

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SWITCH 2020: Playing the Digital Field

GEVME

SWITCH 2020 featured a unique hybrid format that combined a 24-hours/5-days online platform with satellite events around the world. Credits SWITCH 2020. Credits SWITCH 2020 Q&A with speakers from Gojek, Grab, Expedia, Facebook on Product Management. Credits SWITCH 2020.

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Who goes first — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

” at meetings. When everyone shares at a meeting, someone has to start! Face-to-face and online meetings have different signaling options, which I described in detail last week. Last week I shared protocols for “ who goes next ?”

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Who goes next — protocols for online meetings

Conferences that Work

“Free discussions” at meetings frequently suffer from the same phenomenon. If you want to support everyone’s right to share at a meeting, you’ll need to facilitate what happens via defining and agreeing on who can speak, and when, and for how long.

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MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success

Eventmobi

With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. With this one-day event, which took place on August 27, 2020 in Berlin and online, the organizers proved that courage pays off.

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COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future

Conferences that Work

Here are my current thoughts about COVID-19, hybrid meetings, and the future. I am not focusing on hybrid meetings at the moment. Because I see little, if any, benefit of holding in-person meetings at this time.

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Normal is Over(rated) – For Now

Velvet Chainsaw

We fantasize about crowded exhibit halls, packed hotels, and chummy, in-person board meetings. I get a million emails a day with some variation of “Here’s when I think we can hold big meetings again.” I’m not sure my association will hold a big, in-person meeting in 2021.

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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? In 2020, we’ll see another kind of evolution in the catering world with some new — non-human — faces in the kitchen.

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IAEE Asia Hybrid Forum: Where Innovation and Imagination Meet

GEVME

The IAEE, along with Marina Bay Sands and their online technology partner GEVME came together at the IAEE Asia Hybrid Forum 2020 to discuss the future of hybrid technologies. Meet with the exhibitors, download the relevant collaterals.

2020 156

Why Online Events Will Be The Next Big Thing In 2020

Hubilo Blog

What is the next big thing in 2020? . The biggest thing that can happen in the world in 2020 is Virtual Conferences – Online Events. Let’s understand various reasons in detail why virtual conferences – online events will be the next big thing in 2020.

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How to Make the Last 3 Months of 2020 a Victory for Event Pros

SmartMeetings

What if three months from now you could look back and know that you didn’t just survive 2020—you finished it on a high note and came out stronger than ever? If 2020 is a story, then make right now a turning point where you get the treasure and find out the hard lessons led you to pure gold.

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I Am Sorry, But We Are Not All “Fine”

Velvet Chainsaw

Event teams are in danger of burning out with shorter little lead time for planning virtual meetings, the desire to be nimble and the challenges of creating revenue, relevant content and community.

2020 307

How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020

Skift

Skift Take: As event planners transition to experience designers, destination selection will be an asset to delivering better meetings and events in 2020. Meetings & Events abu dhabi abu dhabi convention bureau meetings and events megatrends megatrends 2020

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Case Study – UAKON 2020

e2m.live

e2m OnAir turned UAKON 2020, their 34th annual conference into a virtual event. e2m OnAir Meeting module was used during these sessions helping the attendees to schedule 1:1 meetings with one another or with one of the speakers. The Challenge.

2020 67

Tambourine Meetings Amplifier [Review]

EventMB

Meetings Amplifier by Tambourine is a 360-degree hotel digital marketing solution designed to increase meetings and group RFPs. Meetings Amplifier by Tambourine: What Is It? The post Tambourine Meetings Amplifier [Review] by EventMB Studio Team appeared first on [link].

2020 116

What Will We Call Face-to-Face Meetings Next?

EventTechBrief

The third-party, face-to-face meetings industry has, by design, placed itself in a silo. It leaves business on the table, hinders the evolution of the meetings industry and provides a disservice to existing customers. By Michelle Bruno.

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Live From PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 It’s #EventIcons!

Endless Events

This week’s edition of #EventIcons comes to you from PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 ! And they are here today to share all of their best experiences at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020, as well as their perspective on running events.

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What you need to know about Hybrid Events in 2020

GEVME

Around the globe, town hall meets, senate meetings and other such important events are being conducted as hybrid events. Some examples of external hybrid events are public conferences, trade fairs, customer meetings and product demonstrations.

2020 156

Conference Innovation While Traveling at Warp Speed

Velvet Chainsaw

During my career leading association event teams, I regularly recalibrated and redefined team member roles in order to drive innovation and improve our meeting experiences. We are in the middle, I hope, of an extraordinary time in the meetings industry.

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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. Attending these conferences will allow you to learn more about the events industry and meet other event professionals. International Confex 2020. The Special Event 2020.

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