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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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. So the big question to ponder for 2021 and beyond is: Will those — especially global and non-members — who’ve attended virtual events this year return?

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CES 2021: What Does It Mean For The Events Industry?

Endless Events

They have covered the CES 2019 in the past, and it’s high time they go over the CES 2021. Because of the unprecedented state the events industry finds itself in, the CES 2021 moved from Las Vegas into the virtual space. CES 2021: The Pros And Cons Of Going Virtual.

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The High Cost of Hybrid

Velvet Chainsaw

As organizations shift their energy and resources to adapting safety protocols and freshening in-person conferences and trade shows, will the virtual event and platforms built to sustain them survive or even flourish?

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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.

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2Heads appointed by sustainability champions WBCSD

Event Industry News

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has selected 2Heads as its retained brand experience partner. trillion and 19 million employees, to work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

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What the Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021 Mean for Events

PCMA Convene

based market research firm, has just published its Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2021 , which provides insights for the business events industry. Resilience and adaptability are the driving forces behind these top global and consumer trends in 2021.

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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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DRPG exceeds expectations of their sustainability audit

Event Industry News

With the decision to refresh their sustainability management system in 2020. The external auditors looked into all areas of sustainability, from CSR activations, to project sustainability.

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Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021

Event Industry News

Story and Venue Search London’s survey of over 150 corporate event buyers gives a real insight into the current thinking around the timing of returning to live, the ongoing use of virtual and hybrid events together with plans for the all-important 2021 Christmas party season.

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The Complete Step-by-Step Festival Planning Guide for 2021

InitLive

Offer the most sustainable festival experience possible. In 2021, there are so many marketing channels to choose from and it's up to you to determine what channels are best to reach your target demographics.

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Top 50 Virtual Event Ideas for your Next Online Event

GEVME

When hosting a virtual event, you have to give your audience an experience they may have never experienced before which has a good Sustainable Growth. After experiencing a virtual event’s advantages during the lockdown, the demand for these events increased.

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

Event Industry News

Centered around Earth Day (22nd April ’21), the Ambassadors will be asking fellow event professionals, marketing their sustainability initiatives, to do so in a way that will make a difference for the future of the event sector.

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Interview of Veemal Gungadin with CNA 93.8 MHz

GEVME

Technology is evolving so the cost being two to three times, it’s just not sustainable. CNA 938 Singapore Today presenters Lance Alexander and Melanie Oliveiro interviewed Veemal Gungadin, CEO of GEVME. . Read the transcript below.

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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.

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Live Panel: Making Sustainability No.1 in the U.S. Music Industry

Event Industry News

A Greener Festival present an insightful Live Panel discussion on Friday, February 12 at 14:30 EST / 20:30 CET for a conversation on creating demand for sustainability in the U.S.

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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. EventSost is the leading sustainability certification for the global events industry.

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What the vaccine means for event access in 2021: is hybrid here to stay?

Event Industry News

If in-person only events are to become the reserve of the vaccinated-only, viability seems highly unlikely during 2021. The sustainability of socially-distanced events is also questionable.

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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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Catering Trends for 2021

Floktu

After an unprecedented year, 2021 events are all about finding the right balance. In 2021, the number of staff per event will likely rise, to ensure the experience is best for every guest. Although the forecast is for a small setback in green practices with the return of disposable individual packaging and bottled beverages, there is space for brands and companies to develop greener alternatives and keep events on a sustainable path.

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London welcomes in 2021 with message of thanks and hope

Event Industry News

London welcomed in 2021 with a spectacular city-wide display, sending a message of thanks and hope to the nation and the world. The show ended with Sir David Attenborough giving a call to action and message of hope for a sustainable future.

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The Ops Nest set to deliver actionable sustainability solutions for the benefit of the wider industry

Event Industry News

The Ops Nest announce latest ‘ops-stacle’ challenge to explore sustainability and create a collective resource for the wider industry to utilise. The Ops Nest will drive a set of actionable solutions and ideas which we can use as an industry to drive sustainability.

