Detailed Airmeet Review 2022: Features, Pros & Cons, and Alternatives

Table of Contents

In this Airmeet review, I will put the new kid on the block to the test.

During my marketing career, I’ve worked with a lot of virtual event platforms - both as an event organizer and as an event attendee.

During this Airmeet review, I will cover pricing, key features, the pros and cons of Airmeet, and how Airmeet stacks up against the competition.

Summary

Airmeet is a fast-growing cloud-based virtual event platform that offers a wide range of quality features. The most promising features of Airmeet are the networking and exhibitor features.

Event organizers will find that they have a lot of control over branding their virtual event. You can customize things such as the session stage and lounge areas.

The biggest benefit of Airmeet is the ease of setting up large virtual conferences, up to 100k attendees. On the contrary, one of the largest drawbacks is that some networking features don't work on Safari.

We were impressed by the fact that it only took us 37 minutes to configure a small event. Overall, Airmeet is an excellent virtual event platform for people who are looking to host large conferences.

Pricing

Find out if the pricing model of Airmeet is right for you. Below, you will find the major pricing tiers of the product.
Tier Price Benefits
Free 0

You can create a trial event up to 10 registrations.

Premium Price on request

Virtual conferences up to 100k attendees.

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Pros and Cons

Below, you will find an overview of the major benefits of Airmeet. We will also cover some of the disadvantages of Airmeet.
Pros
Cons
The ease of use for event organizers as well as event attendees
You can host large virtual conferences ,and also smaller workshops and webinars on Airmeet.
Exceptional sponsorship capabilities such as exhibitor booths with networking tables and sponsorship tiers
The speed networking feature will drive a lot of value to your audience.
Great audience engagement features
Great support team
Some of the networking features don’t work on the Safari browser.
Event reporting has to be improved. For example, I’d like to see data on the duration of session attendance.
The audience can’t view the full profile of other attendees.
People can't submit files in the chat of networking tables.
There is no multilingual support for sessions. For example, you can’t upload subtitle files which would help with accessibility.

Screenshots

Get a clear impression of Airmeet by taking a look at some screenshots of the product.

Features

We deep-dived into Airmeet and conducted a thorough analysis of the product. We checked the availability of features and graded them according to our model.

Below, you will find the definition of our scores:

  • 0% - 10%: The feature is of dysfunctional quality and its capabilities are almost unmanageable.
  • 41% - 50%: The feature is of below-average quality and its capabilities are below-average.
  • 51% - 60%: The feature is of average quality and its capabilities are average.
  • 91% - 100%: The feature is of industry-leading quality and its capabilities are near-perfect.

Registration

Feature Rating Comments
Event creation
Quality and ease of creating virtual events.
90%
User registration process
User experience of registering for a virtual event.
87%
Payment processing
Quality and ease of use of processing payments for tickets.
84%
Mobile check-in
Capabilities to check in attendees via mobile devices.
80%
On-site tickets and registration
Capabilities to sell tickets on-site for hybrid events.
84%
User roles
Capabilities to assign users roles such as VIPs, speakers, and sponsors.
85%

Marketing and Communications

Feature Rating Comments
Event website creation
Quality of the event website builder.
88%
Email automation
Capabilities to configure email automation such as registration confirmation emails.
84%
Email customization
Capabilities to customize email templates.
74%
Contact list management
Capabilities to manage and organize contact lists.
83%
Social media promotion
Event promotion capabilities through social media integrations.
79%
Lead generation and retrieval
Tools to capture the leads generated in a virtual event.
82%

Attendee Engagement

Feature Rating Comments
Event agendas and schedules
Capabilities for attendees to customize their agenda.
92%
Floor plans / maps
Capabilities for attendees to explore the virtual event floor map.
89%
Social media integrations
Tools for the audience to post to social media during the event.
82%
Attendee networking
Quality of features available for attendee networking.
98%
Attendee surveys
Quality of the capabilities to gather feedback from attendees.
95%

Speaker tools

Feature Rating Comments
Dry-runs
Capabilities for speakers to dry-run speaking sessions.
90%
Backstage Area
Backstage capabilities for speakers to prepare for the speaking session before going live.
89%
Audience engagement
Capabilities for speakers to interact with the audience through polling, Q&A tools and chat.
89%

