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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Re-incorporating Sustainability into the Future of Meetings

SmartMeetings

Boxed water and touchless water stations to refill bottles were suggested as more sustainable alternatives. Another F&B-related sustainability initiative being implemented at events is sourcing food locally and adapting menus to allow for a more streamlined farm-to-table experience.

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Key Takeaways from PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2020

Velvet Chainsaw

The sponsor and partner activations were a key feature and a hub for the meeting. While the general sessions effectively articulated this vision, I’m not convinced it can be sustained without improving internal connections among business event members.

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How to Plan a Sustainable Event

GEVME

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?

Sustainable Growth with Hybrid Events

GEVME

Following we will discuss how companies can have sustainable hybrid events within and outside their organization. A hybrid event can be of many types; it could be a conference, a seminar, meeting, etc. All thanks to virtual events, they can have such meetings from their home itself.

#ThrowbackThursday: Stylish, Sustainable Events Over the Decade

BizBash

As an ode to Earth Day, here's a retro roundup of 10 sustainable-meets-stylish events over the decade

Sustainability, Regenerative Tourism and Getting Back to Business

Smart Meetings

This is one example of Atlantic City’s efforts to give back to its community and create a sustainable future for its residents. The Seed: A Living Beer Project is a local brewery that opened October 2020. of meeting space.

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

Event Industry News

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly created the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in which 17 goals were created. All member states of the UN have adopted the agenda with the aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Sustainable Venue Spotlight: Croke Park

Event Industry News

Croke Park in Dublin is one of the world’s most unique and sustainable venues for live and hybrid meetings and events that inspire and entertain. Their sustainability story highlights a shift from sustainability to regenerative thinking, and this is the future.

The Sustainable Event Awards – Meet the Judges

Event Industry News

The Sustainable Event Awards Celebrate Excellence in Event Sustainability. Led Sustainability at Smyle for 10 years and set up the industry wide initiative Sustainable Events Summit in 2014. What does sustainability mean to you?

The Sustainable Event Awards – Meet the Judges: Raquel Noboa

Event Industry News

The Sustainable Event Awards Celebrate Excellence in Event Sustainability. The judging panel for the inaugural 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 Raquel Noboa, founder of Fifty Shades Greener.

How sustainable was COP 25 Madrid

Gallus Events

I decided to travel down from Barcelona to find out how sustainable was COP 25? . So what exactly is the business of events, doing to showcase a sustainable future for our industry? This was a huge event, but was it sustainable? There is no point in holding a pointless meeting.

2020 Business Trends and How They Impact Events

Endless Events

And in today’s episode of #EventIcons we’re covering 2020 business trends and how they impact our industry. 2020 is the start of a new year, new decade AND an election year. Michael is also actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry.

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The Sustainable Event Awards – Meet the Judges: Meegan Jones

Event Industry News

The Sustainable Event Awards Celebrate Excellence in Event Sustainability. The judging panel for the inaugural 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 introduce you to Meegan Jones.

Sustainable Development Goals Popping Up in Meeting Agendas, More

PCMA Convene

“Data Science for the SDGs” was the theme of the 2019 Data for Good Exchange hosted by Bloomberg in New York City, which looked at how data science projects can help make progress toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Sustainable Venue Spotlight: Croke Park

Event Industry News

Croke Park in Dublin is one of the world’s most unique and sustainable venues for live and hybrid meetings and events that inspire and entertain. Their sustainability story highlights a shift from sustainability to regenerative thinking, and this is the future.

Sustainability and Covid-19 – AGF Festivals seek audience insight

Event Industry News

Following over a decade of ground- breaking research into audience attitudes to sustainability and the environmental impact of events and festivals, A Greener Festival launches its latest audience survey in collaboration with festivals from around the world.

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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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. Sustainable initiatives became more common in the business events industry in 2019.

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Sustainable Venue Spotlight: The RCP reduces carbon footprint by 30%

Event Industry News

Sustainability is a key part of the RCP’s everyday operations across all areas of the business including catering, waste management and energy. The venue works on some fantastic sustainability initiatives from its recycling solutions to its sustainable food programmes.