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2 Simple Reasons to Focus on Green Events in the COVID-19 Age

Eventbrite

Covid-19 Event Planning March COVID-19 eco-friendly Environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly events green event green events greener events sustainability Sustainable events

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HBAA to get behind EventWell and Buses4Homeless as its chosen charities for 2021

Event Industry News

HBAA will be supporting EventWell and Buses4Homeless as its charitable social enterprises for 2021, as part of the association’s strategy, aligned to resilience and ethics, as two of its four pillars.

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Why the Digital Hosted Buyer Program Is Your Best Bet

PCMA Convene

Breaking even — or worse, dropping 50-percent less operating income to the bottom line of your 2021 digital events — isn’t an option for most of you, am I right? There is a silver bullet that is effective, delivers the ROI, delights sponsors, and is sustainable for all future events you host.

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ESSA launches new Working Groups

Event Industry News

Martin Cottrell, managing director, A1 Event & Exhibition Cleaning Services, Chair, ESSA Sustainability Working Group. The ESSA Sustainability Working Group will look at all aspects of sustainability, from environmental to human.

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Meeting the Challenge of Hybrid Events

PCMA Convene

Hybrid meetings have clear benefits like greater sustainability, nearly unlimited global reach, and the relative ease of including speakers who are unable to travel to the physical meeting location that will persist long after the pandemic has died down.

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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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Event center software: How Camrose Regional Exhibition saved 480 hours a month and two salaries using our tools

Planning Pod

My biggest source of stress comes down to, ‘Am I doing the right things for the organization for its future sustainability and am I utilizing my employees to their fullest?’

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DES Spotlight: Carola Van Der Hoeff

PCMA Convene

In January 2021, we’re going to discuss how our future will look like for our events, and how do events fit in the organizational strategy. Digital Event Strategist Spotlight: Carola Van Der Hoeff. It is no secret that COVID-19 has upended the business events industry.

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How to Use Events to Optimize Every Stage of the B2B Marketing Funnel

Aventri

B2B customer relationships are built on trust and sustainability, especially in today’s primarily service-based economy. Events have a proven track record in establishing those relationships and driving meaningful business growth.

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Virtual Conferences: The 2021 Guide

Bizzabo

Welcome to your guide for virtual conferences in 2021. More Sustainable. This makes them a much more sustainable event compared to their in-person counterparts. Discover best practices for launching a virtual conference, engaging your audience, and more.

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Boris Johnson plans ‘Covid passport’ trials to reopen mass events

Event Industry News

Originally published by Business Standard on 4th April 2021.

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Toronto Wedding Planners Share Their Favourite Weddings from 2020

EventSource

There’s some great 2021 wedding inspiration in this one! With COVID-19 regulations in place, they decided to elope, just the two of them, and postpone their larger wedding to 2021. I cant wait to see these two celebrate again in 2021.

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Top event tech for virtual engagement and interaction

Event Industry News

Developed from forty years of experience in events, 2Heads digital toolkit EventHive is fast becoming the go to solution for event organisers as they continue digital marcomm strategies and plan for a hybrid 2021 and 2022.

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Experimenting With Virtual Reality

PCMA Convene

VR participants also could play an interactive, sustainable investing game and had access to on-demand video and other content. Morningstar used VR to demonstrate a spirit of experimentation at its Morningstar Investment Conference (MIC).

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Green Goblet

Event Industry News

Directory Sustainable Suppliers branded Ecocups Greener Events Refill not landfill Reusable Cups Sustainable suppliers

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Could MultiPOD Concept Kickstart Physical Meetings?

SmartMeetings

Smaller sustainability footprint. Up until the fall, most organizations, including associations and societies, remained hopeful that they would be running their 2021 annual conferences just like they did before. We can be certain of two things.

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Green innovations for events, ents and sport

Event Industry News

The event welcomes industry leaders, professionals, visionaries, governments and all individuals and organisations working to bring environmental and social sustainability to the live events, sports and creative sectors.

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Government-backed cancellation insurance “critical” for UK festival comeback

Event Industry News

Uncertainty prevailed at a Live Music Festivals Committee meeting this morning, with industry representatives calling for a clear message about when, and if, it will be safe to reopen; to start selling tickets for outdoor events in 2021.

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