There’s no denying virtual meetings have their advantages. You can circumvent travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, save money and create a smaller carbon footprint – all while sitting in your pajamas. And while they will likely remain a big part of how we do business moving forward, what’s become abundantly clear over the past year is that they aren’t a perfect substitute for face-to-face interactions.
As countries make progress with their vaccination campaigns and governments look at gradually easing restrictions, we’re seeing a lot of pent-up demand for in-person gatherings. In some places like Australia and Singapore, face-to-face meetings and events have already restarted, albeit with various safety measures still in place.