Thanks to the pandemic, quarantine, and remote working, 2020 was a year like no other, but at Shocklogic, we didn’t let these circumstances stop us. Instead, we recognised an opportunity to grow as a company, and the good news is: we truly did! We’d like to share a few of our proudest 2020 accomplishments.
We received top honours for our hard work!
Shocklogic won Gold for ‘Favourite Event Technology Supplier – The People’s Choice Award’ at the 2020 Event Technology Awards. We’ve participated in these awards since 2015 and had previously been awarded the silver and bronze prizes in the same category. This year, however, we nabbed the big one!
In addition, our CEO and Founder John Martinez was selected by Eventex as one of The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry 2020 and by Eventex Connect as one of The Top 50 Virtual Meetings & Events Innovators. These are both important honours that recognise people who have left their mark on the event industry with their creativity and vision.
We fully embraced the ‘shift to virtual’!
As virtual events quickly became the rule rather than the exception in 2020, we pivoted our focus, rapidly refining our offering of Online Experiences to allow attendees to access events from the safety of home. Our Standard XP, Enhanced XP, and Advanced XP modules can be fully adapted to any needs and budgets.
We also continue supporting event organisers in simplifying their work with our powerful tech solutions for events, meetings, and members.
We made it through the pandemic, and we’re going strong!
With such an international team, we’re no strangers to remote work, so we took the enforced office abandonment in stride. Despite the global lockdowns, our team performed more than 29 times in 2020 in both live and virtual events, including International Confex, EventWell Talks, PA Life Live, The Meeting Show, Event Tech Live, Global Tourism Forum, and many more.
Our CEO John Martinez also conducted an interview via Youtube live with Elie Dagher, certified coach and founder of ‘Lead from Within’. The interview focused on three pillars: emotional intelligence, team dynamics, and optimal engagement. You can read more about it here.
We grew as a family!
The Shocklogic family grew both internally and externally in 2020. Our virtual community on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter expanded enormously in the last year, with hundreds of exciting new supporters and connections, and we hired more than 10 new team members from different parts of the world, including Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, the United States, and Spain.
At Shocklogic, our team is our greatest source of pride, and you can see first hand the ways in which we support each other on our YouTube Channel. Over the course of the last year, we’ve published more than 30 videos sharing our breathing exercises, stretching exercises, and explanations of our Shocklogic company values.
All of these achievements were shaped by the realities of a difficult year, but we made it through with flying colours (if we do say so ourselves). However, it wouldn’t have been possible without the support and trust of our clients, colleagues, and team. To everyone who’s been part of our 2020 journey: thank you from the bottom of our heart.
Oh, and one last thing: Get ready 2021, we are coming for you!
Written by Samuel Peña, Marketing Associate