Especially the event industry is affected by the Coronavirus. The policy responds to the spreading of the virus by limiting the number of people allowed to gather, such as imposing travel restrictions. All of those actions hit the event industry hard!

Event organizers now face the difficult question of how to proceed with their scheduled events.

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Go Virtual - a viable alternative to postponing or cancelling

Postponing or even cancelling an event are two of the main options organizers can choose from during these days. In some cases, it can make sense to go with one of them. But there is another option which every event organizer should be well aware off and that should be considered thoroughly - having virtual events!

This option is especially interesting for organizers with events that already have a large number of registered participants & scheduled 1-1 meetings.

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Virtual Event Benefits

Flexibility Flexibility is key, especially because no one can foresee how long the circumstances will affect the event industry. The best approach is to maximize your options so you can respond to changes in the most flexible way. A platform offering virtual meetings increases your options from 2 to 3, so you can choose accordingly.

Save invested time, money & efforts Do not lose the investments you made along the event planning process. Taking your event virtual instead of cancelling it, will help you save a major share of those investments.

Lower expenses Hosting a virtual event can even be less expensive than a normal event. For example money for the venue, on-site staff & catering can be saved.

Global Access In fact, the event location is one of the three most important factors that participants take into consideration when deciding if they attend an event or not. A virtual event is online accessible for everyone, so it can even expand the scope of your event!

Higher Participant Satisfaction Because of the current Coronavirus many people are deemed to be at home to control the spreading. Thus, your event might just be the kind of entertainment people appreciate during these times!

Virtual Event Solution

Through new integrations, the b2match platform now makes it possible to have virtual networking & matchmaking events.

Participants can book & schedule 1-1 meetings with each other as usual. Meetings take place via video conference instead of face-to-face. Other event content like plenary sessions can be broadcasted e.g. via webinar.

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Support for taking events virtual

Existing events can also change their mode from a physical event to take place 100 % virtually.

The most important factor for the transition to virtual mode is a reliable partner that does not only provide the necessary features but also supports you in the process. We are in close contact with all of our clients and consulting them on the best way to let their events take place. Virtually.

Next steps

You can see how other organizers handled it and Explore Usecases

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