Marc Jarrett

Marc Jarrett

Thursday, 9 April 2020

How Coronavirus Has Destroyed ‘In Person’ Events And Invigorated 𝑽𝑰𝑹𝑻𝑼𝑨𝑳 Ones…

It started with the cancelation of the massive Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Behemoths Facebook & Microsoft soon followed suit and also shelved plans to host their signature conferences and joined a growing group of multinationals in calling off corporate events and grounding employees from travel as a result of the outbreak. The list of cancelled events then grew exponentially.

COVID19 has truly decimated the $840 billion MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) Industry.

However, as Napoleon Hill once pointed out, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

Wikipedia describes Business Networking as a socioeconomic business activity by which business-people and entrepreneurs meet to form business relationships and to recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities share information and seek potential partners for ventures.

Since the need to meet clients, prospects and partners is a requisite for any given business, new ways of doing so need to be found.

One beneficiary of recent developments is the fledgling Virtual Events industry, which allows users to connect with their audiences in the most interactive way online whereby technology facilitates the connections that matter the most – human ones.

The same technology is also being used to being brings remote teams together - all the benefits of a physical workspace, combined with all the freedom of remote work.

The coronavirus outbreak is not the only reason why working and networking this way is on the uprise – all of us are becoming aware that climate change is also very real and that by not travelling to events we are collectively reducing our collective carbon footprints. The environment is one of the few net beneficiaries of our collective lock down.

The Company leading the way in this space are Remo.co who have developed a platform which allows users to work and network virtually, globally.

Over and above Networking Events, Remo can be used for ad-hoc Meetups, Conferences, Trade Fairs and Events, Hybrid Events, Webinars, Company Events, Broadcast to Event, Online Courses, Summits/Forums, Workshops, as well as Expo & Exhibitions.

If anyone is interested in becoming a virtual event agency and run virtual events for your clients, you can sign up as a Remo affiliate here. You will be paid 35% recurring commission for each referred customer as well as a 5% override commission from any other affiliates you refer. You can take Remo for a test-drive for free for 14 days. I will help you set-up and execute your first event. Your workers/clients/attendees will LOVE it!

Given the unprecedented situation we all collectively now find ourselves in, it's important that we channel our energies into an industry that has a future.

Post Coronavirus, virtual events and remote networking will most certainly be one of them.



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