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Hopin – All-In-One Events Management Platform Recreating the In-Person Event Experience


Whether the goal is to boost employee engagement, seek out lucrative business partnerships, or demonstrate your latest innovations, events can play a central role in any business. That said, planning and hosting a successful event can take considerable time and effort, and there is a lot that can go wrong. That’s why you need a fully integrated event management platform in the form of a single-point solution for managing the entire event. A fully integrated event management software platform, that can handle events of all types, is essential for helping organizations move forward. The advantages of being able to streamline business workflows using a single unified platform are enormous. The power, convenience, and cost-effectiveness of having one license, one log-in, and one support team ensures you have all the tools you need to plan, host, and manage your event from start to finish.

Hopin is first all-in-one live online events platform that helps you create exciting events for your global audience. Hopin is built for events of all shapes and sizes—from small gatherings of a few dozen to massive conferences with hundreds of thousands of people. It doesn't matter how big or small. Every Hopin event has live video chat and ways to meet people. It is secure and flexible. Organizers can make their events private and password-protected, or hidden and invite-only. You can also sell tickets or make your event free, or a mix of both.

Hopin lets you to change the colors of the event interior to your branded colors so your brand will be recognized at a glance. Whether you’re hosting a live training workshop, bringing your company’s remote team together, or launching a full-scale digital conference, it’s easy to create an engaging Hopin event for hundreds of thousands of people. Hopin only started in 2019 with six employees, but has grown exponentially during the pandemic, as lockdowns meant the conference industry was effectively mothballed. It stepped in to offer an online alternative. Like Zoom, it was in the right technology space at the right time. The platform has hosted more than 80,000 events since 2020, working with organizations and companies like the United Nations, Nato, Slack and Unilever.

Why Hopin

Hopin's easy-to-use platform makes it simple for attendees to get where they need to go. It sparks meaningful conversations and networking among attendees – even after the event ends and enables ongoing discussion between attendees or with speakers through chat rooms, live discussions, and video calls. You can promote your event with beautiful, easy to build landing pages designed to drive registrations and ticket sales. Simplify ticket sales using Hopin's built-in ticketing platform or connect your Stripe account to create custom ticket types. Resend tickets, enable group purchases, create promo codes, issue refunds, manage waitlists, and change ticket information all from your dashboard. Earn more from sponsorships with custom packages and perks like high-traffic exhibitor booths, speaking sessions, branding, and more. Build personalized email campaigns to follow up with conference leads via integrations with Marketo, Salesforce, Hubspot, and more.

Industry-Leading Event Management Solutions Offered

Virtual venue: Welcome your attendees to your event with customized event schedules and custom tags for easy session and speaker discoverability. You can stream and screenshare presentations and videos for up to 100,000 viewers. Breakout your attendees into an unlimited number of concurrent live sessions with full moderator capabilities and multiple speakers. Make your event more interactive with polls, quizzes, Q&A’s, and more to drive audience engagement and satisfaction. Get unlimited one-to-one and group video networking sessions to foster connections. With the Hopin mobile app, your in-person and virtual attendees can connect and engage, regardless of location. Add supporting media like videos, PDFs, presentations, playlists, and more throughout your event.

Studio: Easily share live or pre-recorded videos of any length directly into your Hopin Event using StreamYard. Make the stream your own by adding logos, lower thirds, banners, overlays and more. Achieve stunning visual quality in HD with either 720p or 1080p resolution. Guest speakers click one link to join the backstage - no download, no registration. Choose from seven different layout options, and easily click & drag to reposition speakers.

Event marketing: Design your perfect landing page with modular blocks to showcase your agenda, speakers, sponsors, and content. Add, drag, and rearrange your event page blocks as needed. Save and publish edits live in minutes. Access professionally designed templates to elevate your brand. Pull speaker, sponsor, and agenda content into your landing page directly from your Hopin event dashboard. One can view overall real-time attendance as well as real-time attendance for specific areas of your event — like networking, booths, sessions and stages. Push all of this data to your CRM or Marketing Automation tools to create targeted marketing campaigns and peronalized follow up communications.

StreamYard: It is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests; brand your broadcast, and much more. You can stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Access Hopin's diverse partner ecosystem to support your in-person event - from planning to production, and everything in between. Produce professional, reliable streams easily leveraging StreamYard's innovative broadcast studio. Hopin's flexible platform makes it simple for event organizers to build an experience that supports their event's unique needs. Customize every aspect of your event on Hopin to reflect your brand colors, logo, unique backgrounds, and more. Get valuable insights on your event performance with downloadable metrics across attendance, engagement, ticket sales, and comments.

The Visionary Leader Upfront

Johnny Boufarhat is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hopin. He received his early education from the Dubai American Academy. For further studies, he went to the United Kingdom and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Manchester.

“At Hopin, our mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible way for people to host and attend events by building the best online events platform in the world.”

“Hopin events bring the world together without harming it, since online events are sustainable, carbon-neutral, and 100 percent online, so everybody can join.”