The impact of coronavirus on the events industry has been catastrophic. In fact, according to a detailed survey carried out by Event Manager Blog, around 90% of event professionals saw either most or all of their business go. The results from this survey were collected in March, it can be safely assumed that the situation for the events industry has only worsened.
Event planners are now faced with two choices- postpone events or pivot to virtual meetings. Postponing is a risky option, it is impossible for anybody to predict when large gatherings like expos and conferences will be possible again. Lockdown rules are beginning to ease in the UK and in many other countries- but the prospect of a gathering of hundreds of delegates still seems far away.
However, the events industry is quickly adapting! More and more planners are embracing virtual meeting software. Ensuring the safety of your delegates while still providing meaningful learning experiences and fun events is a win-win. Virtual event solutions could be a godsend for the success of your future events.
The CrowdComms virtual meetings solution provides in-app live-streamed sessions. Your speakers will appear on a pop-out window accessed through the individual agenda session. This means that live sessions are easily found on the event app and also allows for sessions in multiple streams to run at the same time.
Our event tech profs will be there to assist your speakers before, during and after the event. They will run your streams for you if needed, as well as set up and build in content to make your event app look as good as it can. They will also help you run live polling and Q&A during your virtual meeting sessions, allowing your attendees to participate from far away.
To find out more about how we can help with your next virtual event, get in touch.