Meetings & Events

Your Guide to Technology for Virtual Events

Your Guide to Technology for Virtual Events

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Covid-19 has changed the event tech landscape forever. Until 2020, a trend of event tech mergers and acquisitions saw the rise of monolithic, one-stop shops and the event tech industry became harder and harder to penetrate. Now, virtual events have created a new vertical, and the horizon is filled with new players.  

4 days ago

Event Technology As We Know It Is Over: Here’s What’s Next

Event Technology As We Know It Is Over: Here’s What’s Next

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Eventtech never kept its promise to change events forever. Now that events are only happening online, we are witnessing a seismic market shake-up. What does the future look like?   

5 days ago

Event Planners Expect a 4th Quarter Comeback — Is It Realistic?

Event Planners Expect a 4th Quarter Comeback — Is It Realistic?

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As countries slowly reopen and, for some, allow large live events again, a majority of event planners foresee going back to business in the fourth quarter of 2020 or early 2021. Is this a realistic expectation?  

6 days ago

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New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

New Skift Report: The Bright Future of Meetings and Events in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

The meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry in Thailand is stronger now than ever before and is expected to continue growing. Today, Bangkok is one of Asia’s most exciting cities and a major business hub for the region, especially after hosting the ASEAN summit in 2019.

4 months ago

What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic?

What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic?

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A growing number of countries are reauthorizing large professional events that include trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and congresses. Here is a list of events moving forward in the third and fourth quarters of 2020, and in early 2021.    

1 week ago

Would You Sign a Liability Waiver to Attend an Event?

Would You Sign a Liability Waiver to Attend an Event?

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Waivers for President Trump’s Tulsa rally exposed another pitfall in the return to live events: liability. Who is liable for inevitable new cases? Will attendees accept the risk when it’s scribbled into a legal waiver? Recent research from DYNATA says no. Here’s our take.  

1 week ago

Event Tech Firm Aventri Will Deploy New Funding to Drive Innovations in Virtual Events

Event Tech Firm Aventri Will Deploy New Funding to Drive Innovations in Virtual Events

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Aventri closes a successful round of strategic fundraising to expand its virtual and hybrid event offering, proving that even event tech giants are nimble enough to pivot in response to Covid-19.  

2 weeks ago

Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help

Governments’ Indecision Leaves Event Industry Screaming for Help

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The event industry is surviving the fourth month of total shutdown. Immediate action is needed from local governments before irreparable damage is caused.    

2 weeks ago

14 Essential Safety Measures for Your Post-Lockdown Events

14 Essential Safety Measures for Your Post-Lockdown Events

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We’re all eager to get back to live face-to-face events, but the risk of creating a superspreading event looms. Planners will need to bring their A-game to combat risk on a number of fronts. To help you rise to the occasion, we’ve compiled a list of safety features you’ll likely need to consider.  

2 weeks ago

CEO of Eventbrite: Don’t Discount the Revenue You Can Make on Virtual Events

CEO of Eventbrite: Don’t Discount the Revenue You Can Make on Virtual Events

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Julia Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite, recently held a Q&A session as part of the Extra Crunch Live event series. She discussed the future of events and the impact Covid-19 has had on the tech giant.

2 weeks ago

Is Profit Possible for Live Events With Social Distancing?

Is Profit Possible for Live Events With Social Distancing?

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New social distancing requirements for live events inevitably generate higher costs while impairing revenue. Will the first live events even be financially viable? Planners will need to find ways to mitigate the costs, maximize the reach, and boost revenue.  

3 weeks ago

New Coronavirus Fears Risk Delaying Event Industry Comeback

New Coronavirus Fears Risk Delaying Event Industry Comeback

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While the event industry is busy with its reopening plans, a resurgence in hospitalizations is once again casting serious doubts about the safety for attendees. As a result, we have updated our coronavirus Outlook and Recovery Timeline.    

3 weeks ago