Despite the high hopes we all had for 2021, it turned out to be a bit more of a roller-coaster ride than expected. Despite a mostly successful vaccine rollout in the U.S. that has made a big dent in the health and economic havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it still was a year of fits and starts thanks to the Delta variant. Fortunately, event professionals are quick to learn from experience, are resourceful, and they are always looking for new ways to exceed client expectations.
We asked 25 top industry thought leaders to share their perspectives on what they have learned over the nearly two years of COVID craziness, and what they are looking forward to as we round the corner into a shiny new year. Here are just a few of the ideas, trends, and positive perspectives they have for the future.
Do you have a story to tell? Let us know! Contact Special Events Editor in Chief Kathleen Stoehr at [email protected] to share your own lessons learned and thoughts on how to not just survive, but also flourish in the coming year.
Check back next week for another set of predictions!