Host Tools

Feature Rating Comments
Branding
Capabilities for hosts to customize the event and include their branding.
90%
Role-based Access
Capabilities for hosts to gate access for internal team members.
84%
Recording
Quality of recording capabilities.
92%
Multi-language
Capability to configure the event in multiple languages.
91%

Airmeet is available in: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Mongolian, Japanese, Norwegian, Chinese, Turkish, Polish

Closed Captions
Ability to add closed captions to speaking sessions in multiple languages.
90%

Integrations

Feature Rating Comments
Social Media Integrations
Breath and ease of integration with social media tools.
81%
Software Integrations
Breath and ease of integration with other tools.
87%
CRM integrations
Breath and ease of integration with CRM tools.
85%
Marketing Automation Integrations
Breath and ease of integration with marketing automation tools.
90%
APIs
Quality and ease of use of APIs.
90%

Virtual Experience

Feature Rating Comments
Virtual Lobby
Quality of the virtual lobby where users can view session, access content and chat with other people.
93%
Built-In Webcasting
Capabilities for native webcasting.
89%
Webcasting Integrations
Breath of integrations with third-party webcasting tools.
88%
Cross-Device Functionality
Quality of the capabilities to attend the event on various devices.
79%

Audience Engagement

Feature Rating Comments
Online Event Agenda
Quality and ease of use to configure your own agenda.
89%
Interactive Content
Breath of capabilities for hosts to provide interactive content for the audience.
90%
1:1 Networking
Quality and ease of use of 1:1 networking features.
90%
Attendee Live Chat
Capabilities for attendees to network with each other through chat.
86%
Polls and Surveys
Capabilities for attendees to interact with sessions through polls and surveys.
88%
Exhibitors/Sponsorships
Quality and ease of use for sponsors to set up virtual booths.
90%

Event Networking

Feature Rating Comments
Meeting Scheduling
Quality of meeting scheduling tools for people to meet with each other in the platform.
90%
Virtual Networking
Quality of the networking features offered by the platform.
92%
Communication Tools
Breath and quality of communication tools offered to the audience for networking.
92%
Attendee Profiles
Capabilities for attendees to customize their profile and browse profiles of other attendees.
87%
AI-Powered Matchmaking
Quality of the AI-Powered matchmaking features.
83%

Reporting

Feature Rating Comments
Event Analytics
Quality of basic event analytics such as session views, downloads, attendance duration, etc.
90%
Advanced Reporting
Advanced reports to track engagement, feedback, and goals.
85%
Custom reports and dashboards
Ability for event organizers to create custom reports and dashboards.
80%
Meeting Reports
Reports based on the meetings that took place through networking features.
89%
Virtual booth reporting
Quality of reports for virtual booth attendance that can be shared with sponsors.
90%

Alternatives

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Comparisons

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FAQ

What is Airmeet?

Airmeet is a fast-growing cloud/web-based virtual event platform founded in 2019. Airmeet has got noteworthy investors supporting them, such as Sequoia and Redpoint. Airmeet has more than 2400 customers worldwide.

What is Airmeet used for?

Companies, community managers, and event organizers use Airmeet for hosting virtual and hybrid conferences, workshops, expos, and other virtual events.

Event organizers have great control over branding on the Airmeet platform. You can customize things such as the session stage, the lounge areas, the event reception, and the exhibitor’s virtual booths.

How many people can attend virtual events on Airmeet?

Airmeet currently supports up to 100k attendees for your virtual events. This makes Airmeet a valid consideration for companies of all sizes, from SMBs to enterprise organizations.

Only a few events need to accept more than 100k attendees to their events, making Airmeet perfect for any and every kind of event.

Who should use Airmeet for virtual events?

Airmeet is best for event organizers looking for a virtual event platform that is easy to use. In addition, a platform that supports extensive sponsorship features and is heavily focused on social interactions and networking.

Airmeet offers great networking features such as the ability to join networking tables and matchmaking features that connect people one-to-one based on their interests.

Does Airmeet have a free version?

Airmeet does have a free version that allows you to host virtual events up to 100 registrations per event.

 

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Is Airmeet worth it?

