Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management (SIDTM) is one of the leading business schools in India. Its annual flagship event, Communiqué, is a two-day international telecom seminar known for hosting esteemed industry practitioners and enlightening panel discussions. Communiqué is the most anticipated event of the year for SIDTM students since it is an opportunity to interact with the country's leading professionals and gain insights on the latest industry trends.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of all educational institutions in India, derailing SIDTM’s plans to hold the 25th in-person edition of Communiqué. This left the organizing team with very little time to make a big decision: cancel or take the event virtual for the first time ever? They decided to go virtual and considered several event platforms, ultimately selecting Hubilo for its quick onboarding process, user-friendliness, audience engagement features, and seamless session streaming capabilities.
With support from Hubilo’s dedicated customer success team, the entire event was set up by the Communiqué20 organizing committee in less than five days. The event featured presentations and discussions by prestigious guests from companies like IBM, KPMG, Accenture, and McKinsey & Company. Using Hubilo, organizers easily scheduled several informative sessions and panel discussions. In addition, speaker-attendee networking lounges and multiple virtual contests made the event highly interactive.