Last week closed on a high as our teams returned from various successful events, conferences and presentations.
It was exhilarating to be back in-person, catching up with clients, partners and meeting new people at Event Tech Live in London. The return to setting up our stand and being part of a space, quietly buzzing with opportunities, was very much welcomed.
With ETL being a five-day extravaganza this year, including presentations and discussions that took place live at the two in-person show days in London, streamed to the online audience, it sparked many conversations with visitors and fellow exhibitors alike on the future of hybrid events: Are people ready to emerge from habits of working virtually to embrace in-person again? Time will certainly tell. In the meantime, it’s clear that finding the balance between virtual and in-person is an ongoing challenge.
Amongst the CrowdComms’ team, we felt reassured that our open and friendly approach enables clients to confidently ask for our guidance and support on this, allowing us to inform decisions based on the current attendee trends and behaviours. Many of our conversations at ETL, with our existing clients, had this familiar theme running throughout.
Not only did we have engaging conversations on our stand but on Wednesday, our MD, Matt Allen, delivered a lively and uplifting presentation on ‘The challenges of virtual networking and how to overcome them.’ The session was very well-attended; his personal anecdotes surrounding his struggles to juggle the demands of children alongside hosting important virtual meetings resonated with all and produced more than a few laughs!
Ultimately, Matt highlighted the importance of recognising that in-person and virtual networking can never be the same. However, he succinctly presented solutions to making the virtual experience more well-rounded, multi-sensory and while different to in-person, still a rewarding experience that adds value for virtual attendees.
Audience members and passers-by alike were eagerly taking snapshots of the enticing previews of an innovative, virtual networking solution coming soon from CrowdComms. To keep up-to-date with these exciting developments, make sure to follow us on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.
At the same time, across the UK, CrowdComms’ support specialists were busily facilitating the smooth-running of client events. From multi-day virtual and hybrid conferences, involving industry-leading expertise in event production, to fleets of super-fast kiosks, printing out attendee badges for in-person events for 800 – 1000 people. All who were seamlessly registered in under two hours!
Are we expecting this week to be slower paced?
With an exhibition at IMEX America in Las Vegas to attend, kiosks shipping out in all directions once again, supported by our event heroes and of course a multitude of virtual and hybrid events, delivered by our production teams… we think we might be busy!
…but never too busy to talk to you about your next project. Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!