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in partnership with Cvent

Corporate event planners gathered at The Charlotte Street Hotel in London on 4 May, to discuss the latest trends and challenges impacting the events industry, including the search for talent, hybrid versus live and making the most of data. The roundtable dinner was hosted by Calum Di Lieto, editor of C&IT, in association with Cvent.

This article is produced in partnership with Cvent.

How can you successfully market two experiences for one hybrid event? What it means to be a "hybrid-capable venue"? How to create an agenda that is relevant and compelling for both audiences? Find answers to these questions and more in the recent eBook, Hybrid Event Strategies for Dummies.

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There’s nothing like meeting in person – this year we’ve all missed that social connection and its opportunities for networking and sparking ideas. Virtual and hybrid events will be around for a while yet, but event planners are now looking ahead to a post-COVID era and thinking about which venues will create the most inspiring in-person events. 

While we all still believe in the power of meeting people face-to-face, it is unlikely that events will immediately transition from virtual to in-person overnight. When done correctly, a hybrid event can broaden your audience and exposure, offer an international perspective, and provide a richer experience.

More resources to help with your events…

Leveraging your content for virtual events

From sourcing the most engaging speakers to developing keynote and breakout material, great content is one of the most invaluable nuggets you can offer during in-person events. So, when the opportunity to host virtual events arrives, how do you quickly pivot and devise a strategy that unlocks the power of your offline content… online? 

In this eBook, learn how to adapt your in-person content for virtual events and curate content that will engage online audiences.

The ultimate guide to virtual events

The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessary part of your event program. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into a virtual one? And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event? Here's a handy guide with everything you need to know.

Risk management for event planning: what to do when a crisis strikes

The meetings and event industry is no stranger to crisis. Natural disasters, political unrest, health scares, or an unimaginable act can happen at any time, anywhere in the world. Planners must be prepared to pivot and act quickly. You’ve likely dealt with one-off event disruptions for years, and hopefully have a crisis management plan in place to address those situations. In this eBook, we’ll explore three different stages of crisis management: adapt, evolve and accelerate.