Sep 25 2022
abhi

Online gaming events and tournaments were a hot commodity during the pandemic. The gaming industry has been growing rapidly with no signs of hitting a pause. In 2021, the global Esports market was valued at just over $1.08 billion U.S. dollars, an almost 50 percent increase from the previous year. Industry projections forecast the Esports …

Event resources that lower planner stress levels

Sep 22 2022
Kristi Casey
8 MIN
The return of in-person events is a welcome change from the cloistered era of pandemic-induced, learn on the fly virtual event planning. But the rebound also added stress to event professionals, who — even before the pandemic — occupied a job that annually topped CareerCast’s list of “Most Stressful Jobs.” Thankfully, Encore offers resources and ...

Benefits of using AR Activations to bring your event to life

Aug 30 2022
abhi
8 MIN
Events, meetings, and conferences are important ways for business people to network and conduct sales. According to a Destination Canada report, more than 2,200 business events were scheduled to be held in 2022 prior to the restrictions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact was worse than predicted. The Destination Canada report states, “As ...

How to produce a hybrid event without breaking the bank

Mar 29 2022
nmurphy@psav.com
8 MIN
Producing a hybrid event adds a level of complexity to traditional in-person event planning. Event professionals need to think through two separate event experiences that need to be executed simultaneously: One for the in-person attendee and another for the participants who are attending virtually. But this two-pronged meeting experience doesn’t have to cost you a ...

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, ...

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 ...