Power to the meetings

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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Download the full Kongres Magazine research on COVID-19

Roughly six months have gone by since event organisation restrictions were put in place globally. We have each found our own ways and solutions for coping with the situation. Ever since the epidemic started, the editorial board of Kongres Magazine has been extensively reporting about the latest developments regarding COVID-19 and analysing the international meetings industry market. A large portion of our media space was actually dedicated to COVID-19.It is with great pleasure that we now reveal the results of extensive research on the coronavirus situation that engaged more than 5.000 meeting planners over the span of six months....

Organising a HYBRID event? Here are important things to keep in mind

A lot more goes into organising a hybrid event than you might think A hybrid event is a combination of a "live" in-person event and a "virtual" online event. Organising a hybrid event can open a wide range of new opportunities. Because you are not limited by the usual physical barriers, you can very easily expand the audience, but a lot more goes into organising a hybrid event than you might think.After organising numerous webinars and a hybrid conference for 150 attendees, the Toleranca Marketing team wanted to give away some useful tips that will help you prepare for your...

COVID-19: Which EU Countries Are Open for Events? – 07.08.2020

The Latest Updates From EU Countries Organising an event in the near future? Before deciding on a host destination, check out our updated list of event restrictions in EU countries. The list of restrictions includes the maximum number of participants at indoor and outdoor events, as well as the required safety distance between participants and space per participant in square meters.The information was collected through the National Health Institutes and Convention Bureaus of individual countries in July 2020. Links for more information are provided below.  BUSINESS EVENTSINDOOR OUTDOOR250 500PUBLIC EVENTSINDOOR OUTDOOR250 500SAFETY  DISTANCE in metres 1 mBUSINESS EVENTS...

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...





Zoom is giving meeting planners a way to charge admission

A NEW WAY FOR MEETING PLANNERS TO MONETIZE EVENTS OnZoom, a new service launched by the most popular online video-conferencing provider Zoom, will allow meeting...
European Food Summit 2020

2nd European Food Summit will be in the colours of fall

The 2nd European Food Summit was planned for March 2020 but was postponed in light of the coronavirus health crisis. It has now been...

Conventa is the key to overcoming the crisis

When we were planning Conventa in the middle of the worst economic crisis in 2009, the response from our colleagues and the media was...




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Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

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