How Global Event Creators Are Adapting With COVID-19 Friendly Activities

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COVID-19 has upended the event world, and creators have had to adapt to deliver events in new and interesting ways. Still, even the most imaginative events professionals continue to face challenges as they work to design in-person and virtual events that attract attendees.

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GES launches interactive Global Event Tracker

Event Industry News

GES is excited to announce an interactive Global Event Tracker covering key trade show cities and event attendance for the past 90 days. The tracking tool displays event information in an at-a-glance format where tradeshows and events are happening and is updated twice a month.

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How Global Event Creators Are Adapting With Pandemic-Friendly Events

Eventbrite

COVID-19 has upended the events world, and creators have had to adapt to deliver events in new and interesting ways. Still, even the most imaginative events professionals continue to face challenges as they work to design in-person and virtual events that attract attendees.

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Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability

Event Industry News

Positive Impact Events is empowering its 1,400 strong community of Ambassadors to raise funds that will support the creation of a science-based carbon target and reduction framework, a requirement to ensure future generations can still attend events. million event professionals.

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IMEX 2021 cancellation

Event Industry News

Statement from IMEX website: It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of IMEX in Frankfurt 2021, due to take place at Messe Frankfurt from 25 – 27 May. We know the timing of our announcement comes as a blow so early in 2021.

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PCMA’s First Omnichannel Convening Leaders: The Great, the Good and the Not So…

Velvet Chainsaw

I was excited to attend PCMA’s Omnichannel Convening Leaders event last week. The Great: Global Reach and Main-Stage Experiences. Applause to PCMA for engaging the global business events community and for the diversity of speakers and formats offered during CL.

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Event Relief 2021: 24hr Global Vodcast Marathon raising funds for #eventprofs

Event Industry News

Wednesday 3 rd March will see the very first Global Vodcast marathon, organised & hosted throughout by events & exhibitions professional, Dan Assor. Event Well currently have chapters in the United Kingdom, America, and Canada.

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Konduko appoints new VP in marketing push for safe, contactless global event technology

Event Industry News

Swiss-based contactless event pioneer, Konduko, has today announced the appointment of Mathew James as new VP for marketing and communications. Contactless technology for events is here to stay.

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B2B marketers are putting their faith in sponsored virtual events in 2021: GDS research

Event Industry News

Sponsored virtual events are now the second most popular lead generation tactic for B2B marketers 73% of B2B marketing professionals cite virtual events as highly effective 79% of marketers plan to sponsor six or more virtual events in 2021 Access the report “The State of Marketing Acceleration”.

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The Human-Centric Future Of Events With Megan Henshall

Endless Events

In today’s episode of #EventIcons, we fix our eyes on the future and talk about post-COVID events. Before we even start considering the event tech side of things, for example, we have to go back to basics. The future of events is human-centric!

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Safe Streaming: How to Hybrid without Getting Bombed

SmartMeetings

A majority (65 percent) said their approach to managing cybersecurity is to hire the best tech support they can afford and rely on them to keep the event secure. Only collect what is essential to conduct the event. Do you recommend virtual event insurance?

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Monetizing Your Virtual Event: 5 Proven Tips

Bizzabo

Since in-person gatherings moved online, experts have been determining the best way to monetize virtual events. Apply advice from four leading event profs. Designing a valuable virtual event attendees will want to pay for starts with building trust that the experience will be worth it.

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21 of the Most Influential Women in Events

Glisser

March 8th is International Women's Day , a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight and thank some of the most empowering and influential women in the global events industry today.

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When Is the Right Time to Host Your Event Live?

SmartMeetings

When planning an event, we’ve always had to weigh factors, such as holidays and seasons, that helped determine the best time to host it. A question I’ve been hearing a lot recently is “If we host a live event , will they come?” So, when is the right time to host your event live?

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What Event Professionals Have Learned From Pandemic Disruption

PCMA Convene

Alex Sapiz, vice president for global events for Cisco (clockwise from top left); Lauren Parr, vice president for meetings at the American Geographical Union; and Timothy Simpson, brand and engagement chief strategist for the Design Studio, talk about disruption during a NEXT Conference session.

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Lessons from Leaders: The Season Finale

SmartMeetings

Maritz Global Events President David Peckinpaugh, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, U.S. regularly, making the case that the hospitality industry needs support so it can help restart the global economy.

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Why Meeting Planners are Jumping on Clubhouse

SmartMeetings

Like an in-person event, the quality of the content is as good as the people in the room. When I saw a notice for a room opening up called “CH Cage Fight Live Events vs. Hybrid” featuring Smart Meetings Planners of the Year Timothy Simpson (brand and engagement chief strategist for Design Studio by Maritz Global Events) and Elizabeth Sage (associate director of events and trade shows with Illumina), I had to listen in.

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How Event Professionals Can Draw Inspiration From the Famous 2020 NBA Bubble

Bizzabo

The NBA’s Joey Graziano joined us at Reimagine Experience 2021 to share how the NBA completely redesigned the attendee experience in response to COVID-19. In that moment, the team had to quickly rethink the entire strategy around their events in order to keep their players and their fans safe.

