New changes we might see in event industry post this global pandemic. When the lockdown is lifted, how does the event industry respond to changes?

The global Covid-19 virus pandemic has forever changed the industry of healthcare conferences and exhibitions. Indeed it can be argued that the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus have influenced almost all the industries, the exhibitions and events industry is one of them.
Virtually all conferences, trade shows and exhibits have been cancelled or postponed without any real trust that any potential date will be feasible by 2020.
One of the other upcoming problems is that reorganizing an event is complicated if we don't have a timeline to focus on. Some newspaper reports have indicated that the Coronavirus might re-surface next winter, anxious about committing time and money to re-scheduled events for event organisers.
Will we adjust to a modern way of marketing and communication, because the old ways of operating appearing obsolete or will it simply snap back into business as usual? Are virtual interactions the new normal? The events and exhibitions industry is undeniably remarkably resil…

Finding success in Academic Conferences

What is an academic conference?
Academic conferences are the gatherings where scholars assemble to share their insights, learn latest advancements and address the challenges in the are of their expertise. These gathering doesn’t include only the experts. It also comprises students, budding researchers private practitioners, Media houses etc...
They come in various shapes and sizes. There may be a number of sessions during conferences. Typical formats include the following: Keynote presentations– Often referred as Prime session of the event, involved a talk by an eminent person belonging to the particular area of research.Panel sessions – Various talks presented by the speakers on the topics decided prior to the conference.Poster sessions – This session involves the Pictorial representation of a research work using the Graphical work (Poster) presented by the researcher to the crowd.Conference paper presentations – Researchers present a paper and get feedback. These are usually grouped in…

Why do people attend conference? Benefits of attending Conferences

I had a chat with a friend of mine who works in market research many years ago and he turned to me and asked, "Why are people attending conferences?”
For a moment, it made me pause to think. This is the ultimate question as a conference organizer. I was unaware and ignorant of the key answer(s) to this question when I first reached the "conference domain". That said, I am a believer that 10 years later there is no definitive answer that applies to everybody. As a junior conference planner, the fundamental reasons why people attend conferences have not been demonstrated to me explicitly. Over time, I experienced this, seeing the social and educational advantages that conferences offer to participants, speakers and sponsors. No two conferences are the same again, and a conference should not be confused with a trade show or other forms of events.
As an organization, this post is to share our personal top reasons as to why people are attending conferences and how conferen…