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Article Published 29/07/2020

With the current uplift in business events taking place online, or in hybrid format, we've compiled some of the best resources in the industry to help you navigate your way through virtual, digital and hybrid events. No matter the level of experience you have, there is help and advice available to steer you and your business in the right direction to deliver quality experiences. Sit back and browse through the videos, podcasts, webinars and guides on offer for more information and inspiration.

IBTM Connect

Explore IBTM’s library of resources through IBTM Connect including webinars and videos from key industry professionals, to prepare for the post-Covid-19 world. Discover some useful topics discussing: 8 Key Considerations to Create Engaging Virtual and Hybrid Event Experiences, watch video; How to run successful and profitable virtual events, a Q&A with the world’s leading virtual summit expert, Navid Moazzez, watch video; Listen up: Virtual Events are Here to Stay, watch video. You will even find our very own Neil Brownlee discussing Scotland’s Policy Driven Model, watch video.


PCMA have a wide selection of helpful videos and webinars covering topics including: Pivot your Event from Live to Virtual, watch video; Virtual is Vital: Event Strategy, Design and Engagement watch video; Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing With Free, watch video; and many more. You can also sign up to their Digital Event Fast Track course if you’re looking to develop your digital event skills read more.

The Event Manager Blog

The Event Manager Blog also has a wide variety of feature worth taking a look at, read more.  And, for everything you need to know about virtual engagement, connection and revenue, download the Virtual Event Tech Guide free here.

Event Industry News

Event Industry News has a wide range of podcasts (listen here) and features (read here) on offer covering all things digital and hybrid.

Conference & Incentive Travel

Conference & Incentive Travel provides a large number of reports into various aspects of the events industry, read more. You may need to register to access some content such as How to Prevent Video-Conference Fatigue, find out more and Then – Now – Future: Where is Event Technology Headed, find out more.

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings have explored the best practices for digital meetings based on a virtual reality product launch. In this article, they discuss three major components: education, networking and commerce and recognise that meeting in person sparks other, more nebulous outcomes as well, including inspiration and camaraderie. It turns out that effective use of technology also requires an understanding of human behaviour. Find out more here.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre’s new ‘Make It Edinburgh Live’

Take a look at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre's new Make It Edinburgh Live, hybrid events solution, designed to provide productive, authentic and immersive event experiences. Make it Edinburgh Live is a series of hybrid event solutions which translate the non-tangible elements of an event to an online format. Whether your event takes place online, in-person, or a combination of both, our hybrid events provide real and enriching experiences. Make it Edinburgh Live has been designed to encourage interactivity amongst participants and to bring the highlights of our incredible city to your event. Find out how to bring online events to life at EICC.

Virtual and hybrid events with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is offering new virtual and hybrid event packages. With over ten years' experience of hosting online conferences, the College is perfectly placed to help you design an event that reaches a global audience with ease. The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh have developed packages that can be broadcast to numbers of up to 4,000 delegates worldwide. These new packages allow you to run your event entirely virtually or as a blend of virtual and onsite attendees and speakers, working hand in hand with their in-house team of event coordinators and technical support. Depending on your requirements, you can simply provide your programme and speaker contact details and they will do the rest. Find out more.