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9 Emerging Event Industry Trends (2022-2024)

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The coronavirus accelerated changes that would have taken years to catch on.

And much of the industry is still catching up.

The $1.5 trillion worldwide event industry isn’t expected to fully return to normal until at least 2023.

There will continue to be major (and permanent) shifts in the industry for years to come.

Read more at: https://explodingtopics.com/blog/event-industry-trends

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Your 6 virtual event questions answered

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2020 changed everything for the events industry. As many countries restricted the amount and size of physical events that were able to take place in response to the unfolding pandemic, demand for virtual events increased dramatically. People, of course, still need to meet, (albeit virtually), and business is still happening.

As a technology provider that offers everything, you need to run a virtual event, here we answer some of the common virtual event questions we receive on a daily basis during this period of change and look at some of the advantages of virtual events.

Read more at: https://www.eventeyeapp.com/blog/your-6-virtual-event-questions-answered

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Top 5 data privacy trends In hybrid and virtual events to look out for in 2022

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In this content, we discuss the current data privacy trends to look out for in your next event. With the pandemic coming into effect, virtual events have become a common part of our realities and went up by 1000% in 2020. Since then, we all have grown accustomed to joining events and webinars from the comfort of our homes or cozy cafes.

However, hosting a virtual or hybrid event is not as simple as showing up on video and connecting with the attendees.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/data-privacy-trends.html

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Everything You Need to Know About HLS Streaming for Virtual and Hybrid Events in 2022

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HLS streaming is proof that we live in a rapidly changing world characterized by technological innovations. In the past, video delivery on the internet relied heavily on Adobe’s Flash video innovation. Lately, there’s been a significant change in the realm of online video. In particular, video streaming powered by HLS and HTML5 video players has progressively supplanted Adobe’s Flash protocol.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/tech-and-trends/hls-streaming.html

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Attract a Global Audience by Switching to a Hybrid Conference

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Eventbrite works with major online conference platforms and services so that you can easily take your conferences online. Not only will a hybrid conference connect you with virtual conference participants from around the world, but it will also create new networking opportunities for attendees as well as a much larger pool of potential customers.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/global-audience-hybrid-conference-ds00/

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Your Guide to the Best Virtual Event Platforms

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Selecting the best platform to use during your event is a big decision, because it ultimately determines your audience’s overall experience. Virtual event platforms play an important role especially for your attendees because it allows them to easily join and engage as if they were a part of the live event. When researching for the perfect event platform to use, you want to look for softwares that offers advanced features that enable you to host a memorable, multi-faceted and interactive event.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/your-guide-to-the-best-virtual-event-platforms

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What Is A Virtual Summit?

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These days, just about everything is going virtual, from offices to clothing stores – and events are no exception. With this new virtual working world, anyone can keep themselves and others safe while still receiving information and lessons normally received in an office. Along with the usual 9-5 work, conferences and summits are included in this new virtual working space. Read on to learn more about if a virtual summit is right for your strategy!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/what-is-a-virtual-summit-bonus-guide

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The Best Ways to Promote an Event in a Hybrid Format in 2022!

A hybrid event can be a great way to promote your business. By combining traditional and virtual event tools, you can create a well-rounded plan that will help you reach your target audience. Plus, by using social media platforms, you can keep your event top of mind for potential customers.

Read more at: https://webmobi.com/blog/the-best-ways-to-promote-an-event/

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The features to look for in a successful hybrid event platform in 2022!

Hybrid event platforms are a great way to get the most out of your event. By using a hybrid platform, you can have the best of both worlds. You can have the convenience of a virtual event platform, but the in-person feel of a traditional event. Plus, you can still keep all of your information private and secure.

Read more at: https://webmobi.com/blog/features-of-a-hybrid-event-platform/

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A Seamless Attendee Journey for Hybrid Events [Infographic]

Discover how to build a seamless attendee journey for hybrid events, from event registration, to live engagement, to post-event communication.

Creating a seamless attendee journey for hybrids events is no easy feat. It demands a strategic and systematic approach from event planners, who have to think of two separate experiences: virtual and in-person.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/a-seamless-attendee-journey-for-hybrid-events-infographic.html

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The Importance of Presentation Skills in hybrid or In-Person Events and How to Improve Them

Presentation skills is what gives value to your insights, instead it is useless if you aren’t able to communicate them properly.

