Your Voice: A brilliant takeoff into the virtual world
With challenges come opportunities, milestones, and more.
The past year has been a year full of challenges, opportunities, milestones, and major achievements.
This time last year, our life and business as we knew it changed dramatically when COVID-19 struck the world. The pandemic has impacted how people live and has accelerated changes in people’s behavior. How we work, shop, entertain and communicate with others has been transformed. We are now very willing to adopt new digital tools and services.
With all the countless challenges that the pandemic brought upon the company, hosting physical events became one of the biggest challenges. Strict regulations to contain the spread of the coronavirus have affected the business event industry worldwide.
When the event business was on the edge of a cliff, management showed their agility and resilience to keep the business moving forward by developing and deploying technologies to keep guests connected and engaged.
I had the privilege to be part of the first virtual events organizing team. No obstacles could hinder the team’s enthusiasm and perseverance to maintain the company’s image and keep the trust of our stakeholders and business partners.
In less than a week, we worked with a team to transform a physical event to a virtual one for the President’s Excellence Award. It was a great experience, and there was a great spirit of collaboration with everyone involved in the event.
Although COVID-19 has not diminished the value of in-person events, our people’s health and safety is a key concern and all precautionary measures, including social distancing, masks and disinfecting need to be applied.
While the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the events industry, it has also accelerated the digitalization of events to maintain vital business connections.
Here I express my gratitude to the great lessons learned and experience acquired during this transformation. We are now more knowledgeable and resilient for any change.
As an employee in a global company, I am proud to see how we are committed toward success. I urge you to expand your knowledge and unleash your skills to lift up the hidden talents within you. I assure you that you will find all the resources and tools that will help you to adapt with the unprecedented changes, and show your abilities to excel. Just remember that change is inevitable and only you can harvest the beauty of change.
Your Voice reflects the thoughts and opinions of the writer, and not necessarily those of the publication.