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Connect Weekly: New IMEX Community, Events Face Uncertainty & More!

Abigail Sakati |

Business person looking at road with question mark sign conceptWelcome 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 May 4, 2020

3 Cool Things About IMEX Group’s New Virtual Community

PlanetIMEX, a virtual community from IMEX, launches May 6. This carefully planned out community is equipped to be a lasting resource that grants free access to educational resources and speakers that address trends, business issues, and health and wellness topics.  Learn more about IMEX's new  interactive virtual community.

Will Instagram Museums Survive the Coronavirus

Even with new guidelines and safety standards, will Instagram Museums survive without the ability to swim in ball pits or taking pictures with props? The response is divided, however the Madcap Motel has a few solutions to navigate through the potential environment. Read about how they are re-imagining the Instagram Museum experience, while in accordance with safety guidelines here.

When Will We be Going to Concerts and Sporting Events Again? Here’s What Experts are Saying

While Covid-19 has rocked many industries and forced many to pivot their strategy and operations, the big events industry’s future looks grim. As of now big events such as concerts, sports events, and conferences are the riskiest events due to occupancy and it seems as though they may not be able to resume to normal until a vaccine is created. Many questions still are unanswered such as, will audience members want to go to big events even with social distancing and safety measures in place.  Explore what the future holds for large events and what their new operations might be here.

What Skills Will Event Professionals Need in the COVID-19 Recovery?

PCMA conducted a business events survey to understand which new skills event professionals believe they need in order to  prepare for success during the industry’s recovery. Of the participants, 8 out of 10 planners said they were seeking to develop skills to create digital event experiences. Next, participants indicated a need to develop sales and marking skills that best suited the post Covid-19 market. Learn more about PCMA’s findings.

Aventri Product Updates for Q1 of 2020

Aventri  reveals their new product updates for Q1 of 2020. New products include Aventri’s Aloha, a new easy-to-use iPad check-in app that fully integrated with Aventri’s registration. Aloha offers the capabilities of offering both admin and kiosk mode check-in, supports offline check-in and printing, enables greater flexibility while editing attendee records and more! Additional updates include registration, SMM, venue sourcing and many others. Read about all our new updates!

before you cancel or postpone your event, go virtual

This Post was Written by Abigail Sakati

Abigail Sakati is a senior marketing major with a minor in accounting at Fairfield University. She has been interning with Aventri since May 2019 as the digital marketing analyst intern.

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