Virtual & Hybrid Event Industry News Roundup: April 16-22
Here is your weekly roundup of news from the virtual and hybrid event industry from April 16- 22!
More Event Technology Awards’ judges revealed
Pauline Kwasniak of Female Event Planners, James Kelley, MCI’s director of onsite services, and Kathryn Frankson, director of event marketing at Informa are three of the latest judges announced for the Event Technology Awards, 2021!The Events Technology Awards honor the very best in the progression of events technology. With events occurring in a virtual environment for the previous year, there will no doubt be a lot of nominations for the virtual events community. For the full article, click here!
HOW TO SOLVE THE VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT PROBLEM
Scott Barnett, the founder of Meetway, conducted research for how his platform could work best for conferences. All it took was one question, asked pre-COVID: What is your favorite part of an event? About 90% of respondents cited one-on-one hallway meetings impromptu or pre-planned. Meetway is a virtual networking platform that ensures that attendees build real and lasting work relationships by meeting the people they want for one-on-one meetings! The one-on-one meeting system is a great way of solving the virtual appointment problem. For the full story, click here!
Hybrid Event Essentials highlights the greatest and latest solutions
To help take any residual ‘why’ out of hybrid, Event Industry News has compiled a hit list of ‘must have’ technological tools for event organizers. Hybrid Event Essentials highlights the best and most modern event-tech solutions. From software and live streaming channels to the custom branded kit, how to harness big picture film/video experiences effectively for physical and virtual audiences, examples of the best platforms to facilitate the execution across the dimensions, and a lot more too of course. For the list and full story, click here!
Half of the future B2B events will be completely virtual and “pandemic-proof”, finds LinkedIn research
B2B held a study with over 200 event organizers questioned. B2B discovered that 72% of businesses will conduct virtual events in the future after the pandemic. 77% of businesses are also interested in conducting hybrid events. In fact, businesses’ future event mix will be 32% physical, 45% virtual, and 23% hybrid. For the full story, click here!
Immersive AV appoint Neil Fleetwood and Russell Young as account directors
Immersive AV has appointed Neil Fleetwood and Russell Young as account directors. The two will be based in London, supporting the Telford-based business, creating engaging tech experiences for live, virtual, and hybrid events. The founder and CEO of Immersive AV commented on the appointment, “As the events industry evolves to the return of in-person events, the appointment of Russell and Neil underlines the commitment to strengthen our team, providing our valued clients with innovative technical solutions and unparalleled customer service they can rely on. ”For the full story, click here!
Brandfuel appoints David Foulger as new client services director
David Foulger joined the Brandfuel family to head the client account team. Foulder will be working across many of Brandfuel’s accounts, including some exciting new clients that have started working with Brandfuel over the last year since they broadened their virtual and hybrid offering. David Ball, CEO, and Founder of Brandfuel, said, “we are very happy to welcome David to the Brandfuel team, his energy and experience are going to be key to our commitment of delivering additional value and consultancy to our clients. We felt that the time was right to invest and support our account management team as our client portfolio increases. ”For the full story, click here! There you have it! Your weekly roundup of hybrid and virtual events news for the week of April 16th to the 22nd. It was an eventful week filled with great ideas and plans for the future of hybrid events. For more blog posts about hybrid events, check out our blog post about Hosting a Hybrid Event For Your Association? Here are 5 Things To Consider.