This, amongst many other intriguing questions were discussed and deliberated over the past 24 hours in our global online gathering of several hundred events professionals, coming together to re-imagine events.
There were some incredible conversations, insights, a-ha moments and some much-appreciated on-camera pet therapy and even a home office stretching session.
We'll share the take-aways and amazing output of this global gathering over the coming weeks.
Through our polls we did however have some interesting findings.
Half of the events professionals were still as busy as ever, in their planning for future events, and a further 25% had made a quick pivot to turn their events to the virtual format. The remain quarter were on complete hibernation with no events work or activity.
The majority of the events professionals were positive about the future of live events, but 14% were still unsure what the future might look like.
A much-debated topic was whether sustainability in event management will be elevated or sidelined as we more forwards, and the jury is out with a 50/50 split but 100% positivity to get this done.
While we can't predict yet what the future will hold, we certainly felt a massive amount of energy, ideas for action to get ahead of any challenges that might be detrimental to sustainability management for events, and some excellent practical missions we will collaborate on together.
The legacy of this event is the coming together of more than 700 events professionals passionate about their sector and sustainability.
We'll see you online for now!