Just when we thought we are slowly going back to in-person events, a new “significant” wave has once again hit us. And it leaves us scratching our heads and scratching off all the planning we’ve done for our events in our communities.
It’s been a very tough 18-months or so. Covid-19 has affected most aspects of our lives – like many industries – the event industry has been shuttered since the pandemic first hit us. Last year, we saw organisations cancelling their events – big and small – due to the uncertainty that the pandemic brings. A lot have completely cancelled or delayed their events. But we also saw a rise of resilient organisations adapting to these changes. We at Digileaders are no strangers to these changes, in the past 18 months we have seen all types of challenges that arise when planning virtual events.
Some of the challenges that our community has shared with us are as follows:
Instead of getting caught up and fighting against the fall out of the pandemic in the event industry, we must accept that this is our new reality and focus on what we can control. You can make it enjoyable for both you and your stakeholders without compromising the quality.
For the past 18 months, Digileaders has been a leader in adapting to change in the event industry. We launched DLx, a department specializing in delivering virtual events such as workshops, team building, conferences, summits, awards and even hybrid events. We have now delivered over 400+ virtual events.
Based on this experience here are my three pieces of advice:
DLx are trusted by many organisations in the Digital Transformation sector from the Cabinet Office and DWP to the Trussell Trust and Social Enterprise UK for their large events, workshops and team social gatherings. See list of our clients and partners here.
This new Covid variant doesn’t have to stop you from serving your community and delivering great content via virtual events, all you need are resilience and adaptability. Working together with an experienced team in delivering virtual events is the biggest advantage too!
If you want to know more about what we do at DLx, please contact us via our website here.