Jan 27 2022
Encore Research

Since the arrival of COVID-19, thousands of events have been postponed, cancelled or moved to virtual platforms. While the vaccine has allowed many businesses to resume events and meetings as usual, breakthrough cases and the Omicron variant have continued to stall the ability for face-to-face encounters. So, what does all of this mean for the …

The Show is Going On … Safely

Sep 22 2021
Ken Russell
Delta. Mu. It seems every time we turn on the news, there’s a new COVID-19 variant. So how safe is it to meet in-person? The answer is clearer than you might think. Would you believe that you are more likely to catch COVID-19 at your grocery store than at a 5,000-person event? We’ve been working ...

Reflections on Pride 2021

Jun 16 2021
Encore Research
As we celebrate Pride Month 2021, many are reflecting on how far we’ve come in equality and inclusion for members of the LGBTQ+ community.  Others are reflecting how far we still have yet to go.  But just as we celebrate the unique and important differences between those in the LGBTQ+ community, Pride Month often holds ...

How to Plan a Hybrid Annual General Meeting

Apr 22 2021
Encore Research
4 Questions to get you started Covid-19 has meant an unprecedented rise in the number of virtual Annual General Meetings around the world. Even markets that once only permitted in-person shareholder or voting member meetings are now considering hybrid formats.  So what exactly constitutes a hybrid AGM? A hybrid Annual General Meeting is an AGM ...

Celebrate Black History Month with these Lesser Known Facts

Feb 4 2021
John Kendrick, VP, Managing Director CSI
Black History Month is celebrated around the world, at different points in the year, by a number of countries. As we look forward to Black History Month celebrations, let’s begin with two countries who have their observances throughout the month of February – the United States and Canada. February 1 marks the beginning of Black ...

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflections on Pride Month

Jun 18 2020
Donna Hubley
Pride Month celebrates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place more than 50 years ago. On the first anniversary of Stonewall, a peaceful protest was organized that would become an annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ rights, before blossoming into the large-scale Pride events and parades we see globally today. As with so many events this ...

Creating Value: Partnership through the Pandemic

Apr 23 2020
Teresa Wessling
Necessity is the mother of all invention, and our current environment has introduced more challenges into our personal and professional lives than anyone could have predicted.    Be it as a planner, partner, or provider in the live events industry, how do we continue to provide value to our customers in a time when we cannot meet face to face? For ...