The COVID-19 pandemic crisis greatly accelerated so many trends that were already underway. For example, organizations learned that remote work really can work, employees have found that they enjoy working remotely some or all of the time, and new technologies have been developed and will continue to be developed that make remote collaboration easier and easier.
As the world slowly opens up again, businesses and event planners are exploring how conferences, congresses, and meetings can best serve this global post-lock down world. One thing is sure, the business world is not going to return to how it was pre-pandemic with a default to in-person meeting for everything.
The Alliance is an alliance of seventeen cities convention bureaus who are working together to serve meeting and event professionals along with organizers, meeting planners, associations, and corporate entities.