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Discover combinations of technology solutions that could make your small meeting an unforgettable success. Our small meeting product portfolio covers ideas for room setups that will impress your stakeholders with technology configurations tailored to your small meeting’s specific needs.
The results? Better participant experiences that ensure the meeting objectives are not only met but surpassed — with increased ROI.
Download the perfect blend of Small Meetings Technology Solutions to find out the:
- Best technology mix for your meeting objectives
- Options to impress colleagues and clients with unique technology options
- Ways to integrate technology to keep all participants focused and engaged
- And more!
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Learn which questions can make all the difference in your small meeting planning and experience
Small meeting planning typically begins with identifying the space you’ll use, a few pieces of equipment you’ll need and ordering any needed food and beverages. But small meetings can easily become big experiences with just a few impactful technology additions! With the right experts and solutions, meeting planners have the power to create small meetings that are collaborative, innovative and even transformative.
Download the Five Key Questions All Small Meeting Planners Should Ask Guide today!
Identify crucial areas where you can elevate your small meeting design, programming and participant experience. Knowing which questions to ask can guide your planning and set you up for success in meeting your unique goals.
Elevate the Impact of Your Next Small Meeting with the Right Tools and Technology
Download the dynamic Ultimate Small Meeting Setup Infographic to learn key resources that can empower you to enhance your impact.
With this asset, explore ways to:
- Improve engagement
- Elevate the ambiance and set the mood
- Streamline meeting operations
- Keep participants focused
- Reinforce brand visuals
- Instill confidence in your presenters
- Optimize your space for seating and networking
- And more!
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Key findings from the Encore 2022 Winter Planner Pulse
With the world of events ever-changing, staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends is an essential tool for crafting successful experiences. To help ensure your event design, programming and format resonates with today’s audiences, Encore surveys meeting and event professionals quarterly to capture a closer look into today’s event landscape and to maintain a pulse on where meeting event needs are heading.
Read on to learn key insights from our latest survey.
Human connection and engagement are the most impactful values for in-person events
When it comes to the most valuable components of this type of event, networking and relationship-building topped the list.
In-person events will continue to increase with each new quarter
Meanwhile, interest in hybrid and virtual gatherings is expected to plateau, with hybrid events forecasted to make up just 15 percent of all events held from the First Quarter of this year to the Third. Similarly, only 14 percent of all events held in the First and Second Quarters are anticipated to be virtual. This number is expected to drop to 11 percent in the Third Quarter.
Most planners expect their audience numbers to grow this year
This data brings a welcome implication — people are actively interested in physically attending conferences, meetings and other events, making now the perfect time for you to invest more resources into their event design. Get ahead of the curve by ensuring you have the best solutions to deliver successful outcomes.
Six of 10 planners will see budget increases — driven by food and beverage, room rates and transportation costs
DE&I is an important ESG area of focus
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives remain an opportunity in 2023. We asked planners about four major ESG issues to collect feedback on the role they play in event planning. Those issues were: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I), environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and local legislation that aligns with organizational values.
Our findings? Approximately half of event professionals (55 percent) view DE&I as the most important ESG area to consider while selecting venues. This research speaks volumes about how event professionals now prioritize DE&I when making critical event planning decisions.
When it comes to selecting a venue, event professionals regard the other ESG attributes in the following order of importance:
- Local legislation that is aligned with organization values (45 percent)
- Environmental sustainability (45 percent)
- Social responsibility (42 percent)
In terms of choosing an AV/event technology partner, event professionals prioritize the following attributes behind DE&I:
- Environmental sustainability (40 percent)
- Local legislation that is aligned with organization values (39 percent)
- Social responsibility (35 percent)
Insights-led meeting planning for more engaging experiences
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