There’s no doubt that the world is evolving at a faster pace than ever before, and businesses are keeping a close eye on these changes in order to meet the needs of their stakeholders. This year, get the most out of your conference by taking note of the following conference trends for 2019.
By using a facial recognition check-in service, you’re guaranteed to capture the attention of your attendees from the very start.
Breakout sessions are usually integrated by making use of venues that have multiple rooms. By doing this, delegates are more likely to remain engaged and interested, while participating in topics that are relevant to them. However, with the increasing popularity of Silent Meetings, many companies are choosing to make use of a single venue, separated into ‘sections’ through the use of Silent Meeting technology.
Creating event specific microsites and apps is continuing togain popularity throughout the industry. With this type of digital innovation, you’re able to foster engagement before, during and after the event.
With the rise in Virtual Reality popularity, companies are beginning to incorporate it into events in an effort to effectively communicate their overall objectives. Here are some examples of how it can be used in events and conferences:
Augmented Reality (AR) is technology that marries computer-generated images and reality. Unlike Virtual Reality, which is a computer-generated world entirely, AR enhances our real world. For example Pokemon Go. In terms of conferences and events, Augmented Reality allows companies to deliver their overall strategy in real time. An example of this is to showcase your product or service through AR, allowing attendees to experience it as it would be experienced in real life.
Going Green has become a worldwide phenomenon and conference attendees are now expecting event organisers to hop on the bandwagon. One of the most popular ways in which to do this is to supply food and beverages that are packaged in biodegradable containers. More and more conferences are also incorporating technological advancements in an effort to do away with paper printouts.
We’re living in a health conscious era where conference attendees expect to be served with healthy, high quality food at events. Structured meal times are also a thing of the past and people expect to eat at their own leisure.
These are just a few trends that we expect to see this year. By incorporating the above pointers into your next conference, you’re on your way to achieving conference success!