BMA House plans for sustainable future

Event Industry News

When the industry returns and restarts, organisers will be assessing how they want their event to shape up when it comes back, and a focus on sustainability will be top of the agenda for many. Clients can entrust BMA House to highlight further sustainable options when planning their event.

Sustainable Venue Spotlight: BMA House – modern, green events with heritage

Event Industry News

Event Industry News is now showcasing top sustainable venues from anywhere in the world. From award-winning event spaces to purpose-built venues, we are calling out for those who are leading the way for venues adopting green initiatives and promoting sustainable practices.

The Sustainable Event Awards – Meet the Judges: Kathryn Winfield

Event Industry News

The Sustainable Event Awards Celebrate Excellence in Event Sustainability. I have worked in the events industry for 12 years and seen a range of events and over the last 5 years really started to focus on sustainability in the industry. What does sustainability mean to you?

Video: Top Five Event Trends for 2020

Skift

Here's five of the most pressing trends for event professionals in 2020. Meetings & Events Travel Services EventMB events meetings sustainability the venetian resort las vegas

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What Planners Can Do to Make Events More Sustainable

PCMA Convene

Reusing banners and other signage that isn’t date-, location-, or event-specific is a great way to make your event more sustainable. The EIC and the Sustainable Event Alliance offer an accreditation program. ASTM International also offers sustainable meeting standards.

The Complete Smarties Guide to Mastering the Return to Meetings

SmartMeetings

Meeting professionals are looking for guidance. Smart Meetings’ State of the Meetings Industry monthly confidence survey from June found planners looking at a glass that was most decidedly less than half full. Safer Meeting Protocols: How to Craft a Code that Protects Everyone.

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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. Confex is so much more than buyers meeting sellers.

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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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Save Money and Trees: How to Run Sustainable Events

Attendease

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.

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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Essential! Support the $1 Trillion Meetings Industry, Restart America

SmartMeetings

When the lights went dark on the more than $1 trillion meetings and events industry in March, the call to shelter in place dimmed prospects not only for 26 million people whose jobs are directly or indirectly connected to bringing people together, but also for the 1.5 The stakes are high.

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Sustainability on the Menu at AIME

PCMA Convene

Jayden Klinac, founder of For The Better Good, a New-Zealand-based sustainability company, speaks to the 140 attendees at a Feb. The sustainability focused AIME Hosted Buyer Breakfast on Feb.

Platinum Award recognises Wyboston Lakes Resort’s sustainability efforts

Prestige Events Magazine

Wyboston Lakes Resort has gained official recognition for its continuing extensive efforts to operate sustainably by achieving the EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award, after reaching the Gold level last year. Eventprofs Featured Sustainability

EIA unveils first-ever sustainability commitment framework for its members

Event Industry News

The Event Industry Alliance (EIA), comprising the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association of Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Suppliers and Services Association (ESSA), has launched a new and comprehensive sustainability commitments framework.

35 Must Attend Events For Event Planners in 2020

Bizzaboo

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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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. The International AGF Award ceremony is accessible to GEI, ILMC Production Meeting (IPM) and ILMC delegates.

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5 Tips for Pivoting to Digital Meetings

SmartMeetings

That often means holding meetings and events to engage your employees, customers and partners. Based on our data, we anticipate a majority of internal (town halls, sales conferences) and external meetings will at least partially be virtual for at least the next six months.

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Refocusing on a Critical Issue: Sustainability

MeetingsNet

With so many meeting professionals focused on the face-to-face business gatherings that are likely to take place later in 2021, this year’s Earth Day on April 22 might not receive as much attention across the meeting and incentive industry as in years past.

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.

DRPG exceeds expectations of their sustainability audit

Event Industry News

DRPG’s recent audit for ISO 14001 and ISO 20121 certifications leads to a resounding result of meeting all standards. With the decision to refresh their sustainability management system in 2020. Image taken February 2020 before the pandemic.