Virtual events

Breaking down access to knowledge through virtual conferences

Leslie Robertson, founder of Open Audience, an engagement consultancy that specialises in life science events, discusses the inclusionary benefits of virtual medical conferences and the need to tailor content accordingly. Click here to read the feature in the CMW May/June 2022 Magazine.  Virtual meetings are shaking up the status quo, bringing opportunities to tap into the latest re...

Elevate your virtual events to engage seven-figure clients and prospects

Scott Williford (pictured), founder and CEO of vLink Solutions, a US-based virtual events company, provides four key tips to elevate your virtual events: Webinars are standard fare for general audiences, but how do you host virtual events that engage clients and prospects representing millions of dollars in potential revenue? At this level, the game changes. Expectations increase. Production value...

Buying a virtual event platform: questions to ask the salesperson

Buying or hiring use of a virtual event platform can be an overwhelming experience for many event organisers. The pandemic gave rise to hundreds of platforms with everyone claiming to provide the best product. Unfortunately, this meant that many event organisers found themselves rushed into deciding which either turned out to be the wrong one or presented hidden costs or unforeseen problems. There...

Marina Bay Sands launches the Virtual Meeting Place

Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has unveiled a new Virtual Meeting Place, which allows event organisers to customise a virtual venue to replicate a real-life space. MBS claims to be the first venue in the MICE industry to launch such a platform globally, as it aims to effectively connect online and offline audiences. Networking, content delivery and the creation of a global marketplace to promote services ...

Event technology: calls for transparency of pricing structures

Editor CMW’s sister publication Conference News, Martin Fullard, spoke to 10 corporate event managers about their experiences when shopping for event technology, and learns their leading pain point is the pricing structures: Between 22-24 September I had the pleasure of sharing a few days in Davos and Klosters, courtesy of Tourism Switzerland, with a cohort of 10 corporate event leaders. Thi...

Cvent launches new production solution, Cvent Studio

Global meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent announced, 2 August, the launch of Cvent Studio, a new video capture and production solution built for virtual and hybrid events. Cvent Studio is intended to enable event planners to create professional-quality video content for their webinars, virtual events, and hybrid events, and help them more deeply engage their online audience...

hubs101’s AI-powered matchmaking leads to trackable ROI

A new case study adds endorsement to the crucial role that digital events played n boosting revenue and strengthening the position of event companies. Berlin-based company we.CONECT successfully integrated its events to an online platform, hubs101, and reports it led to a 50% increase in revenue per month and a doubling of business partners per event compared to 2020. Henry Fuchs (pictured), co-fo...

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...

Hopin launches live show

Event management platform Hopin has launched a series of integrated hybrid events. The first of this series, dubbed Illuminate, will take place 7 July 2021. The shows aim to bring together thousands of event professionals globally to shape the future of in-person and digital events. The first event in the series will specifically focus on new and emerging technologies, hybrid events and Hopin’s ow...