The ECC Webinar #3: ‘Responding to Lockdown’ for Conferences, trade shows and expos

The ECC Webinar #3: ‘Responding to Lockdown’ for Conferences, trade shows and expos

The Event Creators Collective’s third webinar in its series on ‘Responding to Lockdown’ series was focussed on the world of conferences, trade shows and expos.

The webinar kicked-off with a review of a recent survey (carried out by Ticket Tailor) which asked event creators how they were approaching the lockdown and how things might differ for conferences, trade shows and expos.

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How can music venues, nightclubs and parties open their doors with any sort of social distancing rules in place?

How can music venues, nightclubs and parties open their doors with any sort of social distancing rules in place?

For some of us it may conjure up a sense of nostalgia, for others it was the reality of every weekend up until a few months ago. Either way, most of us have been there; surrounded by friends, music pulsing through our body, drink in hand … only to emerge in the early hours relieved for some fresh air and on the search for food or a taxi home.

During your evening it’s unlikely you spent much of your time worried about social distancing. if so, you probably wouldn’t have gone to a music venue in the first place, and definitely wouldn’t be going again!

This begs the question: how will music venues operate in a world of social distancing and covid secure regulations?

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Virtual events now the new normal

Us humans have long been aware of the power of digital. From video calls with distant relatives through to carrying out whole degrees online – we’re no strangers to the beauty of the internet. But it’s taken a global pandemic to really understand just how vitally enabling the digital world can be in a time of crisis. In lockdown, logging on to connect with others is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s our only option. The result of this has been quite remarkable, with businesses flocking to the virtual realm to try and keep their operations afloat, and the general public hitting group video chats en masse for non-social socialisation. 

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Responding to coronavirus: could you avoid cancelling your event by making it remote?

Though it is mostly larger events affected by government guidance on group gatherings, we understand that event organisers of all sizes are putting contingency preparations in place as the situation around coronavirus unfolds. With that in mind, we asked one of our Ticket Tailor clients, Judy Rees, who is an expert at hosting remote events to share her tips and tricks on taking your events online.

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