2020 became the year of the hybrid meeting and 2021 is likely to be a continuation of the trend. While there may be slightly more in-person attendance in 2021, the prevalence of virtual meetings may remain.

Check out below to see what’s upcoming in the year to come.

CES 2021

Jan. 6-9

Consumer Technology Association announced its decision to transform CES 2021 from a massive Las Vegas trade show to a digital global event without a physical element. While thousands of exhibitors have already signed up for and committed to CES 2021, the association instituted a refund policy and created an all-digital presence for the health and safety of all. Register to attend virtually for new products, speeches from hundreds of CEOs, experts and visionaries and networking with industry executives and leaders.

“We concluded it is simply not possible to safely gather over 100,000 people indoors with a raging COVID-19 virus and no real hope for a tested and widely available vaccine by January,” said president and CEO Gary Shapiro said. “Instead, we will spread the gospel of 5G, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles and new forms of mobility, digital and telehealth, resilience, robotics, drones, new forms of entertainment, 8K Ultra HD screens and smart TVs to the curious, entrepreneurs, investors, business and media who can access the best of CES from their homes and offices.”

PCMA Convening Leaders

Jan. 11-15

Convening Leaders 2021 will combine streaming broadcast TV, some locations with a live studio audience, and face-to-face experiences.

ADMEI 2021 Annual Conference

Feb. 23-24

Association of Destination Management Executives International annual conference Recharge: Plug in Virtually.

IBTM Americas

May 19-20

Meet event professionals from the United States, Canada and Latin America. Register your interest on the contact form here.

IMEX America

Nov. 9-11

Network, connect and learn at IMEX America in Las Vegas. Register your interest here.

Interested in this year’s remaining industry conferences? Check here.


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