The AEO International Group, like so many, has tried to continue to support and meet, albeit virtually and without travel, over these tough times.
Most recently we brought together - again - a panel of key leaders from around the event world to discuss the latest updates.
Simon Foster, Chair of the AEO International Group
While the pandemic continues to punctuate our thoughts, our work and the headlines, the fight for gender equality in the workplace remains an important one.
There have been pockets of gender-based conversations happening in the events world for as long as I can remember and while progress felt slow for a long time, there are positive signs of acceleration, with more people stepping up to do their bit to make a change.Emma Barrett - Managing Director - Broadway Events// member of the AEO Council
The biggest challenge we faced in the wake of COVID-19 was having to get to grips with the fact that our daily lives, both personal and professional, had to change at the drop of a hat, along with the indefinite uncertainty.
Laura Shapiro, Group Event Director, CloserStill Media.
What measures do exhibitors need to consider as we all get ready to go live again? And how are we as organisers helping them?
The good news is, they need us.
Emma Cartmell – CHS Group (LEP chair) and Michael Adeniya – Clarion Events (LEP vice chair)
As more people are getting used to working from home and using digital platforms to engage with meetings – it is a great opportunity for new engaging products to be developed.
Ranju Singh: Head of Business Development: Launches //Reed Exhibitions
A short-term gap filler? A distraction? Something to be tolerated until we can get back to ‘normal’? Or a long-term solution that will augment or even ultimately replace the physical event?
And what are they anyway? Virtual? Digital? The ghastly ‘webinar’? And I would rather eat my own leg than hear the term ‘pivot to digital’ again.