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This is not another article about how to protect yourself against the Coronavirus, nor is it another conspiracy theory about who started it. This page is dedicated to everyone in the meetings industry. We want to share positive stories and help fellow colleagues with useful recommendations and important developments in the meetings industry. Let’s start a movement and share positive stories with the hashtag #powertothemeetings.

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SURVEY 5: Can Virtual Events Really Replace Face-to-Face Meetings?

VIRTUAL VS LIVE The coronavirus pandemic exposed many weaknesses and highlighted unexploited opportunities in the meetings industry. It seems that we finally found the solution; virtual events. These kinds of events existed before the global pandemic, but we want to know - Are live events really a thing of the past? All events have their upsides and downsides. In the fifth and final survey, we wanted to find out what you think about the future of events.693 respondents completed our survey and the full report is available in the attachment below:SURVEY 4: DESTINATIONS AFTER COVID-19Will choosing a destination for events...
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Kongres Magazine’s Extensive Research on Digital Communication during COVID-19

The average user leaves a website after 8 to 10 seconds if they do not find any useful information. The content of a website is an important, if not the most important source of information about the congress offer. At the same time, it is a necessary and indispensable part of online marketing of any destination in the world.In an extensive survey we conducted in May 2020, we were interested in how well the websites of convention bureaus are optimized and how user-friendly they are. We also researched the correlations between social networks, content marketing and user experience and...
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SURVEY 4: Will choosing a destination for events change in the future?

What kind of destinations will attract meeting planners after the COVID-19 crisis? What will be the deciding factor for meeting planners choosing an event venue, where will they find information, what kind of marketing will prevail and which trends will shape our industry in the future? These are some of the questions that we answered in the 4th instalment of Kongres Magazine’s coronavirus surveys. Together with the information collected from previous and ongoing surveys, we will be publishing an in-depth guide to exiting the coronavirus crisis.Trust in Convention Bureaus as a source of information has increased among meeting planners. A...
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Tired Of Virtual Events

Schizoid personality disorder can be one of the consequences of COVID-19I am 50 years old and I consider myself a member of the analogue meeting planner generation. Before the pandemic hit, I had a pretty orderly life and a healthy relationship towards events. I have two sons, a happy marriage and a profession that fulfils and excites me. I try to exercise quite often, I don’t smoke, I drink moderately, like to eat quality food and avoid sugar. From the looks of it, everything is perfectly fine. Except for one problem.My problem is a chronic lack of live events....

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