If you are hosting virtual events of more than 20 attendees 2-3 times per month, Airmeet is worth it. The starting price is $99 and it’s really easy to get a positive return on your investment. The value that Airmeet offers compared to video conferencing tools is exceptional and in my opinion, worth the investment.

However, this is subjective and ultimately you will be the judge of this question.

Can I sell tickets for my Airmeet event?

Yes, you can sell tickets for your Airmeet events through an integration with Stripe. Stripe will currently charge you 2.9% +$0.30 per successful card charge.

How long does it take to set up a virtual conference on Airmeet?

From our testing, It takes approximately 37 minutes to set up a basic virtual conference on Airmeet.

If you require integrations with marketing automation systems or live streaming services, then it will take slightly longer.

See the breakdown below to find out how long it took to set up aspects of the virtual conference. During my testing, I’ve considered the configurations required to set up a basic event. For example, if you need more virtual sponsorship booths, the setup time will increase.

 

Configuration step Duration
Supplying basic event data such as the title and description 0.5 minute
Adjusting Event Entry & Participants settings including the registration form 2.5 minutes
Configuring venue settings (assuming the graphics have been designed already) 3 minutes
Adding 5 sessions 8 minutes
Adding 5 speakers 5 minutes
Configuring 3 sponsorship booths (assuming graphics and resources are ready) 14 minutes
Adding 3 sponsors and sponsorship tiers 3 minutes
Adding a backdrop for stages (assuming design files are ready) 0.5 minute
Adding pre-recorded videos 0.5 minute
Total 37 minutes
Can I add custom fields to my Airmeet registration forms?

Yes, you can add custom fields to your Airmeet registration forms.

The basic fields on any Airmeet registration form are:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Country
  • Phone number
  • Designation

You can decide if you want these fields to be mandatory or optional.

When adding new forms, you have the option to the following field types:

  • Short text (up to 70 characters)
  • Long text (up to 300 characters)
  • Single select answer
  • Multi-select answer
  • Consent

You can add as many fields as you want but I recommend keeping the sign-up form short as adding fields lowers the conversion metrics.

Can I host live and pre-recorded sessions on Airmeet?

You can host live and pre-recorded sessions on Airmeet. Most keynote sessions on virtual events are pre-recorded. This helps to ensure quality assurance.

What can you customize and brand on Airmeet?

You can customize the stage backdrops, event logo, event reception, sponsorship booths, event backdrop, and networking tables. This will ensure that you can style the virtual conference according to your branding guidelines.

What types of events can I host with Airmeet?

Most people will use Airmeet to host virtual conferences, but you can also host smaller workshops, webinars, and meetups.

Basically, Airmeet offers two event types:

  1. Meetups (webinars, meetups, workshops)
  2. Conferences

With virtual conferences, you can host multi-track events in parallel, you will get access to exhibitor booths, and you will get networking features.

Meetups are single-track events in which you can stream sessions but it also contains networking features such as joining networking tables and speed networking.

Does Airmeet integrate with marketing automation tools?

Airmeet integrates with most marketing automation tools due to their integration with Zapier, but you can also generate API access keys.

Airmeet does make it really easy to integrate with Hubspot. For this, you will need your Hubspot API key that you can enter on the Airmeet platform. Here you can find the step-by-step guide on how to integrate Airmeet with Hubspot.

Does Airmeet have an app?

Airmeet offers a mobile application for both Apple and Android devices.

The Airmeet app allows you to join the event and participate in networking activities. However, as an event organizer, I recommend using the website to set up your event.

What are the technical requirements to run an event with Airmeet?

For people to join an Airmeet event, they need to use at least Chrome 79+ or Firefox 76+, or Microsoft Edge.

I’ve had some troubling experiences with Safari as certain features weren’t working such as networking in the social lounge. As networking is key to the success of your virtual events, this is a bit worrisome.

Safari has a market share of 18% so it could be that some of your audience will experience trouble. However, if you communicate this beforehand, everything will be fine. The majority of people use Chrome.

Airmeet does offer an app but it’s best to join the events using a computer or laptop. An internet speed of 10 Mb/s is recommended.

Does Airmeet support the rehearsing of the events?

Yes, you can rehearse or “dry-run” events on Airmeet. On the platform, they call this preview mode.

Can I stream into Airmeet from other platforms?

