News & Articles - in-person events

  • Cvent Signs Multi-Year Agreement with MPI

    Cvent has extended its partnership with the largest global meeting and event industry association, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), through to 2024. “MPI has remained steadfast in its commitment to creating a community that advances the industry and the careers of the people in it,” says Cvent CEO and founder, Reggie Aggarwal. “After what’s been a difficult last 18 months for meeting and event professionals, it’s more important than ever to continue this mission. We’re proud to support MPI and their…

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  • In-person Events Safer than Daily Activities: Study

    Amid uncertainty of the fourth COVID wave fuelled by the Delta variant, research shows attending in-person business events is safer than daily activities like going to the grocery store, and that hosting the events does not increase local COVID-19 case rates. In fact, for recent August events, the infection rates were as much as 95 percent lower than the U.S. at large. Modelling found risks of infection at events to be as much as eight times less than the metropolitan…

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  • How to Leverage Technology to Simplify your Hybrid Event Production

    A recently published study by EventMB found an overwhelming majority of event organizers (81 per cent) believe they have to design and execute separate, dedicated experiences for in-person and remote audiences when hosting a hybrid event. Fortunately, with the right production technology and expertise, you don’t have to plan two separate events when going hybrid. Here’s how. Focus on Content Hybrid formats allow you to produce one event with two outputs. Take Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The five-day event…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology, Virtual Events

  • Could Provinces’ Early Lifting of COVID Rules Set the Events Industry Back?

    In a matter of days, the Alberta government will lift all remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions that have been in place for most of the pandemic. As of Aug. 16, masks will be completely optional except in certain settings like acute care or continuing care facilities, and people who test positive for COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine anymore. Isolation hotels and quarantine support will also no longer be available and by month’s end, COVID-19 tests will only be…

    Event Operations

  • Experiential Agency Adopts Rapid COVID-19 Testing for Events

    Toronto experiential agency Event Circle has launched rapid COVID-19 testing for corporate and private events. The company says the goal of introducing the Health Canada approved testing is to help clients ease back into the world of events safely now that Ontario is in Stage 3 of its reopening plan. Trained on-site nurses will collect and complete SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigen tests for all staff and guests as they enter an event. The process consists of a painless, shallow nasal…

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Pricing your Hybrid Event

    As hybrid models gather momentum, many event planners are becoming increasingly concerned about one issue that has no clear answer: pricing. Here are five key questions to help you determine how to price your next hybrid event. 1. What is the hybrid event makeup? When producing a hybrid event that combines in-person and virtual attendees, you can choose where to place the emphasis on pricing. This will be determined in part by your communications strategy and what level of profit,…

    Event Operations, Meeting Checklists, Virtual Events

  • Get Trade Show Ready with this Exhibitor Checklist

    As pandemic restrictions continue to lift, many trade shows are committed to returning to in-person operations. This is exciting not just for attendees but also exhibitors. There is a lot to coordinate before you hit the show floor for your next big event. Given it has been quite some time since large face-to-face gatherings have been allowed, this guide provides a refresher to make the experience seamless and minimize stress. It’s also a great tool for first-time exhibitors. Pre-Show In…

    Event Operations, Meeting Checklists

  • The First Step to Strategically Moving Back into Live Events

    Recently, Black in Events Network hosted an online event with Kimberly Corbin, co-founder and managing partner for Meeting Shields, LLC, the largest 100 per cent woman and minority owned full-service protection and emergency management preparedness firm globally. Corbin also has 14 years of senior level experience in the hospitality and meetings industry. As we move into live, in-person events again, wherever you are in the world, what matters most is making sure you follow protocol and listen to whatever the…

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  • GDP Survey Shows Shift To In-Person Meetings

    Global DMC Partners’ (GDP) results of its Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey, conducted from December 3 to 29, 2020, indicated a clear shift toward hope for face-to-face meetings to resume in the latter part of 2021. Most (53 per cent) planners are predicting that their in-person meetings and events will resume sometime in Q3 andQ4 2021. The survey polled 242 respondents from the meetings and events industry. Of these, 93 per cent were planners; the other seven per cent…

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  • The Hidden Advantages of Virtual Events

    The production advantages to creating virtual events are clear. They’re much easier to execute and track for engagement and are far less expensive. There are a few other advantages that you may not have thought about though. Low costs can equal more exciting entertainment: Because of the lower operation costs involved in hosting virtual events, companies have significantly more wiggle room to splurge on more exciting event entertainment than what their budgets previously allowed. For example, a company who hosts…

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