When’s the next time you are planning to attend a concert, trade show or conference? For most of us, it is kind of an unrealistic thought at least until the end of next year. While the shock of this pandemic moved many of us into working from home and online meetings, those annual industry events that we’d all attend were completely forgotten, with many being cancelled or postponed the industry was left under a sinking ship.
But as they say “What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger”. Similar has been the story with the virtual event industry. Not only is the virtual event sector experiencing a huge boom at this time of the year but also has given huge support to the other industries to carry out their smooth functioning. Live virtual events have become a perfect example of how technology helps make your life easy. Sitting at a remote location and being a part of a live event happening around the globe in just a click is a technological masterpiece. Webinars, product launches, virtual exhibitions, AGM’s, Social events allow you to invite you to a wider audience with no geographical barrier and better ROI through easy planning and minimum efforts on event structure.
In the past few years, many new players have entered into this stream, giving a huge boost to the competition and providing a wider range of options to choose from to the customers.
With companies enrolling a new and unique feature in their product every second day, giving new heights to the already cut-throat competition, choosing a right platform that fits your requirement becomes a substance of prime importance. Customers need a crystal-clear image of what exactly is the difference between the two companies they want to choose from and which company suits their requirement the best.
Today I am going to throw light at the comparison between two of the fastest growing companies that have been a host to many of the flawless virtual events of the recent times. Belive and Hopin.
A first of its kind all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. With BeLIVE viewers can watch any live event whether it is a sporting event, a live music concert, stand-up comedies, or a launch event on their mobile phone and other devices. A unique platform closed group video streaming for example Broadcasting a corporate meeting internationally or streaming a wedding function of our loved ones with relatives spread across the world.
MultiTV’s BeLIVE brings the widest reach with its integration with all video conferencing (Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams), Social Media platforms (YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram), mobile operators, DTH, cable, and broadcasters.
- Incremental reach
- Best in class TV broadcast quality
- Real-time tracking and analytics
- State of the art hardware and software
- Reduced operational cost
- High quality at low bandwidth
- Live interaction among the audience and the speakers
- Pre-event services like event registrations, promotions, etc
- Easy to use
- Multi-speaker sessions for larger events.
- Live fan engagement through live polls audience shout-outs and Q&A sessions
- Easy to record the event videos for later use
Hopin is a similar all-in-one live virtual events platform. With Hopin, you can host small to large scale events like training events, webinars, trade fairs and recruitment drives, with ease. Similar to Airmeet, Hopin is built to create a similar experience like a physical event and scale to thousands of attendees. With Hopin, organisers can host Public, private or even hidden events.
You can use an external registration system and hybridize your events via Hopin
- Host events of any type or size
- Sell event tickets
- Engage your attendees
- Analyze data from your event
- Join hands-on sessions
- Visit expo booths
- Meet 1-on-1
Basic criteria that needs to be kept in mind while deciding the best suitable platform for your virtual event needs
- nature of the event
- scalability of the event
- cost factors
- viewers engagement
Here is a brief comparison chart that allows detailed comparison between BeLIVE and Hopin
|Visibility||Ability to host public/private events||Yes||Yes|
|Monetization||Ability to sell tickets||Yes||Yes|
|Event branding||Event branding options||Yes||Yes|
|Custom themes||Creating themes of the event||Yes||No|
|White labelling||Hosting platform on custom domain||Yes||No|
|Networking zone||Audience can interact with each other using chat or video call||Yes||Yes|
|Recording||Auto recording of sessions||Yes||Yes|
|Gamification||Includes engagements in the platform such as photo booth/games||Yes||No|
|Pre-Moderated Q&A||Pre-Moderated Q&A||Yes||No|
|Tweet Wall||Tweet Wall||Yes||No|
|Exhibitor analytics||Live analytics for the exhibitor to monitor his booth||Yes||No|
|3D Event support||3D Event support||Yes||No|
|Speaker Limit||Number of maximum speakers at any time||20||5|