12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors. This eloquently sums up what 2021 will need as we return to live events.

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Why Building an Event Community is a Hot Trend for 2021

Eventmobi

More than any other marketing channel, face-to-face experiences solidify a sense of community and help sustain them in the long run. For example, run webinars featuring upcoming speakers, or publish blog interviews with high-profile attendees or speakers.

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Getting Serious About Sustainable Event Design

Convene by PCMA

Event organizers can decide which of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals Decide which of those 17 goals are most within their reach to accomplish and aligned with the mission of their organizations. 2, zero hunger, as a key element of its 2021 event, held July 19-23.

12 Event Trends and Shifts for 2021

Attendease

In the last five years Pantone has made this interesting, including ‘ultraviolet’ and ‘greenery’ and for the complexities of 2021 they have addressed it with two colors. This eloquently sums up what 2021 will need as we return to live events.

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Barbican Business Events continues focus on sustainability

Prestige Events Magazine

Sustainability has been a key part of the Barbican’s success story over the last two weeks with a win at the London Venue and Catering Awards, followed by the hosting of the Sustainable Events Show and the announcement of a major exhibition.

Year in Review: The Top 10 Stories of 2021, Plus Our 2022 Futurecast

Event Marketer

Indeed, as we rang in 2021, uncertainty loomed. The event offered panels hosted by Soledad O’Brien, cinematic live broadcasts, entertainment, including a performance by the Foo Fighters, celebrity speakers, philanthropy and community-building programming.

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ESSA announces 2021 conference programme

Event Industry News

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced details of its schedule for the ESSA Conference and Award Dinner, at Arena MK on December 2, 2021, in conjunction with its headline sponsors, BeMatrix and JL Live.

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IMEX America is Back!: Day 1 Highlights from the Return to Meeting

Smart Meetings

The opening day of IMEX America 2021 at Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas was humming with people just happy to be back together. Check out today's speakers and tune in throughout the day [link] @NickBorelli @ItsWillCurran @IMEX_Group #IMEX21 pic.twitter.com/XFIm504s3i.

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8 Key Takeaways From Agents of Hybrid 2021

Bizzaboo

From sustainability rooms to floating robot balloons, we tested the limits to create a truly inclusive experience and push the boundaries of what is possible in the hybrid era. Right now, ZenDesk isn't going to be producing any physical events in 2021 (2022?).

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ICC Wales hosts largest exhibition to date as part of ISBA 2021 Annual Conference

Event Industry News

The International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) has hosted its largest exhibition to date, as part of the ISBA 2021 Annual Conference (Independent Schools’ Bursars Association).

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Emerging Event Trends That Will Shape the Industry in 2021

Bizzabo

97% of event professionals believe we will see more hybrid events in 2021. It’s hard to predict but here are some ways hybrid events could emerge in 2021. This is why professional broadcasting will become much more prominent in 2021. Source: Convening Leaders 2021.

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Southampton International Boat Show 2021 celebrates a phenomenal event

Event Industry News

With presentations from guest speakers on the Foredeck stage and the On The Water stage the show has been promoting accessibility and engagement, from SailGP’s Inspire programme to tales from round-the-world yachtsmen and women such as Mike Golding OBE and Pip Hare.

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ICC Wales hosts largest exhibition to date as part of ISBA 2021 Annual Conference

Prestige Events Magazine

The International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) has hosted its largest exhibition to date, as part of the ISBA 2021 Annual Conference (Independent Schools’ Bursars Association).

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Informa Connect launches ConnectMe App, from Totem, with advanced features and sustainability gamification

Event Industry News

One of the first Informa Connect events to go live with the app is BioProcess International, a three day in-person event and digital experience in September 2021 for the Biopharma community and part of Biotech Week Boston.

CalSAE Seasonal Spectacular Brought the Festive

Smart Meetings

— JT Long (@SmartMtgsJT) December 16, 2021. — SmartMeetings (@SmartMeetings) December 16, 2021. — JT Long (@SmartMtgsJT) December 15, 2021. President Heather Tanfani shared strategies and tactics for planning post-pandemic sustainable meetings.

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4 Key Learnings from MPI’s 2021 EMEC Conference

Eventsforce

As one of Europe’s main conferences for event professionals, the show had a dedicated theme focusing on business development & personal growth and featured a packed selection of inspiring speakers. The opening keynote speaker, Gill Hicks was beamed in live from Adelaide, Australia.

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No Planning, No Planet Event Announced

Prestige Events Magazine

Targetted at hospitality, events and travel professionals “No Planning, No Planet” aims to provide food for thought on how the industry can pro-actively adapt to promote a more sustainable approach. Sustainability is rising to the top of the corporate agenda for UK organisations.

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Lessons learned from online meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Conferences that Work

One of the report’s conclusions: “Closed-captioning content benefits many, especially non-native English speakers.”

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AEV announces Samme Allen as host for 2021 Conference at BDC

Event Industry News

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) has announced that Samme Allen, speaker, event designer and founder of conferenceemcees.com, will be hosting its annual conference on Friday 26 November 2021 at the Business Design Centre (BDC), London, with the theme ‘Disruption: the new norm.’.

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Show of strength – perfect start for Event Tech Live 2021

Event Industry News

Event Tech Live 2021 (ETL21) landed with a massive splash today. Parry highlighted the power and reach of ETL21’s virtual arms, which bring another level at least to the speed networking and roundtables that punctuate the sessions with sustainable input from right across the world.

