Today’s blog is written by Tamika Brown, President and Chief Experience Officer of RSVP Premier Group LLC, a meeting, event, experiential marketing, incentive, concierge & lifestyle management company based in Troy, Michigan. She is a contributing writer and has been featured in Michigan Meetings & Events Magazine, Meeting Planners International (MPI) Professional Magazine, Wedding Planner Magazine, and the DIY Television Network.
Not sure about you but I have turned into a “Zombie” with all these online meetings and events. As a planner who is accustomed to planning in-person events, the last year has proved to be quite challenging as it relates to determining which events can be reimagined in a virtual environment. A survey conducted in the February Dashboard on PCMA.org suggests that other meeting planners and suppliers are finding the return of in-person events easier to see on the horizon and feeling less anxious about the future. With safety measures such as rapid testing, venues commitment to cleanliness policies, the availability of on-site medical personnel, and other safety practices in place, we are getting one step closer to returning to face-to-face meetings.
Another important factor to consider as we prepare to return to meeting in-person is everyone involved (vendors, attendees, suppliers, etc.) must make a “personal accountability commitment” to keep not only themselves but everyone they come in contact with safe by adopting a multi-layer approach including wearing the appropriate 3-ply mask, social distancing, and taking the vaccine before attending large gatherings.
Looking forward to seeing you in person—soon.
Tamika loves to write about event, experiential marketing, and providing solutions for customers face-to-face or in the digital arena. You can connect with her on LinkedIn
Also, visit her awesome website at RSVP Premier Group LLC