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Promising Data from Rapid Testing Study Could Offer Events a Way Forward

In September 2020, EventMB reported on an innovative event bubble that used rapid testing to screen guests. The idea has since taken off, and a controlled experiment was even done at a Barcelona concert. What have we learned so far? The possibility of exposing attendees to the coronavirus has shut down in-person events globally, and […]

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Companies Focus on How to Make the Most Money From Virtual Events

There is no question that virtual events remain the only viable option to give continuity to companies’ event programs. As the market matures, the focus is shifting towards more tangible objectives. When the pandemic hit almost a year ago, companies were caught off guard. Very few were ready with a virtual alternative to their in-person […]

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CES 2021 Goes Virtual to Mixed Reviews

CES is one of the most important events in the tech industry, taking place each January in Las Vegas and kicking off the year with the newest tech trends. Due to the pandemic, CES 2021 was a fully digital event spanning four days. Here’s what you missed. This year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was […]

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Virtual Events Will Grow, But in a Supporting Role to Live Events: New Research

New research from Reed Exhibitions shows rising approval ratings for virtual events. While there is growing consensus that digital solutions are here to stay, survey results suggest that they will enhance rather than supplant live events. “The future is hybrid.” It has become a common reprise as event planners invest more in learning how to […]

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IMEX CEO on What the Show’s Cancellation Means for the Event Industry’s Recovery

IMEX Frankfurt, one of the most important trade shows in the event industry, has officially been cancelled for the second year in a row. This decision not only affects the show’s stakeholders but also indicates a longer recovery for the event industry overall.   IMEX is an annual staple of the event industry, with major […]

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Can Event Destinations Drive New Business by Hosting Sport Bubbles?

The NBA made headlines with its 2020 sporting bubble held in Florida’s Disney World, and now the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships has just secured a deal to host its 2021 games in Indianapolis. Is there an opportunity for destinations to rebrand as sporting hubs? It’s old news that sport bubbles depend on regular testing to […]

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The Next Phase of the Virtual Event Tech Sector is Here

Hopin’s acquisition of StreamYard is just the latest signal of a market that has changed for good. Who will dominate when things will go back to normal? I’ve been writing and researching event technology for the past 14 years. I’ve never seen anything even close to what has happened in the past 3 months. The […]

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Will Doctors’ Preferences for Virtual Events Stifle Live Events Later?

Events need to be planned long in advance, but the pandemic has made it difficult to predict what will happen from one day to the next. If anyone has their ear to the ground, it’s doctors — and a recent survey asked them for their opinion on events. Many eventprofs are eager to get back […]

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Hopin Acquires Streaming Platform StreamYard for $250 Million

Shortly after announcing a massive round of funding and the acquisition of event app company Topi, Hopin has just announced the acquisition of streaming platform StreamYard. There is no stopping for Hopin. The virtual event platform, born in 2019, managed to raise unprecedented levels of capital and closed its first acquisition by the fourth quarter […]

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How to Cope with Health and Safety Non-Compliance at Events

Even as the first vaccine programs roll out, Covid continues to loom large as a public health threat. While in-person events may become increasingly viable, it is still too early to abandon safety guidelines. But what is the best way to enforce these rules? Cases are still rising in both North America and Europe, and […]

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