hybrid

ICCA statistics ‘reinvented’

It is no surprise that the annual ICCA destination rankings have changed in format, quite radically, due of course to the effects of Covid. All comparisons with previous years are pretty much redundant and the association went for the option of ‘reinventing’ its avidly awaited report on the international meetings market to show just how its members and associations had coped with the unprecedented...

Emergence of the ‘new’ hybrid

International branding agency INVNT’s CEO and COO of the INVNT Group Kristina McCoobery, INVNT APAC MD Laura Roberts, and INVNT EMEA MD Claudia Stephenson reflect on how their agency has worked with the new hybrid reality:   We’ve seen conferences and meetings take on many different iterations across the globe since last March, as a result of coronavirus restrictions on in-person gatherings, ...

Crowd Connected partners with Konduko for active and passive tracking solutions

Event technology suppliers, Crowd Connected and Konduko have agreed a strategic partnership, designed to help exhibition organisers adopt attendee tracking and data capture solutions. Both Konduko and Crowd Connected deliver real-time and post-show insight from attendee tracking, but in different ways. Switzerland-based Konduko provides a contactless attendee engagement via QR- or NFC-engaged ‘sma...

Hopin launches free plan – an interview with Anthony Kennada

The pandemic has been a turbulent time for many events businesses, however virtual platforms have thrived in this time of great change. One such platform is Hopin, which has grown rapidly over the last 15 months. Now one of the major players in the digital space, the company has launched a free plan for its events solution. To find out what digital events look like once we return to live, as well ...

IBTM Wired day two concludes digital experiences are key

IBTM’s virtual event, IBTM Wired, closed out its second day discussing the importance of digital platforms to the next stage of the events industry’s recovery. Speakers on day two (29 June) of the event included: Abi Cannons, global innovation success manager, Reed Exhibitions; Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, chief event executioner, event technologist, isocialx; Rachel Stephan, founder, Snoball Events; a...

ECR goes virtual in Vienna with investment in creativity

The European Congress of Radiology 2021 was a case study of how to embrace virtual event innovation in Vienna. CMW talks to two of the key drivers of the project. The European Congress of Radiology (ECR) is one of Europe’s largest congress events and the second biggest medical imaging meeting worldwide. It is usually held annually in Vienna, but in 2021 it was a virtual-only event (3-7 March). Org...

CMW partnering with BlueJeans for multilingual webinars

CMW is partnering with video conferencing service BlueJeans, to deliver the ‘In-person events versus the reality of events today’ German-language webinar, 15.00 BST, 28 June 2020. The webinar will explore how the events industry will change post-pandemic, specifically where digital events will fit in once shows are able to return to a live format. The German language version will be hosted by Matt...