What a year we have had. First of, nothing can beat a live event, whether its over pastries and coffee or in the evening at the bar after an event enjoying a refreshing beer.
I’ve heard people say these events will replace live events. I don’t think so. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for them. Prior to the pandemic, if you heard there was a webinar- you would know its code for a sales pitch.
This has changed somewhat. Yes, there are still webinars which are purely sales pitches although organisers understand there is so much competition out there- in fact your audience can listen to webinars whether the person hosting the event is in the UK, US or somewhere else.
Initially I had created an online event on March 20th 2020- to give benefit to the Exhibitors after the 2020 Commercial Summit- my last live event.
Several people had missed this session on the Friday and asked if we could bring it on again- and we did on Monday 30th March.
In between we held the evening event online (Thursday 26th March). I had planned to hold this in person although this wasn’t possible; plus several adhoc events with people who have helped form the events over the last 12 months including Daryl Norkett and Richard Thorpe.
Initially this was as much for my benefit; I just needed to be busy. Why because of personal circumstances I had been furloughed from my career in Tourism of 18 years.
So today, is as much as thank you to those who have presented/panellist at my events over the last 12 months.