With the onset of the lockdown alongside the rising number of cases of COVID 19 in the Philippines, several industries that typically operate on site have been obliged to adapt to the unfortunate circumstances. An example of the said adaptation can be seen in the people’s efforts to shift from the said on site work to various digital spaces.
Among the many industries that are currently learning the ropes of this trend, that of the events and logistics are no stranger.
In preparation for pre-pandemic affairs, event planners had checklists that include—but are not limited to:
☒ Survey the market
☒ Decide on a theme
☒ Create a program
☒ Set a budget
☒ Recruit suppliers
☒ Book a venue
Fortunately, this same checklist may still be used by event planners amidst the shift to the digital space. For example, there exists a multitude of applications that connect marketers with the market; the likes of Survey Monkey and Google Forms are a few. From there, the data gathered will be processed by a team, eventually helping them arrive at a consensus on their event’s theme. After which, a program, as guided by the organizers’ established budget, is crafted in the pursuit of the event’s goals. The good news is, events that are held online barely even need any suppliers!
Although seemingly smooth of a transition, the last box to tick on the list has somewhat become a problem for many. XPERTO, however, is only one of the groups that initiated a solution to such a problem.
XPERTO is a startup that aids its clients by providing them with the necessary services to host their events on the digital space. This includes taking charge of all the logistical concerns its clients may have, while they may in turn focus their attention on the meat of their presentation.
On a more value-adding note, XPERTO prides itself on unlocking the potential of the professional network as dynamic sources of relevant professional development and lifelong learning by developing online platforms that enable entirely new ways of serving professionals and creating value among them.
In the long run, it envisions a world where there are inclusive and equitable lifelong learning opportunities for all.