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Omicron and the Events Industry: The View from South Africa

The discovery of a new Covid variant has sparked panic across the globe and left many event professionals dealing with mass cancellations. While it’s still early days, it’s crucial to unpack Omicron’s impact on our industry and understand how we can move forward. 

Omicron and the Events Industry: The View from South Africa

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9 Tips for Designing Hybrid Events

Hybrid events come with many challenges. Keeping two different audiences engaged is the primary concern, but other priorities include repurposing content, managing time and catering to new attendee needs. Three event designers share their strategies for survival.

9 Tips for Designing Hybrid Events

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How Automation Is the Key to Making Money for Virtual and Hybrid Events

The final part of our four-part series of recordings from the Event Innovation Lab™ at IMEX America focuses on the challenges around monetization of virtual and hybrid events. Get a fresh and somewhat contrarian take on how to generate revenue from online event experiences. 

How Automation Is the Key to Making Money for Virtual and Hybrid Events

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What Event Planners Can Learn From IBC’s Last-Minute Cancellation

IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention, recently made headlines when it canceled the in-person component of its event just over a week in advance of the planned gathering. Could they have been more transparent about their plans?

What Event Planners Can Learn From IBC’s Last-Minute Cancellation
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Road to Recovery: What Meeting and Event Planners Want From Hotels and Venues Right Now

After a yearlong pause for the travel industry, it’s now starting to feel like the cloud of uncertainty is being lifted. Planners are increasingly optimistic about the state of meetings and events and are growing more confident by the day about the future of the industry.

Road to Recovery: What Meeting and Event Planners Want From Hotels and Venues Right Now

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Why Omicron Won’t Undo All the Progress on Covid for Events

The recent emergence of Omicron, a new Covid variant of concern, has sent shockwaves through global markets and led to the WTO conference being postponed days ahead of the planned meeting in Geneva. How concerned should event planners be?

Why Omicron Won’t Undo All the Progress on Covid for Events

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Connection, Entertainment and Choice Are Key Ingredients for Audience Engagement

Experts share insights on the elusive art of event engagement. Explore different ways the event industry can deliver meaningful experiences that move people while engaging multiple audiences via different channels.

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Going Above and Beyond to Design Inclusive Experiential Events

The second in our four-part series of recordings from the Event Innovation Lab at IMEX America, this post will share expert insights on experiential and hybrid event design. Explore how event design can positively impact the event experience by creating unique moments of engagement and learn how event tech platforms are supporting future-focused event strategies

Going Above and Beyond to Design Inclusive Experiential Events

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The Formula for Making Hybrid Events a Success

Event Innovation Lab at IMEX America covered best practices on how venues can help address today’s top challenges, and how to confront the lies we tell ourselves about hybrid events.

The Formula for Making Hybrid Events a Success

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9 Tips for Designing Virtual Events

Designing a virtual event that keeps the audience from multitasking — or worse yet, logging off — takes careful forethought. Experts share their top virtual event tips, such as avoiding static presentations and making attendees part of the action.

9 Tips for Designing Virtual Events

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What the Metaverse Will Mean for the Event Industry

Will the metaverse — a parallel universe of virtual reality spaces — end up transforming the landscape of events, or is the hype overblown? Technical producer and technology guru Brandt Krueger shares his predictions.

What the Metaverse Will Mean for the Event Industry

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Are Cities That Offer Big Financial Perks to Lure Events Hurting Competition?

Some destinations use large incentives to attract events with the promise of government-backed grants. Some detractors, however, argue that they’re ineffective — or so effective that they create unfair competition. Is there a place for so-called subvention as the industry edges towards recovery?

Are Cities That Offer Big Financial Perks to Lure Events Hurting Competition?