Eileen Wennekers lives, works, researches, writes and designs in Toronto near the shore of Lake Ontario. She has taught design thinking, discourse analysis, and materialist history as a lecturer at OCAD University, and is the creative and executive director of Farewell Toronto.
Hot Tech Conference Collision Defies Odds, Draws 35,000 to Toronto
Collision attracted 35,000 attendees to Toronto, not without issues. Communication breakdowns between the planning team and security threw a wrench into the sold-out conference’s best-laid plans. Still, the gathering makes it clear that people are willing to travel globally for events when they think it’s worth it.
Event Industry Sustainability Gap – Good Intentions Versus Action
The events industry joined together last year in a commitment to fight climate change as part of a Net Zero Carbon Events pledge signed at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in Glasgow. Six months later, a report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Cvent indicates that while there’s no lack of good […]
Cvent Bets on Return of In-Person Events to Offset Doubling of Losses
Cvent's first quarter losses nearly doubled to $31.4 million in the first quarter. CEO Reggie Aggarwal didn't flinch, expressing confidence that tailwinds spurred by increasing in-person attendance will offset inflation and other market worries for the rest of 2022.
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 […]
11 Trends for Event Professionals to Watch in 2022
The nature of engagement has changed profoundly. At EventMB's The Future of the Event Industry: 2022 Outlook Summit, event professionals joined us to explore how the industry has metabolized lessons from the pandemic and what that means for events in 2022.
Eventbrite Outlines Opportunities to Move Beyond $139 Million Loss in 2021
Despite posting a new loss of $16.8 million for the fourth quarter, Eventbrite is showing signs that it’s bouncing back. All in all, its fourth-quarter financials for 2021 announced on Thursday are noticeably less brutal than in 2020.