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Hospitality Helping Hands Has Far Reach

PCMA Convene

12, more than 50 business event professionals came together online for Hospitality Helping Hands, PCMA’s pre-conference social responsibility opportunity. The digital platform provided an opportunity to benefit a community located far away from destinations hosting group events. “In

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2Heads appointed by sustainability champions WBCSD

Event Industry News

The new relationship will see 2Heads support WBCSD in evolving its live event program into a sustainable-first virtual and hybrid model across 2021. We are very excited to open this new chapter with 2Heads as we work together to turbo charge our event agenda.

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World Wide Group solutions designed to ensure memorable and measurable events

Event Industry News

With a history in filmmaking that goes right back to 1935, and Oscars/Baftas on the shelf, World Wide Group (WWG) knows very well how production quality can make or break a hybrid event. World Wide Group solutions are designed to ensure that events are memorable and measurable.

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World’s largest exhibitions operator says physical events to return this year, as vaccine hopes spark recovery in consumer confidence

Event Industry News

Shares in Informa rose almost 2% on Wednesday, after the world’s biggest exhibition operator said that 2021 is likely to be a year of “return of physical events,” as hopes of COVID-19 vaccines spark a recovery in consumer confidence.

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Swapcard acquires Avolio, Inc. and integrates registration into event platform

Event Industry News

Swapcard , the Paris-based leading AI-powered engagement and matchmaking platform for premium virtual and hybrid events, announced this week its acquisition of Avolio, Inc., a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg.

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How Bad Was 2020? EIC Plans to Find Out

MeetingsNet

The Events Industry Council is gearing up for a global economic-impact study that will quantify losses from the pandemic. The study will use 2019 as a benchmark and quantify event-related economic losses in 2020 due to the pandemic.

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AMR launches Exhibition Recovery Tracker

Event Industry News

This new initiative provides a monthly quantitative view of how face-to-face exhibition activity is recovering across 15* major exhibition markets, by comparing it to pre-COVID event activity.

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An Attendee-centric Experience for Virtual and Hybrid Events: Communique Conferencing

Event Industry News

An Attendee-centric Experience for Virtual and Hybrid Events, Driven by Artificial Event Intelligence. Communique offers clients a choice of hybrid event options including a highly customized 3D virtual environment or a simpler 2D, plug and play, hybrid event experience.

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Nick Borelli Joins Allseated! 

All Seated

At the same time, he began his events career working in catering. Nick introduced the idea of blogging in the 2000s to attendees of Catersource as well as social media strategies at The Special Event where he was a perennial speaker for ten years. .

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Events Industry Council announces 2020 Hall of Leaders inductees and Social Impact Award Recipients

Event Industry News

The Events Industry Council (EIC) today announced the 2020 Hall of Leaders inductees and Social Impact Award recipients. They will be honoured at a virtual celebration on 25 March 2021. Black Tourism and DMO Leaders – Nominated by Mike Gamble, SearchWide Global.

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EventsCase announces its successful certification as a sustainable resource for events

Event Industry News

EventsCase achieves the EventSost accreditation as a sustainable resource by demonstrating its ability to improve sustainable event management results. Eliminating waste derived from disassembling the stand for events.

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Wimbledon events company backed with £15.6 million facility from HSBC UK

Event Industry News

The company behind world-famous events including The AELTC Wimbledon Championships, Virgin Money London Marathon and the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia for the Joshua v Ruiz II rematch, has been supported with a 15.6

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Key Appointment to Montgomery Group ‘Design & Build Division’

Event Industry News

The ‘Design & Build Division’ within global events company, Montgomery Group, has announced a key appointment to its marketing team. Wooster joins from Futurebuild where she spent three years as marketing manager and played an integral role in taking the sustainable built environment event independent. FIT Show draws an audience of 10,000 across three days and is scheduled to take place at the NEC from Sunday September 26 – 28, 2021.

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UFI and Virtual Events Institute confirm partnership

Event Industry News

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and the Virtual Events Institute (VEI) have announced a strategic partnership. Since launching in June 2020, more than 1,000 event professionals have registered for the VEI Certification Programme.

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The value of global partnerships to business events

Event Industry News

Since 2012, VisitScotland Business Events has been a strategic partner of global events association PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), headquartered in Chicago, US. They were immersive and engaging and truly captured the essence of an ‘in person’ event.”.

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Hot off the press: Swapcard Acquires Avolio, Inc. and Integrates Registration Into Event Platform

techsytalk

a registration platform headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and its event management software, IPReg. Coming off a skyrocketing year with more than 1,570 successful virtual events run on Swapcard in 2020, we experienced unprecedented growth. We're hosting our second virtual event, Evolve 2.0,

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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.

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The time is now: Why there is no better time than now to go on sale for 2021

Event Industry News

Thanks to pent-up demand, decreased competition and the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines, Festicket and Event Genius Marketing Director Luis Sousa explains why there is no better time than now to go on sale for 2021.

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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.

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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.

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PCMA Releases Updated Business Events Compass Report

Event Industry News

PCMA today released an update to Business Events Compass , an actionable framework of insights and strategies for business event professionals and their business partners during the pandemic and beyond. Comprehensive Global Methodology.

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Top 7 Event Management Software Companies

SmartMeetings

If you plan events, the Technavio 2017-2021 market research report on global event management software will definitely catch your eye. According to the tech research and advisory company, the market’s seven key players are Cvent, EMS Software, etouches, Eventbrite, Lanyon Solutions, XING Events and Ungerboeck Systems International. The global event-management software market size is projected to grow to USD 1.64

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