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As we move into a world of post-pandemic meetings, the Hybrid Meeting Model is here to stay. Technology in this area made huge strides over a very short period of time, and it will continue to evolve as the benefits continue to be demonstrated. These three main hybrid meeting types are being used to meet the majority of event needs. We look at the live component(s), virtual elements, and the likely associated fees to help guide planners to the right solution for a number of hybrid meeting scenarios.
On a recent podcast, "The Future of Tourism," American Meetings, Inc. CEO Andy McNeill shares his expertise and forward view on tourism as it relates to the MICE Industry (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions), a corporate events industry that heavily relies on travel and venues to thrive. Over the past 18 months, both industries have faced huge obstacles that threatened their existence.
Andy McNeill, CEO of American Meetings, Inc. was a recent guest on the Tourism Entrepreneur Podcast, where he shared his knowledge and expertise on the state and future of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry and tips for success. The following article is a Q&A derived from the podcast.
In this podcast episode of Destination on the Left Podcast, AMI Founder Andy McNeill talks about the evolution of virtual meetings as the event industry emerges from the pandemic. From the economic downturns of 9/11, the 2008 recession, and now COVID-19, Andy understands the highs and lows of the industry and how to shift and even grow during them.
AMI Founder Andy McNeil was recently featured on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast to share more about hybrid events. Before the pandemic, there was a lot of excitement about virtual events, but more people were experiencing some level of burnout through it. This often sounded like, “Ugh, another virtual meeting.”
Recently AMI, American Meetings Inc. own Chelsea Litos was recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 Young Professionals of South Florida. Ms. Litos is the VP of Account Management at AMI, a company known as a global meeting and event industry leader. This honor is awarded to only the top 10 candidates across four industries: business, legal, healthcare, and real estate.
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Participants at live events have grown accustomed to receiving their welcome packet, name badge, and swag bag. This last year of virtual meetings brought us creative unboxing parties, and this year, as hybrid meetings become the new normal, we expect to see the innovation grow.
Full-service PPE solutions to ensure the health and safety of attendees.
AMI’s Personal Protection Meeting Express catalog includes a curated menu of provisions for high-quality PPE products at turnkey and economical prices. The following products can ship independently, or with other meeting supplies directly to AMI customer meetings or event venues.
We look forward to helping you provide these PPE solutions to your attendees, as we strive to ensure the highest confidence in your meeting and event safety.
Best practices to support the health and safety of your participants. This guide is set-up to offer pre-meeting, live meeting, and post meeting checklists to simplify and address each stage for better planning.
Incorporating a virtual component as part of your project can add great savings. In this article we will share all the advantages of including a webinar element and how you could easily turn your live event into a hybrid event using the AMI Virtual Platform.
How Stratus pivoted to virtual solutions for a hybrid virtual experience.
Sales Meetings are moving to live, virtual and hybrid models. Learn how one company built a hybrid hub-and-spoke meeting to rev up its sales force during the global pandemic.
AMI Deploys PandaDoc to Streamline Sales and Business Operations as Customers Pivot from In-person to Virtual Events
With increased interest in virtual meetings due to pandemic, AMI sales teams accelerate deals on PandaDoc. American Meetings, Inc. Founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Andy...
The goal given to the AMI meeting planning team was to recruit top tier European KOLs to work in an advisory capacity. The client also wanted to create a targeted KOL communication plan with a single point of contact at AMI.
Their annual conference consists of over 650 franchise owners and managers over a 4-day conference. In addition to the internal conference participants, there are over 300 exhibitors who participate in a one-day technology expo with large booths heavily focused on technology, the latest industry equipment and service capabilities.
Our Virtual Meeting programs allow clients the ability to have an integrated strategy that is required to take place in a virtual environment. When transitioning a meeting on-line, we carefully balance the overall strategy while maintaining best in class, redundant technologies to ensures success.
With COVID shutdowns, virtual meetings took over, allowing people to stay connected while safely apart. However, with the rise in virtual meetings also came the need to keep unwanted guests from entering meetings – competitors dropping into private meetings, students who didn’t pay for courses were crashing classes, or late registrations allowed in problematic hackers.
Today, running any business, meeting, or event plan requires a new and improved commercial cleaning strategy. There are basic steps that you can take to move the needle on your meeting and event sanitation protocols, which are a must-do in our post-pandemic world.
Hear from AMI CEO, Andy McNeill, as American Meetings, Inc. helps clients navigate the “new normal” for meeting and event planning. AMI is here to provide the right tools and resources to make both virtual and live events safe and successful. When pivoting to virtual or hybrid meeting plans, AMI is here with the right platforms and technologies to perfect your team’s webcast and meeting experience.
AMI CEO, Andy McNeill, invites you to learn more about the right equipment and solutions for keeping your meetings and events safe in today’s new normal. Through effective use and distribution of personal protection equipment (PPE) for meeting hosts and attendees, your business can rest assured that your next post-pandemic meeting will be a safe and successful one. Review and order from AMI today.
A post-meeting checklist is always a good idea, but in today’s meeting and event environment – health and safety are more important than ever. In this video, you’ll learn post-meeting best practices that support the health and safety of your corporate meeting participants as AMI provides you with key insights for checking all those health and safety measures.