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Production Management One Mar 31, 2019 1:17:55 PM 5 min read

2019 Event Trend: The Meeting is a Music Festival | Get Full Event Production from PM1

Video: the 2018 Forbes Under 30 event in Boston; This year's event comes to Detroit October 27-30.

We're always on the lookout for new trends in the meetings industry. We couldn't agree more with this article over on Social Tables highlighting #5 as "Meetings will become music festivals."

Here's a quote from the article:

"In 2019, we’ll move further on the spectrum toward full-blown festivalization. Essentially, the line between consumer festivals and corporate events will continue to blur, as elements of the former become a means of engagement for the latter."

Some supporting trends that we've already seen by our own clients:

  1. Full concert audio, video walls, projection screens & lighting at corporate events for A-level entertainment
  2. Immersive platforms where the audience becomes a participant
    Mobile stage with platforms rising above and around
  3. 360-degree seating; bringing back theatre in the round:Theatre in the round; all parts in stock from PM1
  4. Automotive events (in our Detroit location) with DJ Stages with sponsor vehicles flanking either side. We've done some impressive renderings and quotes recently for private, non-ticketed events.
    DJ Stage with Car Platforms

  5. Trade shows over pools. We'd love never to see the inside of Orlando or Vegas's convention centers again!
    Pool cover for trade show in Fort Lauderdale
  6. An increase in booking full-production for multi-city concert toursstaged at military bases for veterans.

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