“REBOOTING” events with NH Meetings

NH Meetings and Bmotion introduce REINICIA, a new opportunity to bring together the most prominent representatives of the corporate events sector and communication experts who will talk about the present and future of events in an unprecedented technical deployment

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UNWTO Crisis Committee – Towards the reactivation of safe tourism

This week from BMOTION we have provided the technical and audiovisual means for two of the most important and expected meetings of world tourism, the first meeting of the year of the UNWTO World Tourism Crisis Committee and the 113th session of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization, held at the RIU hotel in Madrid.

These hybrid meetings brought together a select group of 150 on-site attendees, global tourism leaders, members of various United Nations agencies and private sector representatives, who joined forces to explore trends in world tourism and to present different tourism recovery scenarios, one of the pandemic most affected sectors. Harmonized plans and protocols aimed at the recovery of the tourism sector and safe international mobility have been agreed upon, proposing among other measures, vaccination certificates, testing of passengers agreements and promoting coordination between the different international organizations, with the objective of #Reiniciarelturismo.

Both meetings have a great significance not only for tourism, an economic field among the most important in the world  in which our country has been a world power so far , but also for the events industry, closely linked to tourism, because they promote the harmonization and coordination of regulations and efficient protocols that will help us all to return to face-to-face events sooner, and thus help to restore normality to our sector. In addition, with the celebration of this hybrid event, it has been demonstrated once again the possibility of holding face-to-face international nature events in our territory, while maintaining the highest levels of security, which is essential to restore confidence.

We are aware that recovering face-to-face events and the entire economy will require everyone’s effort, we will be almost starting from scratch and full of uncertainty while the long-awaited reset of the events sector arrives. But we also hope that during this period we will have learned many things together: hopefully, when we return to face-to-face events, those events will be better, more sustainable and more inclusive, as Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO Secretary General, says.

What we will be for sure after this reset is a more innovative industry thanks to new technologies and the digital transformation we have achieved, and certainly more resilient, because what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.

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Eventoplus Awards 2020: movement is proven by walking

The Eventoplus Awards are already an institution and a benchmark in the events industry. They represent the recognition of excellence and talent, and fill with pride its holders, professionals and companies from most areas of this wonderful industry. Over the course of its 15 years of existence, the Gala has evolved to become an essential event for brands, agencies and suppliers.

Although this year circumstances have forced us to wait until December, traditionally the Eventoplus Awards takes place early July and therefore, for many, until this year it meant the end of a hard events season before summer; we wait for it exhausted, but looking forward to it, as the end of school party, curious to know who the winners will be and excited to meet with friends, colleagues and customers in the relaxed and fun atmosphere that characterizes the event.

We have always loved to attend, but in this complicated year, providing the audiovisual resources in these Eventoplus 2020 Awards has had for us both an emotional and vindicating point: we were looking forward to meet again in person with our beloved industry, but also to show the world that we can continue to make face-to-face events by applying the proper security protocols, and to start walking together towards the revival of our industry.

A great event and a great night to thank: Grupo Eventoplus for their determination to hold the Gala despite the circumstances; the award winners and the attendees -presential and virtual- for their discipline, interest and responsibility, and the rest of the collaborators who have spared no effort and means to support our valued events industry, now that it is so necessary for its recovery.

This year’s gala was an example and a model to follow in order to recover face-to-face events in our “new reality”. We are proud to have taken part and we are convinced that movement, also in events, is proven by walking.

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Merry Christmas, closer than ever

It seems unbelievable, but the year is coming to an end and Christmas is just around the corner. If we had been told last December everything we were going to go through this year we would not have believed it

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Bmotion joins forces with NH Hotel Group

HYBRID MEETINGS by NH is an innovative network of permanent sets connected to each other for hybrid events.

  • A service created with the aim of bringing people together in a safe way, with the highest healthcare protocols and the latest audiovisual technology from BMOTION.
  • In Spain, it is available in six hotels (Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Santiago, Seville and Bilbao) although it is possible to organize it in any city with NH presence.

We have joined forces with NH Hotel Group to introduce an innovative network of fixed installation sets, with the aim of bringing people together in a safe environment..

The sets, part of the Hybrid Meetings by NH proposal, are equipped with the latest BMOTION technology and operated by our expert digital event production team. In addition, they are connected to each other so that virtual and hybrid events can be held both from a single venue and by connecting several of them, so that you can hold professional, more secure and more efficient meetings in terms of costs and logistics.