Communication is a soft skill that many organizations recognize but fail to look for when recruiting fresh talent. Yet, in marketing, communicating with presentations is something that will happen quarterly, monthly, and sometimes even more regularly.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/presentation-skills-for-events.html

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Zoom Events: A Year of Enhancing Your Virtual and Hybrid Events

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They say time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s hard to believe our virtual events management solution, Zoom Events, just turned 1! Launched in the summer of 2021, Zoom Events was born specifically with remote audiences in mind. As virtual and hybrid events became core to modern marketing strategies, we saw the need for a remote-friendly event platform that would help organizations facilitate memorable, engaging experiences and unite attendees across borders and time zones.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/zoom-events-a-year-of-enhancing-your-virtual-and-hybrid-events

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5 Ways to Use Splash Studio for Virtual & Hybrid Events

With virtual experiences being crucial to reaching business goals, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all webinar.

Well, at least there shouldn’t be.

Different event formats work better for different types of audiences. So it’s important that the virtual platform you choose is flexible and engaging.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/5-ways-to-use-splash-studio

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8 Things We Learned from Hosting Our First Hybrid Community Event

A couple of months ago, we asked our Splash community if they felt ready to get back to in-person user events, and we hoped 100% would say “yes, absolutely.” But the response was straight down the middle with 50% willing to come in person and the other 50% preferring virtual.

Not only is that understandable, that is the expected response for the majority of our industry. Some people are ready to get back in person, others are not quite there yet, and we don’t know if they will ever be.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/hosting-community-hybrid-events

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Lessons Learned: The Future of Events is Smaller, Hybrid and Tech-Driven

We’re far enough into the third quarter and removed from the breathless, hand-wringing days of the early pandemic to make better predictions of events’ future. And while many companies and event professionals are rushing back to “normal” – you remember, those big, in-person, anonymous conferences and conventions – many more are taking what worked during the pandemic and applying it to their forward-looking plans.

Read more at: https://splashthat.com/blog/future-of-events

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Exciting Event Technology You Can Use to Enrich Your Attraction

While most attractions were closed during the pandemic, many technological advancements were made that have opened up exciting new opportunities for creators to explore. More and more people are using web-based tools as a way to interact and experience the world around them. And now that life is getting back to normal, creators are keen to keep using these digital skills to enjoy more interactive experiences. That’s why now’s the perfect time for attractions such as museums, fairs, art galleries, and theme parks to invest in event technology that enhances the in-person experience and, in some cases, enables a remote experience.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/exciting-event-technology-you-can-use-to-enrich-your-attraction-ds00/

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Gravit8: Can the hybrid experience enhance live events?

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The potential of immersive tech is nothing new, its game-changing capabilities across many industries, from pharmaceutical, education and sports to hospitality, travel and events evident long before the pandemic. Yet while Covid has accelerated the move to digital transformation, physical interaction and personal connection still play a pivotal role in industry events. This has often been a challenge to recreate in the digital setting.

Read more at: https://eventtechlive.com/gravit8-can-the-hybrid-experience-enhance-live-events/news/punchtownparry/

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Why audio matters for hybrid and virtual events

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How wonderful would it be to attend one virtual or hybrid event without someone saying, “Can you hear me now? Audio is one of those key tech issues that no one thinks about until it doesn’t work. But when you’re organizing a hybrid or virtual meeting, it needs to be one of your top priorities.

Questions you need to ask your stakeholders

Design with the end in mind. Knowing what you’re trying to achieve and what the parameters of the event are will help determine your audio needs.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/why-audio-matters-for-hybrid-and-virtual-events/

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How hybrid elements are creating Boundless Possibilities for in-person events

While in-person events continue to make a comeback following the pandemic, it is no secret that the industry has evolved with the advent of hybrid events. Many planners have found that in-person events enhanced with advanced technology to facilitate remote attendee participation are fast becoming a go-to strategy to help extend event reach and inclusivity.

Research also supports the growing importance of and demand for hybrid solutions. Our Planner Pulse survey recently revealed that planners believe at least 25 percent of their upcoming events will utilize hybrid formats.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/how-hybrid-elements-are-creating-boundless-possibilities-for-in-person-events/

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Why your hybrid event needs a wired internet connection

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When you’re broadcasting content during a hybrid or virtual meeting, there’s a lot that can go wrong. Why would you want to start with a set-up that’s doomed to fail? If you’re depending on Wi-Fi internet, that’s exactly what you’re doing.

“For hybrid, the success of the meeting is dependent on having a good internet experience,” says Alex Wedesky, Encore Director of Internet Operations. “You need a more reliable connection to hinge your meeting on.” That’s why wired internet solutions are superior to Wi-Fi ones when you’re producing a hybrid event.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/why-your-hybrid-event-needs-a-wired-internet-connection/

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Virtual and Hybrid Meeting Tech Updates You Need Now

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After two years of testing streaming platforms, meeting professionals are asking for more comprehensive solutions and a number of event technology companies have risen to the challenge. We rounded up some of the recent announcements you need to know now to move ahead empowered to deliver regardless of what emergency hits the headlines in the coming months.