You can also stream sessions from another platform such as YouTube. You can configure this when setting up sessions on your Airmeet event. When adding a new session, select “Use a streaming software”.

To which social platforms can I stream my Airmeet events?

You can stream your Airmeets into Facebook and YouTube natively. In addition, you can stream into LinkedIn and Twitter by adding your Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) details from Linkedin and Twitter on your Airmeet Dashboard.

Here is more information on how to find your RTMP from Linkedin and your RTMP from Twitter.

Can I create different tiers of tickets on Airmeet?

Yes, you can create various ticket tiers such as “Early bird” and “VIP” on Airmeet.

Can I restrict sessions by ticket tiers on Airmeet?

It is possible to restrict attendance to sessions by ticket tiers. For example, if you have exclusive sessions for your VIP audience, you can enable a setting so that only people with a VIP ticket can attend that session.

Can you add sponsorship tiers in Airmeet?

Yes, you can configure up to 6 sponsorship tiers on your Airmeet events.

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What do the different sponsorship tiers do?

At the moment, not so much. The different levels of sponsorships will be added to the landing page and the default event reception configuration.

The benefits that you offer in your virtual event sponsorship prospectus will have to be enforced manually.

Can exhibitors set virtual booths up themselves?

Exhibitors can configure their own booth after the event organizer has created the booth and added exhibitors to the booth by using their email addresses.

Once the event organizer has added exhibitors to the booth, they will receive an email with the request to set up their booth.

Exhibitors can add the following things to their booth:

  • Logo
  • Company descriptions
  • PDF resources
  • Videos and images
  • Social media links
  • Booth networking tables
What is the maximum number of sponsors I can add to Airmeet?

You can add up to 50 sponsors per sponsorship tier. Airmeet has a maximum of 6 sponsorship tiers. This means that you can add a maximum of 300 sponsors to your Airmeet events.

How does Airmeet differentiate from competitors?

From my testing and experience, the biggest difference between Airmeet and its competitors is the ease of use. The platform is extremely easy to use for both event organizers and event attendees.

The last thing you want is that your event attendees don’t know what to do. We’ve only received positive feedback from our event attendees on Airmeet. It’s a straightforward and intuitive platform that’s constantly adding new features.

How does Airmeet compare to Zoom?

Zoom is a popular tool for video conferencing, but people also use it for small virtual events. Airmeets is purpose-built for virtual events whereas Zoom is built for video conferencing.

Airmeets offer a much larger suite to engage your audience during virtual events and has extensive networking features. On Airmeet, users can decide what they want to do. On Zoom, the hosts decide what the users will do.

Airmeet offers a multi-track agenda in which users can select the content relevant to them. Zoom is not capable of doing this. Airmeets allows you to add virtual booths for your event sponsors, on Zoom you can’t do this.

I’m not saying Zoom is bad. I use Zoom daily and love it. It’s just that Zoom is built for a different purpose namely video conferencing.

How does Airmeet compare to Cvent?

Another major virtual event platform is Cvent. Cvent is a more mature player on the market and has more features geared towards hybrid events.

If you’re planning hybrid events, I’d suggest using Cvent as they have better processes when it comes to checking in in-person event attendees and merging the data with your virtual audience.

What are the key features of Airmeet?

The key features of Airmeet are: Speed networking, Networking tables, Streaming to social platforms, Integrations, sponsorship booths, and ticketing.

Does Airmeet allow captions on events?

Yes, with Airmeet you can configure closed captions for your sessions.

You can find the details on how to set this up here.

Conclusion

In conclusion, while being a relatively new player, Airmeet has a lot to offer. They understood the importance of networking at virtual events and implemented stellar features to facilitate networking.

Virtual events often rely on the revenue of sponsors. Airmeet has sufficient features for exhibitors to:

  1. Set up a great looking booth;
  2. Allow for networking with booth visitors;
  3. Self-manage the set-up of their booth.

Airmeet is an ideal virtual event platform for people who are looking to host larger virtual conferences.

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Ricky is the founder of Markletic. He is an expert in Marketing Technology with over 10 years of experience in testing and reviewing MarTech. Ricky's passion is to help companies with fine-tuning their MarTech stack to optimally impact revenue growth.

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