June Special Mini Edition 2021

A fresh resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. Providing you with inspiration, guidance and great ideas.

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60% of meeting and event planners expect their company will hold at least one hybrid meeting in 2021. 65% are interested in holding more hybrid meetings as a result of the pandemic. expect the number of their company's in-person meetings with 50 attendees or less return to the pre-pandemic level within a year. A majority of meeting and event professionals are considering proof of vaccination for future programs. SOURCE: SURVEY OF US AND CANADA-BASED TRAVEL MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS BY THE GLOBAL BUSINESS TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (GBTA) AND CVENT SOURCE: GLOBAL DMC PARTNERS, Q1 MEETINGS & EVENTS PULSE SURVEY POSITIVE VIBES " I can feel the energy of events starting to come back to life slowly. People are excited about gathering in person again. There seems to be more confidence in planning ahead to 2022." — Michelle Planche, CMP, president, Paradigm Events 52% 55% POPULAR VOTE One of the challenges with online events for associations, shareholders and boards of directors is ensuring that voting is done accurately, fairly and securely. Toronto-based GetQuorum is addressing that issue. Its full- service meeting solution provides full administration and live support, including attendee registration, audience moderation and vote administration. The service has the capacity for e-consent, advance electronic voting, real-time electronic voting and secret ballots and has two- factor authentication for security. "We are able to accommodate the legislation or by-laws of whatever jurisdiction or organization we are working with," says Mark DiPinto, marketing specialist. Pride Toronto recently worked with GetQuorum to produce its AGM, which involved the passing of several motions and board member elections. You can read a case study of the meeting on the company's website. getquorum.com " We are encouraged for the fall and 2022 because our Global DMC Partner sellers say their clients are really interested in Canada to reopen. While we are receiving leads from the US and Mexico for the fall, there is hesitancy to sign a contract due to ongoing border closures. On the Canadian side, we continue to see movement from live to virtual for the remainder of 2021, but hope for in-person returns for 2022." — Anita Carlyle CMP, CMM, DES, managing partner, MCC Destination Management June 2021 | Ignitemag.ca | 25

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