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Grip offering to include virtual meeting rooms

by Olivia Powell

Grip, an award-winning event matchmaking software, has today announced that its software has been developed to allow event attendees to hold meetings via virtual meeting rooms.

This development comes in the wake of many events around the world being postponed or cancelled due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The technology provides video meetings in the browser, meaning no downloads or logins are required for guests.

Messe Berlin, Informa Markets and Encore Media are just a few of the first event organisers who will be offering the software to their attendees.

A hybrid version of the integration is currently underway for ITB Berlin, a travel trade show, which has been postponed due to Coronavirus. As some attendees have already travelled to Berlin for the event, Grip has adapted its app to allow people to meet in alternative locations around the city.

CEO of Grip, Tim Groot, said: “We are an industry that has to think on our feet – and I believe this innovative development is perfectly placed to empower the events industry to continue to conduct planned meetings.

“We know there is uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus, but bringing people together is the backbone of the events industry and we will aim to do this whether it’s face-to-face or in a virtual meeting room. Event professionals are always quick to adapt to the challenges facing the industry and we hope our technology and this integration will help organisers.”

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