With the events industry in a state of transition from virtual back to in-person, there are a lot of questions around what is required to make this leap back to in-person.

Virtual event technology is here to stay, and the events industry is looking forward to bringing back in-person events. The dilemma that a lot of organizations face is the transition to Hybrid – what is involved and what the benefits are.

Our panel features experienced event professionals who have years of experience in both virtual and in-person events. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge on what works in a virtual, hybrid or in-person world. 


David Adler

Chairman and Founder of BizBash

is a veteran media, marketing, and event industry entrepreneur. He believes that event organizers of all types need to be “high performance collaboration artists,” and he founded BizBash in 2000 to further that cause. Since then, the company has grown to be the largest B-to-B media company for the event industry with over 2.5 million user sessions annually.

Trevor Gardiner

CEO of Centium Software (EventsAIR

has been at the forefront of event technology since 1987 and has navigated through challenging times such as the global financial crisis, 911, SARS to name a few and is able to talk through how event technology has evolved to meet the changing market but more importantly how event technology ensures the industry remains connected to its customers.

Phil Hargis

Senior Director of The Webster Group

Has run a range of events over his extensive 25 year experience. Phil is no stranger to running high profile and complex events both virtual and in person covering not only the technical side but logistics as well.

Victoria Moser

Managing Director of Girls in Tech (Miami)

Brings real life experience to running of virtual and in-person events. Victoria is an advocate for driving diversity in the technology arena, volunteering as Managing Director of Girls in Tech (GiT), a non-profit focused on eliminating the gender gap in tech by providing education and training to a global community.

Kirsty Forbes

Board Director of Meetings and Events Australia

A full time event planner at heart on the board of the Australian event industry’s largest professional organisation. Kirsty brings a wealth of knowledge in how to manage and coordinate what makes a successful event.

These speakers bring a well-rounded perspective of different aspects on how events are successfully run in a range of environments and styles and will bring the audience some great insights