Even with Covid variants still emerging, the war in Ukraine still raging, and economic indicators still flashing trouble, many signs point to a swift rebound from the 2020 bottom.
Strained Supply Chain Wreaks Havoc on Events
A supply chain bottleneck is impacting all aspects of the event industry. From an increase in food prices and transportation costs to the shortage of microchips affecting hybrid and virtual meetings, event planners are finding open lines of communication and advance deadlines are helping.
EventsAIR Taps Former Hopin Exec as New CEO as Part of New Private Equity Infusion
Australian events management software provider EventsAIR has selected U.S.-based event tech veteran Matthew Donegan-Ryan as its next CEO. The move is part of a significant private equity investment led by The Riverside Company. Founder Trevor Gardiner, who was CEO, takes on the role of executive director of product innovation.
The Tricky Dilemma of Excluding Russian Participation From Events
While the event industry’s reaction to the crisis in Ukraine has varied — ranging from statements of support to direct offers of employment for those affected — few global events have triggered this level of solidarity. Meanwhile, figuring out how and who to exclude in terms of Russian participation from events is proving difficult.
Cvent Offers Glimpse Into Return of In-Person Events This Year
Cvent’s first earnings call as a public company Thursday confirmed it had a good year while forecasting strong growth ahead. As the company moves to invest in expanding its SaaS offerings, will betting on hybrid events pay off?
Zoom Meets Slowing Growth With New Enterprise Products
Zoom has been one of the biggest winners of the pandemic-era shift to virtual, but current numbers show that its growth is slowing. A new business model hopes to turn that around. Zoom’s stock valuation took a bit of a dive after hours Monday afternoon as the financial world reacted to their projection that 2022 […]