The onset of the pandemic has given this industry a rare luxury; time. Time to think, time to talk - Eman Pulis founder of SiGMA group writes in the Autumn/ Winter 2020 issue of Block magazine
We haven’t wasted a moment of this valuable resource, choosing to funnel our energy and resources into a series of high-end digital and virtual conferences, revamping our websites, and investing in our media.
Like most other businesses out there our events have undoubtedly been shaped by the current pandemic. Travel restrictions meant that we had to make the tough decision to postpone our 2020 summits planned for Malta and Manila.
Despite this, we’ve still got the future in our sights. This year we launched a new initiative: AIBC Americas - setting 2021 up to be an incredible year for a global adventure. We’re also launching AIBC Africa in 2022, with South Africa confirmed as our first port of call.
2020 still holds a lot of promise. We explored Asia and the Americas in our inaugural online conferences, with a series of interactive debates giving voice to experience. Our LatAm focussed-event was held, for the first time, in multiple languages.
Our growing international portfolio is reflected in the changing face of our website, with content available in 10 languages. This more multicultural outlook reflects our understanding of the dynamics of a fast-changing marketplace and the value of a broader outlook.
Towards the end of the year SiGMA is stepping up its game with a virtual, interactive summit geared towards the European market. We’re leveraging cutting-edge technology to bring our delegates and sponsors as close as possible to the real deal.
Until then, stay safe.
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