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7 Hybrid Event Benefits Essential for your 2021 Event Strategy

Nunify

Most events on Nunify have speakers, exhibitors, sponsors & attendees log in from all parts of the world, 24×7. 2 days, 50 speakers, parallel tracks with attendees rushing in and out of sessions – This no longer needs to be the case with Hybrid events.

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9 Reasons Why Hybrid Events are the Future of Events in 2021

Nunify

A fragment of the event organisers, guest speakers can leverage the best of in-venue systems. One of the biggest challenges while planning an event is to plan speaker availability. With hybrid events, certain speakers can even join remotely.

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Building Year-Round Engagement With Audiences

Convene by PCMA

In many ways, 2021 felt like a series of false starts. Not only does it open up access to those unable to travel to in-person events, it can also serve as a home base for attendees to connect before, during, and after events, which is crucial for sustained engagement.

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Event sector come together with artists, athletes, activists and politicians for Green Recovery

Event Industry News

Artists, athletes, industry, activists, Indigenous representatives and politicians are coming together at the 13th edition of the Green Events & Innovations Conference 2021. How can production processes be reimagined in a sustainable fashion?

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Virtual Conferences: The 2021 Guide

Bizzabo

Welcome to your guide for virtual conferences in 2021. The virtual conference was a great success and consisted of 50,000+ Cloud and SaaS experts, 50+ speakers, 5000+ braindates, and 1-on-1 networking opportunities. More Sustainable. Sponsored Event Sessions and Event Speakers.

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Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

PCMA Convene

As the business events industry — and everyone else — says good riddance to 2020, the editors at <i>Convene</i> consider the business events industry trends they’ll be watching in 2021. We’ll get a taste of that at PCMA Convening Leaders 2021 , Jan.

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Uncovering the Hidden World of Fantastic Fungi

Convene by PCMA

15–17, 2021. brought to light fungi’s medicinal and sustainability uses. The virtual event will host more than 40 experts ranging from environmentalists and mycologists to chefs and foragers, with guest speakers including Deepak Chopra, M.D., There are more than 1.5

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BMA House – Top Hybrid Venue

Prestige Events Magazine

Home to the British Medical Association since 1925, the sustainable venue boasts 22 unique and versatile spaces for up to 320, including 11 purpose-built meeting rooms, all fitted with cutting edge AV technology. Eventprofs Featured Sustainability

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IMEX Came Back Big Time

Smart Meetings

The show included200 education sessions, new education tracks, a new People & Planet Village with a ‘misfit’ fruit and vegetable juice bar plus sustainability sessions; a Tech Therapy Area and a daily wellbeing program, which featured the traditional #IMEXrun on Wednesday morning.

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Global Event Planning: How It Differs From Your Run of the Mill Event

SpotMe Blog

By embracing a hybrid event, you’re working with a more sustainable event model. In 2021, English remains the most widely spoken language worldwide. Panel discussions where speakers don’t share a language but must communicate in real-time. .

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BMA House continues to develop hybrid and digital offering

Prestige Events Magazine

Including options for webcasting, breakouts, speaker only conferences and exhibitor/sponsor packages, the offering reflects both the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the future needs of event organisers. Digital and hybrid solutions offer a new take on the concept of sustainable events.

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How to Choose the Best Virtual Event Software

GEVME

No matter what the software, they will have some typical features such as: – A video playback to view the event live, such as a performance, or a presentation from a live speaker.

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How to Choose the Best Virtual Event Software

GEVME

No matter what the software, they will have some typical features such as: – A video playback to view the event live, such as a performance, or a presentation from a live speaker.

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How Salesforce is Embracing Safety, Tech to Elevate its Dreamforce Event

Event Marketer

The brand also invited attendees to customize their event experience by industry and topic (such as sustainability) to enjoy a more personalized, Netflix-like experience. 12 Takeaways from the Virtual Editions of EMS 2021.

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A Virtual Event May Be The Perfect Format For Your Next Event

GEVME

Without powerful speakers and interesting, engaging elements, your audience will not stay back for your entire event. Either you can hire a professional speaker or Emcee, or you can pick someone from your company who can speak well and is confident.

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A Virtual Event May Be The Perfect Format For Your Next Event

GEVME

Without powerful speakers and interesting, engaging elements, your audience will not stay back for your entire event. Either you can hire a professional speaker or Emcee, or you can pick someone from your company who can speak well and is confident.

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End Game: How Event Marketers are Keeping Attendees from Leaving Early

Event Marketer

Over the years, event marketers have relied on traditional tactics to sustain event engagement, like wrapping the event with a concert by a Grammy Award-winning artist or offering major incentives like free travel. Breaking down the psychology of event engagement.

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Climate Conferences on the Agenda

Convene by PCMA

A number of other significant events have recently taken place with the environment, sustainability and climate change at the center of their missions. Some were specifically created to be held around COP26, and others have made sustainability and climate change central to their mission.

Code Red! Your Fix-It Guide for Today’s Event Emergencies

SmartMeetings

Epoxies could range from repurposing florals for sterile rooms to finding gluten-free meals for the dozen VIPs who didn’t RSVP, to filling in for the speaker who missed a flight. See also : 6 F&B Trends That Will Shape 2021 Events. “A

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Green Tourism helps businesses meet demand for environmentally friendly venues with launch of Green Meetings Standard

Event Industry News

Green Tourism, the world’s leading sustainable certification programme, is giving event venues the tools that they need for a sustainable recovery from the pandemic with the launch today of its Green Meetings Standard.