Why you should still invest in in-person meetings in the wake of remote working

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Zoom and Teams have become staples for daily business interactions, and this even extends to events, conferences, and meetings. Although remote working has numerous pros, the benefits of face-to-face meetings and events are unbeatable. As screens consistently dominate our everyday working lives, we want to discuss why you should still invest in in-person conferences and events in 2024 to get the best results out of your day.

5 reasons why you should choose in-person conferences

Just because digital working has become the norm, doesn’t mean that we aren’t missing out on valuable aspects of in-person events, conferences and meetings. Here’s 5 reasons why you should consider ditching the screen:

Face-to-face meetings vs. virtual meetings

Every type of event has its pros and cons, so it’s all about choosing the right one for you. Here’s a quick hit list of the benefits and disadvantages of each, so you know what you should consider before you get to work planning.

In-person meeting

Advantages:

  • Better engagement leading to better work
  • Networking opportunities
  • Build trust and a reputation in the field
  • Greater team bonding and motivation
  • Better way to showcase your work

Disadvantages:

  • Needs more planning
  • Need to pay for venue

Virtual events

Advantages:

  • Greater reach
  • Flexibility
  • Lower cost

Disadvantages:

  • Lack of human interaction
  • Not as productive and insightful
  • No chance for your guests to connect
  • Technology issues
  • Security risks

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