Covid-19 wreaked havoc in nearly every sector of industry accross the globe. Live video streaming and virtual events have played a crucial role in enabling businesses to continue functioning.
The way we work has changed. Working from home is now part of the professional norm and as such the new way we communicate with our collegues and customers is via video. Services such as Zoom have seen a rise in popularity of 30% since national lockdown's began throughout Europe in March 2020. As a result, live streaming has become a crucial technology to facilitate exhibitions, conferences and seminars from taking place, albeit in a slightly different format. gassProductions has seen a huge rise in demand for our Live Streaming Services in the last 6 months. All of our exhibition partners are now reliant on live video streaming as their number one weapon to combat the impact that Covid-19 restrictions have imposed on the live events industry. We're able to offer a host of live video streaming services that enable our partners to continue reaching their customers, colleagues and audiences.
Dial the clock back 6 months, very few knew what a virtual event was. For those unfamiliar, a virtual event is an online event that involves people interacting in a virtual environment on the web, rather than meeting in a physical location. Virtual events are typically multi-session online events that often feature webinars and webcasts. Video enables these virtual events to feature key note speeches, presentations, fireside chats and Q&A. In 2020, the number of organisations planning a virtual event doubled (Source: Wild Apricot) Some of our clients have opted to use virtual video sets for the virtual event. An example of this can be viewed on the right. gassProductions offers a range of video solutions for virtual events, we can even offer a selection of bespoke platforms to host your event.