Event production company Iconic Live has introduced a new platform to help transform face-to-face events into virtual ones.
Through its proprietary technology called Delegate Connect, Iconic Live aims to salvage the efforts of event organisers affected by the current government regulations and travel restrictions due to COVID-19.
The virtual conferencing platform has the ability to live stream keynote presentations, panel discussions and Q&As, and also features two-way chat to enable networking, automatic professional development tracking and the ability to display advertisements from sponsors.
“Two years ago, we set out with a goal to develop a toolset that allows conferences to be delivered virtually,” said Iconic Live managing director Jordan Walsh.
“Little did we know just how important this toolset would be in 2020. We hope that our technology helps keep the industry moving through this difficult time.”
800% spike in enquiries
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Iconic Live has experienced a reported 800 per cent increase in enquiries for virtual events in the past two weeks.
“The cancellation of so many events and conferences means that there are hundreds of thousands of industry professionals looking for work,” said Walsh.
“At the same time, many organisations will still need to run their events and are looking for a solution that meets the physical distancing requirements. Our solution, Delegate Connect, bridges these two needs.”
Walsh said professional associations are expected to benefit significantly from the technology, as their members are required to undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
“We need to ensure that our professionals remain up to date with relevant knowledge and skills about their service to support their customers, clients and community during this already uncertain and unstable time,” he said.
Corporate companies who wish to continue running conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic are also set to benefit.
“For large organisations seeking to go beyond the standard webinar, we are now managing their virtual conference from start to finish,” said Walsh.
“We have a lot of corporate companies that used to run face to face conferences for 100-1000 delegates and now we are delivering these conferences virtually for them.”
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