A solution for you to enjoy the benefits of a 100% face-to-face event, with all the added advantages of a virtual event, and multiple functionalities to make your hybrid events even more interactive.

Through a point-to-point connection, broadcast quality and in real time, these sets allow broadcasting single or simultaneous meetings from multiple cities, offering the possibility of attending both in person from NH hotels that have this service and remotely from home. We also have a set of technological solutions to broadcast virtual events, integrating speakers into immersive 3D fully customized environments, virtual plane changes, dynamically live backgrounds, or even virtual travel from one venue to another.

In addition to the services and technology associated with the sets, the system includes other hotel services such as all-day coffee and tea, a mid-morning and afternoon snack, working lunch, among others, or also the possibility of sending the snack boxes to external meeting attendees.

Available in major Spanish cities

In Spain, the new initiative is available at NH Collection Madrid Colón, NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderón, NH Málaga, NH Collection Santiago de Compostela, NH Collection Sevilla and NH Collection Villa de Bilbao. although it is possible to organize it in any city with NH presence.

Safety, the most important aspect

Together, we are now going to help you make better virtual and hybrid events with BMOTION’s high quality and safety standards and the strict Feel Safe at NH.

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group is a consolidated multinational operator and one of the leading urban hotel companies in Europe and America, operating more than 360 hotels. Since 2019, the Company has been working together with Minor Hotels on the integration of its hotels brands under the same corporate umbrella with presence in more than 50 countries around the world. This brings together a portfolio of more than 500 hotels under eight brands: NH Hotels, NH Collection, nhow, Tivoli, Anantara, Avani, Elewana and Oaks, complementing a broad and diverse spectrum of hotel offerings connected to the needs and desires of today’s global travelers.

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Events and natural selection

It seems like yesterday that we were all racing through our frenetic day-to-day lives full of events and meetings, with no time to manage even our own agendas. In just a few weeks, COVID-19 has made us full stop and hit a wall made of interrupted plans and cancelled events.

The growth of the MICE industry has come to an abrupt stop in this war where the common enemy is an invisible virus, a bug that has changed all the game rules. We have stopped thinking about audiovisual technology, logistics and event ROI, to worry about our most primary needs, such as health, security and the future.

In this situation where nothing seems real, we feel strange, vulnerable and isolated; but now more than ever, and like the little mice in the book Who Moved My Cheese, we have to choose between complaining, or wearing our running shoes to look for solutions to the enormous changes and challenges we will have to face in the mid term.

Among this uncertainty, the only thing that seems clear is that we will stand up for ourselves together. Now is the right time to develop associative projects and to keep in mind that it is do or die. Being involved in associations, reflecting together and creating community is key to reaching solutions to common needs.

This is the perfect time for communication and meetings, even if they have to be virtual. Let’s take advantage of this golden opportunity to be prepared at the starting line, fast and agile when we can organize face-to-face events again.

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Time for virtual events

In these difficult times full of bad news, the Coronavirus crisis is forcing us to initiate a mandatory change towards an urgent digital transformation, to design strategies, digital infrastructures and implement them promptly in order to better fight against the expansion and new waves of COVID-19.

This pandemic has shaken up everything we had previously thought, but it has also made connectivity even more essential, because communication, access to information and online services, and the exchange of ideas with other people, businesses and organizations is one of the most important and necessary resources before a biological disaster like this one, which has forced the entire planet to isolation and paralyzation.

We are all challenged to accelerate our processes to virtual communication, to improve technology in order to enhance and facilitate communication through the Internet, and to discover that, in these times when we most need our colleagues contact, friends and clients, virtual events can be as interesting and interesting as face-to-face events are in ordinary circumstances

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Attendance and participation levels at virtual events have increased 30 times over with the lockdown, causing all companies to consider this communication alternative as the only possible option during the state of alarm and the weeks that follow.

Innovative facial recognition applications are being developed around the world, tools that facilitate the data reporting such as body temperature, developments and technologies that will later be applied to many other fields, and will definitely drive the evolution and direction of attendee information in our beloved event industry.

Driven by necessity, we will use the cloud, big data and artificial intelligence applications to prevent new waves of the virus; the good part is when everything improves and we are closer to normality, we can use those same improved technologies to measure, and target information to the attendees of our face to face events, who will have a much more guaranteed ROI by being able to segment the information we offer according to their preferences, culture, geographic location and interests.