Welcome to another edition of Aventri’s Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today’s meeting and event planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of April 12, 2021.
Is the Event Industry Facing a Brain Drain?
Many planners have been forced to retool, reskill, and restart in other careers due to the lack of support for event planners over the past year. This new behavior sparks the questions of whether the events industry has the people to restart their economies or if there will be gaps in the labor force. A lot of the uncertainty is due to the lack of governmental support for the events industry; leaving many planners to look for other avenues to generate revenue. Learn more about the possible brain drain and what it could mean for the events industry.
What Would Gen Z Change About Events?
PCMA surveyed Gen Z about what they like about business events and how they would like to interact with them going forward. Of those surveyed, 69% of 560 survey participants to a PCMA survey conducted by JUV Consulting and sponsored by the PCMA Foundation, would like to see more engaging activities. And followed by more inclusive events chosen by 39% of the participants. With regards to inclusion, Gen Z is looking for everything from people with different sexualities, religions, race, and experiences. Read the full report to find out what else Gen Z would change about events here.
Hawaii Outlines Plans for COVID Vaccine Passport
The governor of Hawaii has issued another emergency proclamation in response to the pandemic that extends the statewide eviction moratorium for another two months and details plans for vaccinated travelers. The proclamation revealed plans to allow vaccinated travelers to bypass the mandatory quarantine upon arriving to the state. People who are fully vaccinated could upload their vaccination documents to the Safe Travels Program to avoid quarantining and testing upon arrival. There is not yet a timeline for when the vaccine passport provision will be made available. Read the full article about the possibility of COVID vaccine passport use in Hawaii here.
Skift launches reopening travel liveblog which explains the when and the where of how the reopening and recovery of travel is unfolding by the numbers and where is goes from here. As we've entered the second year of the pandemic, the vaccination process in many countries and effective containment measures are offering bright spots. Travel's making a fast recovery in the U.S. domestically, as well as bookings, searches, and short-term rentals. Track the recovery progress and learn more about Skift's new liveblog here.
Expert Guidance: How Professional Services Can Help You Deliver Successful Events
Transitioning from live events to virtual or hybrid events is no easy feat, but one you don't have to go at alone. Aventri's team is uniquely equipped to help you adjust to the digital world and make your virtual events memorable. Learn how Aventri's professional and managed services team can act as a dedicated member of your team to help ensure you meet your goals, feel confident with the virtual event format, and achieve success in the events to come. Check out how here.