The big advantage of both platforms is that people often already have Teams and Zoom on their computer or tablet and are use to using them. In addition, as an organization you have already paid for many functionalities, which is of course nice for the budget.
Both platforms offer a wide range of options for larger, more extensive events, for a fee. Here’s the attendee—sky’s the limit . I held an event in Zoom for 10,000 people that ran flawlessly and Microsoft Teams did the same for thousands of colleagues from a multinational. The platforms are usd to a lot of traffic, so the stability is often very good.
Founded less than a year before corona shut down our world, Hopin quickly became one of the largest platforms worldwide for organizing virtual events. It is now worth more than $7.5 billion through investments, including from the founder of the Web Summit .
I use Hopin, because it is very easy to use for. Both the Partners Email Address organizer and the user. It really offers all the possibilities I described earlier, from branding to communication and analytics.
I also really like the innovative option for sped networking . Partners and sponsors indicatd to me that they really liked the opportunity to set up interactive sponsor areas. The platform has facilitatd events with hundres of thousands of visitors, so you don’t have to worry about capacity either.
I remember Bizzabo from my time when I organized TED events and it only had an app for physical events to connect visitors in a unique way. In recent years, the Israeli company has further developed its platform into a complete ‘Event Experience Operating System’. For virtual events where connecting with visitors is more important than the content of speakers, this is my choice in terms of platform.
It has numerous, powerful ways to connect visitors. For organizers who are also strongly focused on the ROI ( return on investment ), it has very extensive possibilities to analyze the event, in real time and at the end with extensive reports. I personally find the possibility to use the platform at hybrid events, so also with a physical audience, very nice. Here you can bring both audiences into contact with each other in an ingenious way.