Dec 1 2021
Candice Beckman

While it is no secret that the pandemic has disrupted everything in the event industry, it also has provided some unintended benefits along the way. Before COVID-19 became a daily headline, think about what made the event industry unique in the minds of outsiders: Event organizers was ranked one of the most stressful professions, up …

Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Safe to Meet With the Right Protocols in Place

Nov 9 2021
Craig Hill
October 18, 2021 If you’re missing building professional connections face-to-face, you’re not alone. People everywhere are chomping at the bit to get back to business; and yet, variants of COVID-19 cast doubts on whether it’s safe to travel and meet in-person. Being fully vaccinated, especially if you’ve been “boosted”, and maintaining the good habits and ...

The Show Must Go On!

Sep 13 2021
Have you ever managed a virtual conference from a hospital bed? It was a first for Heather Dow, senior manager at  Events & Management Plus, Inc.  When the potential to be sidelined by a life-threatening injury read out how our Encore Canada team helped her manage one of the biggest events of her career without ...

The Value of Partnerships in Our (Re)Start

Jul 15 2021
The meeting and events industry clearly experienced a great deal of change over the course of the last 16 months. An industry filled with incredibly talented people who were singularly forced to be nimble and adaptable can now learn from each other to accelerate our industry’s exciting (re)start with the right event solutions. For Encore, ...

Planner Pulse on Industry Recovery

Jul 7 2021
Top Trends and Insights for Planning Impactful Hybrid Events With 2021 thankfully in the rear-view window, the meeting and event industry is slowly recovering from the impact of COVID-19.   Planners and attendees alike are ready to get back to in-person events and optimism for a full recovery is growing.  In the meantime, demand for hybrid ...

A Case for Production: A Partner’s Conference

Jun 17 2021
How a Multi-National Professional Services Network Elevated their Attendee Engagement through Production Finding creative ways to engage attendees in a virtual setting has always been a challenge. Today, with virtual and hybrid meetings a new norm, and zoom fatigue on the rise, it has only become even more exacerbated. In late September, one organization was ...

How to Plan a Hybrid Annual General Meeting

Apr 6 2021
4 questions to get you started  With majority of events turning to a hybrid format, so too are company Annual General Meetings. As of January 1, 2021, the Canadian government ordered the normal rules apply for calling an AGM and presenting financial statements, as opposed to last year’s extension deadlines.  This means that “by law, all federally incorporated businesses, not-for-profits ...

Creating Positive, Memorable Hybrid Experiences

Mar 5 2021
By: Encore Research According to Meeting Professionals International [MPI], over half of meeting planners say their next in-person meeting is contingent on the distribution of a safe and effective vaccine. In the February 2021 edition of The Meeting Professional, MPI shares results from their winter 2021 Meetings Outlook survey. Virtual Events and Hybrid – Keeping ...