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Widening accessibility with virtual networking events

By Paul Scholey, Senior VP International and GM, BlueJeans by Verizon

As restrictions ease over the summer, I’m certainly eager to get back into live events and networking. This past year, however, many events managers learned a valuable lesson: for some people virtual is the best - or only - option. 

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When an event becomes an experience

At the moment, there’s a lot of discussions about value. Rightly so, despite the euphoria of our industry’s return to form, and the increase in businesses investing in events, there is also concern around what the future may bring.

The cost-of-living crisis and the potential of recession is putting added pressure onto any kind of business investment; and events are no different. Right now, everyone needs to be looking at the value they offer.

Singapore welcomes back vaccinated travellers

Singapore welcomes back vaccinated travellers

All international MICE travellers are now being invited back to the Southeast Asian economic powerhouse, the perfect stage for the world to meet, stage large events and interact with communities that have long been separated.

 

Singapore and the Pandemic

Despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the entire global MICE industry, Singapore has been able to navigate the challenges faced and, in fact, use the crisis as an opportunity for development and innovation.

What if we treated Hybrid audiences more like football fans??

Hybrid has got the events industry a bit ruffled. It should be a nirvana event solution providing the best of both worlds, with the opportunity to tap into a far wider audience, but what we’re hearing from event organisers is that the combo of live and virtual has presented its own unique challenges.

Big room, small room, not a cardboard box

Association meetings are on the up. After a long two years of patching together conventions and educational meetings, through digital platforms and social distanced gatherings, these organisations are again reaping the benefits of face-to-face.

But, like every aspect of the meetings industry, things have changed. At The Eastside Rooms we’re having slightly different conversations with our association meeting customers, the general view is that fragmentation adds value and environment is key.