With the battle between daily operations and hackers, there is much talk about virtual events and their potential impact on the industry. Let’s look at what has changed in the last year and a half that our industry has been going through, and look at the impact of the virtual event on our business and the potential for change. These five-day virtual events address current pain points, highlight new event solutions, build trust in our industries and promote innovation.
These events take place in the cities where the events take place, including many small businesses located in these cities. Contact with customers and interested parties who may not have attended an event in the past is a great opportunity for organisers and companies to increase participation and expand their market reach.
If you don’t invest in creating unforgettable online experiences and take the time to build relationships, you lose people, if – person events recur in the future, proceed cautiously as if you haven’t invested in them, people will lose when they come to events in person. The 2020s is the year of online events, and the scope for a return to normality is currently highly uncertain, given the current scenario. It helps that the organisers are escaping the effects of this threat, but the answer is that we have a future and that businesses and events will continue until a vaccine is found.
Virtual events will continue to be part of the event industry as long as live events and conferences find their way into the future. Event managers who are committed to change and new technology will be the leaders and winners in the age of virtual events.
With the development of the event industry, virtual events will gain in depth and create new opportunities for organizers. In the virtual event world, the organizers will have to face new roles, new responsibilities and new challenges. If you want to become a leader or just a part of your industry, you need to broaden your knowledge through digital and online meetings. You need to rethink the role of live events and conferences and the importance of digital events to your organization.
One thing is certain: there will be no shortage of online events and there will be much fewer geographical barriers.
As events become much more accessible and attendance increases, it will be much easier to detach from an online event than from a personal event. While this will have an impact on the event industry, many people will feel more comfortable attending on-site courses, conferences and workshops, even if there is a reason why new attendees cannot attend. This is why event planners who have moved their planned live events to virtual events are seeing impressive numbers of participants. By switching to a virtual event, planners are opening up their events to new types of participants, whether they are new to the industry or experienced veterans in event planning.
Speaking of typical attendance at live events, the event planners I spoke to have noted attendance numbers of 1,000 to 2,500 per event.
Anyone can participate in a virtual event as long as they are equipped with a telephone, laptop and internet. Here are some examples of virtual events held on the leading virtual event platforms. In the last 6 months, everyone has participated in at least one event on one of these platforms: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google Play.
Although the skills typically required to run an event in person are very high, which can be a problem for publishers, they are not as important as those required to run a virtual event. If you only look at digital tools, you can have more control over your virtual events. The skills typically required to run face-to-face events, such as registration and operations tracking, are far less important than what is required to run virtual events.
At AAE Speakers, we help many event planners we work with to make a smooth transition to the virtual stage. Virtual events will accompany you for a while, but in times when a face-to-face meeting is not an option, they can have many advantages. Would you like to experience your events in person, online or in person at a virtual event, such as a conference or conference?
Will virtual events continue to play a role in your event strategy as live events return to the mainstream? We believe that retaining the virtual element in conferences, meetings and events will be mainstream for a while yet.
We may not dominate the event space as we have it today, but we believe there are three important reasons why virtual events are not happening anywhere. With the expansion of sponsorship activities and brand reach, the offer of virtual event options as part of a live event becomes increasingly important for companies in the event industry.