Groundbreaking impulses, innovative tools and strengthened networks – the event industry is moving closer together and developing further together.
MEET EUROPE, LOCATIONS! and Allseated are cooperating and invite you to the joint networking event “no limits” on 16.02.2022. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will take place digitally, meetings are planned in virtual space with atmosphere and feel-good character. The focus is on interaction, exchange and knowledge transfer.
On 8 & 9 December 2021, this year’s MEET GERMANY event series was to conclude in an analogue summit in Munich. Due to the increasing COVID infections and after consultation with exhibitors, partners and planners, the business network decided to hold the event digitally in February. Although the LOCATIONS trade fair series was successfully held in Munich in October, hybrid events cannot take place in the first quarter of the new year due to the pandemic. Here, too, a digital industry congress was planned at the beginning of the year with the company’s own virtual platform ViLOCX and its exhibitors and partners. In designing digital and hybrid formats in virtual space, both organisers place great value on genuine encounters and interaction between the event participants with a personal atmosphere and feel-good character. And in doing so, they work together with Allseated, an experienced partner for virtual and hybrid event solutions with unique, innovative platform solutions Allseated EXVO for virtual events in digital locations twins.
Now all three companies are coming together for the first time in this form with a joint virtual and purely digital live event on 16 February 2022. The reasons for a partnership are sometimes different, but the goals are the same for the managing directors Tanja Schramm, Nicole Stegmann and Sabine Reise: to jointly offer their own networks a new and larger range of offers, new contact and exchange opportunities and informative content with a joint digital industry event as the start of the year. Event planners and meeting professionals from the German-speaking region are invited to experience top trends in the meeting and event industry, experts, exciting tips & formats. On this day, participants put together their own individual programme, find out about new locations and service providers in the virtual trade exhibition and network with colleagues and experts.
The 3D experience platform Allseated EXVO enables mobility and autonomy in the digital location twin with your own robot avatar. In the 3D location, networking is experienced through face-to-face exchanges between exhibitors and participants, as well as group discussions via video conferencing. This mobility also allows visitors to move freely through the virtual location, experience chance encounters and be inspired visually and emotionally – pure event feeling.
For us, “no limits” is not only the appropriate event title, but also reflects the limitless possibilities in the 3D space of Allseated EXVO. With our own robot we give mobility and autonomy back to the participant and create completely new interaction possibilities between participants and exhibitors in the digital twin. As co-organisers alongside LOCATIONS! and MEET EUROPE, we are sending a strong signal into and for the market with this joint event”, Sabine Reise, Managing Director Allseated
The experience factor is strengthened by a multifaceted knowledge forum. The organisers are relying less on classic lectures and are instead transferring participatory and interactive formats into the virtual world. Whether thematic guided tours, thematic workshops, best practice cases and formats such as “Fishbowl”, “WorldCafé” or “Speed Geeking” – the aim is to convey information quickly, entertainingly and in a targeted manner and to connect interests.
In terms of content, everything revolves around “no limits – energize your business”. Changes, progress, trends, developments and perspectives in the event industry are presented from different perspectives and by experts. New technologies, changing forms of mobility, communication, sustainability and new work will play an overriding role.
“Of course, we were very much looking forward to our live event; as before, personal contact in our network comes first. We want to enable people to meet. Now. With Allseated EXVO’s platform, we can do that in virtual space and come very close to a live event. In addition, with Allseated EXVO and LOCATIONS! we have two strong, experienced partners at our side who are just as active and forward-thinking as we are. Together we want to venture into other formats, gather new experiences and learn from them. To break with the existing, to think differently. Strengthen with new ideas. To give courage. We cordially invite our sector to join us.” Tanja Schramm, CEO, MEET EUROPE
“Even though I always prefer personal contact with exhibitors, visitors and friends to digital, this event should be a unique experience and bring participants into conversation with as many members of the event industry as possible, regardless of location. To go new ways together, to discover new opportunities and concepts. And to reshape the process of change – to help shape it. As a future congress, we want to manage with strong partners like MEET EUROPE to network even better, to increase interactivity, to promote communication and to contribute with practical content to pointing out perspectives and developing new ideas. With our ALLSEATED solution ViLOCX, we have been demonstrating for quite some time that trade exhibitions with a programme are also possible virtually. That’s why I know how important a reliable, innovative platform is for business, reach, experience value and content”, Nicole Stegmann, owner LOCATIONS – Messe
Save the date: 16 February 2022. Information on the programme and registration will follow shortly. Interested providers can contact the respective organisers.
credits: MEET EUROPE, LOCATIONS, Allseated EXVO
Contact MEET EUROPE
Tanja Schramm, CEO
+49 172 6688 995
Kristin Wittmütz, Head of Marketing
+49 174 9092 186
togetherwearestrong – We are your network with focus on event management and live communication. MEET GERMANY and MEET EUROPE are brands of Event Destinations GmbH (based in Berlin). As the largest network in the German-speaking region, the MEET GERMANY community bundles synergies of event professionals. MEET EUROPE networks across Europe and beyond. Our industry community currently connects over 3,500 partners from more than 1,500 companies. Protagonists from the event industry, from destinations as well as from the MICE and travel industry are networked ‘digilog’ at interactive events as well as via a digital platform. Since 2010, our community has been a permanent contact point for event organisers, bundles knowledge, experience and contacts and presents experts, trends, innovations and best practice cases. www.meet-germany.network
Contact LOCATIONS – Trade Fair
Nicole Stegmann, owner
+49 7941 98411 – 41
Martin Stegmann, Director of Sales and Marketing
+49 7941 98411 – 42
Anyone wishing to gain an excellent overview of the current conference and event landscape has been able to do so at the LOCATIONS trade fairs since 2008. Event locations and event service providers from various metropolitan regions at different locations in Germany present themselves at the largest regional trade fairs for the event industry. Event planners from agencies and companies get to talk to convention bureaus, destinations, event venues, unusual locations, special event locations, congress and conference centres as well as hotels. Each trade fair is a communication platform and networking meeting, but also an inspiring marketplace for new trends, approaches, ideas and solutions from the marketing and event industry. Since 2020, all on-site trade fairs have also been held hybrid in digital livestream and in the dedicated virtual experience world ViLOCX. In 2021, the new LOCATIONS MICE SELECTION format was introduced. The new varied network format supports the MICE diversity of the regions and stands for enjoyment, culture and exhibition. www.locations-messe.de www.vilocx.com
Contact Allseated GmbH
Sabine Reise, Managing Director
+49 211 78171750
Martin Näwig, Press
+49 3581 6832203
Allseated revolutionises the cooperation between location, service provider, planner and organiser through cloud-based event planning. Virtual site inspections and collaboration on one platform save resources and create synergies in event planning. Online meetings can be held directly in the location and the event rooms can be inspected in 3D, individually equipped with seating options and sold virtually via Allseated. With Allseated EXVO, virtual events can now even take place in the digital twin of the location. In the American market, Allseated is already an established platform with over 250,000 true-to-scale floor plans and a community of 100,000 users and more than 30,000 listed locations. www.allseated.de