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What is the biggest trend you're seeing due to COVID-19?

By Blair Potter | Jul 24, 2020

“Whether we have permission to hold the meetings in-person or not, it will be interesting to see the attendees’ willingness to travel.”

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“It’s hard to imagine what would be insignificant in this period of time. The virtual component of meetings is the critical part of moving forward during this time. It’s unclear how long attendees will feel reluctant to meet in person. Whether we have permission to hold the meetings in-person or not, it will be interesting to see the attendees’ willingness to travel. We will have to make meetings clearly safe and meaningfully compelling.”

Cindy M. Hartner, CSEP
DMC Network
MPI Washington State Chapter

“Physical distancing and disinfecting practices of venues. We are using more space for smaller audiences, working with venues to confirm their policies and notifying our attendees of our new best practices for their safety.”

Sharon L. Schenk, CMP
CC Global Partners
MPI Member

   

“Postponement and virtual are our biggest trends. We have implemented training and created teams to plan and produce virtual events. We have leveraged relationships with our hotel partners and are beginning to lock in 2021 dates.”

Ryan Bunner
Nationwide Sponsorships, Meetings & Events
MPI Ohio Chapter

 
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Blair Potter
Blair Potter

Blair Potter is managing editor for The Meeting Professional. He likes toys and collects cats (or is it the other way around?).