Virtual or In Person? The Future of the Event Industry


Watch Time Podcast
12th May 2021

In this episode of Watch Time, we sit down again with Jim Cermak, host of the Trade Show University Podcast, and discuss the future of events now that some COVID19 restrictions are starting to get lifted. We asked Jim how video’s role has changed in virtual events since the beginning of the Pandemic in March 2020 up until now. Jim also gave us a great overview of some of the platforms and strategies being used by some the top dogs in the trade show world today.

Make sure to stick around until the end to get Jim’s predictions on the future of trade shows and how long you can expect to see virtual events. Grab a notebook, a cut a coffee, and get ready to get your PHD in trade show ROI from the master of trade show marketing, Jim Cermak!  

Topics in this Episode:

  • How has video in the event industry changed from March 2020 to May 2021?
  • What advice Jim would give someone who is looking to host a virtual event or shift to creating virtual events.
  • What are some ways you can make your events stand out and get remote participants more engaged?
  • What advice Jim would give someone that is transitioning back to in person events from virtual events.
  • What resources Jim recommends for someone in the trade show industry or someone trying to plan an event.
  • Where is the trade show industry headed and what can we expect to see happen in 2021.

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