Read more at: https://blog.meetingpool.net/virtual-and-hybrid-meeting-tech-updates-you-need-now/

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3 Hybrid Event Best Practices We’ve Learned During COVID

COVID-19 disrupted operations around the world, and in-person events were no exception. Event planners for universities, FinTech conferences, and non-profit board meetings had to quickly halt in-person gatherings and turn to alternatives. They soon learned to adjust existing virtual platforms and communication tools to organize virtual events that keep attendees connected online.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-event-best-practices

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Event Intelligence for Virtual, In-Person and Hybrid Events

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As event marketers turn to hybrid events, a major challenge that they will inevitably face is the complexity of managing hybrid event data – a task that has grown exponentially with the blending of virtual and in-person audiences. For every event campaign (and this includes virtual, in-person and hybrid events) marketers should have a trusted plan for collecting and analyzing data. And with the added data points brought by hybrid audiences, an event data strategy has never been more essential for businesses who are looking to effectively understand and report on their event success.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/data-strategy-and-event-intelligence-for-your-virtual-in-person-and-hybrid-events/

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Why Peloton Can Do Hybrid Events, And You Can’t

In this week’s Event Tech Podcast episode, Will and Brandt discuss Peloton because, as it turns out, their workouts make for a great hybrid event case study. They claim that event planners should take note. After all, the world-famous exercise equipment company has managed to grow a strong community through its content delivery, social media presence, and audience engagement.

Brandt admits that he never thought of Peloton content as a hybrid event case study. But in this episode, he admits that Peloton indeed ticks off all the hybrid event boxes. They talk about the technology, production, content, diversity, and gamification aspects of Peloton.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/hybrid-event-case-study-peloton/

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The Complete Guide To Virtual Events in 2022

The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessary part of your event program. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into virtual events?

And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-events

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Hybrid Event Ideas: 6 Different Ways to Blend In-Person and Virtual Events

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, no one could predict how long it would last or how big of an impact it would have. For the events sector, an industry that traditionally relies on the ability to meet and entertain in person, adaptation to digital became non-negotiable.

As we emerge into the post-pandemic landscape, hybrid events are quickly becoming the number one choice for marketing potential and maximum engagement. But how can you execute these events successfully to please crowds and reach KPIs in the process?

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-event-ideas

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Hybrid Events Aren’t Going Anywhere

After the pandemic, virtual events became the default. Now that society is transitioning back to normal, it brings the nature of events into the question: should companies go back to fully in-person or stick with virtual? It seems the answer may lie somewhere in the middle with the rise in popularity of hybrid events.

According to a survey conducted by Statista, 40% of marketers worldwide predict their events will continue to be virtual in 2022, while 35% predict their events will be hybrid. This is an increased interest in virtual events from 2020, when only 35% of marketers wanted to continue having events during the pandemic.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/hybrid-events-arent-going-anywhere

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5 Ways to Boost the Value of Hybrid Events

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Virtual events have exploded in the past few months, but now that the world is beginning to embrace in-person events once more, it can be difficult to see the value in continuing to host hybrid or virtual events. However, in a 2021 survey conducted by Statista, 40% of marketers worldwide predicted their events will be virtual in 2022, while 35% were predicted to be hybrid.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/ways-to-boost-the-value-of-hybrid-events

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The Plan B for In-person Events

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Rules and restrictions for events have been constantly changing since 2020, considerably impacting the Event Industry. To overcome this period of great uncertainty, Event Managers had to learn how to adapt. We have mastered the art of negotiating cancellation policies with suppliers, managing crisis communications, and most importantly the art of creating virtual and hybrid events. However, we too often forget to add a bit of flexibility, right from the start, into our event organization and creative processes. But that’s easy; you just need to have a Plan B! Here are some tips on easily pivoting your physical events to a hybrid or virtual format!

Read more at: https://www.eventdrive.com/en/ressources/blog/plan-b-in-person-events

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How Can Hybrid Events Transform The Events Industry?

By now we have come to terms with conducting events online. From job fairs to cookery classes, we have seen so many virtual events in the last two years. However, 2022 brings with it a ray of fresh hope being spearheaded by in-person events.

Although most companies are excited to meet and network physically, they are unwilling to let go of the virtual elements of an event. Never before has technology been able to make event planning this flexible, accommodating, and adaptable.

Read more at: https://almondvirtex.com/blog/how-can-hybrid-events-transform-the-events-industry

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