A Conversation about Microelectronics Events of the Future
In a global industry that relies heavily on collaboration, COVID 19 created a big pause and pivot in one of the key business development tools of the microelectronics industry: technology conferences and trade shows. In this podcast, we’re talking to several industry event organizers to get their take on the past year of what worked, what didn’t, and thoughts about the future of industry events as we transition back to in-person meetings.
Rich Rice, head of marketing for North America at ASE, represented IMAPS as he completes his year as society president. He talked about the challenge of providing the type of content expected by its members in a new and interesting way. Dave Anderson, President of the Americas for SEMI, offers some insight on the advantages of virtual events with regard to tracking and metrics, and how SEMI has worked to improve the experience for its members throughout the pandemic.
We talk about how everyone is craving a return to face-to-face activities, how that may roll out with local events first, hopefully, followed by international events, and how to implement a hybrid model going forward. We also talk about how the combination of COVID and an increased concern for a sustainable future is impacting how our industry conducts business, and what that may mean for business travel going forward.
Find more information on IMAPS global events at IMAPS.org
Find more information on SEMI global events at SEMI.org
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