What is a Hybrid Event?
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What is a Hybrid Event?
Dear visitors to the ITCM website.
I founded Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings in October 1988 – first as a printed magazine and then transforming it, in 2011, exclusively into a website service. Since then it has grown from a UK circulation of 8,000 to a regular global audience of close to 50,000.
The hospitality and leisure industry is one of the world’s biggest employers. Some of the best-known global brands are active participants. But it is also home to many small and start-up enterprises. A good living can be had for many years by offering advice and marketing services to this huge market.
I recently attended a huge event run by Amazon at ExCeL for over 10,000 techies. It was a really useful and informative day, but one of the most interesting things for me was the event app. Amazon is a giant, a technologically advanced behemoth with huge teams of people at its disposal and the budget and means to create any type of event app they desire.
For those who do not live in Westminster, London, you can be forgiven for not knowing that the UK is planning to leave the EU on March 29th. There has been much handwringing and wailing from politicians and industry sectors about what a disaster this is for all concerned, including many companies on mainland Europe who want to sell stuff to 60m Brits with the minimum of paperwork.
More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day but only a fraction of these attract the millions of users that are needed for something to be classed as ‘going viral’.
There were some recent passport statistics in the British media which made for interesting reading. About 10 per cent of the UK population has recent Irish ancestry to the extent that they are eligible to apply for an Irish passport, me included. Ireland is, of course, in the EU.
Vacation time is a good opportunity to step back and think a bit about what we are all doing…before we rush back into the thick of things.
I realise that meetings come in many guises - from seminars to forums to conferences to symposia to briefings to pow-wows to good old talking shops. As organisers, it is very easy to close the door on the delegates and get on with more important things going on outside, such as delegate badging, coach logistics and the timings of the gala dinner.
Inviting buyers to a social or sporting event to talk business and perhaps to say thanks after a few good deals seems innocent enough, doesn’t it? Why should anyone object to courtesy in developing a mutually beneficial relationship? Where’s the harm in a few drinks with a potential buyer?
There have been a number of pronouncements in recent months by hospitality ticket agencies that things are looking up. After a few lean years, it’s business as usual for many hospitality providers.
At venuepot we always want to be kept up to date about those “think outside of the box” venues, and those unusual event spaces you wouldn’t normally choose – ‘hidden gems’ as we like to call them. We are constantly inundated with requests from clients who want to have first dibs on the out of the ordinary venues to help create an unforgettable experience and event.