Markets Media: Event Predictions for 2022
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When it comes to corporate events, Wall Street Horizon is tracking how investor events and conferences are shaping up for 2022 and looking for signs of a return to normal for professional affairs. There are several events that public companies are required to hold each year, some have traditionally been virtual, even before the pandemic (earnings calls), some have been in flux since 2020 (47% of shareholder meetings were virtual in 2021), and many others were just plain cancelled to avoid the risk.
The good news: we’re seeing the volume of investor conferences and events return to pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Moreso, we’re seeing an even greater turnout for presenters and attendees. The caveat: we know this could all change at a moment’s notice, whether it be with the spread of Omicron or the next variant to emerge. Just this past Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase announced their big annual healthcare conference held in mid-January would go virtual, after initial plans to be in-person in San Francisco.