Julius Solaris joins US$7.8bn event tech firm Hopin

Event industry expert Julius Solaris has been appointed vice-president of marketing strategy, events at event technology platform Hopin.

Solaris was previously head of engagement at Swapcard and founder and former editor in chief of EventMB.

Hopin says Solaris will be focused on supporting the growth of Hopin’s all-in-one event management platform and guiding core marketing strategies, including content and partnerships across Hopin’s event solutions.

“The event industry is going through a crucial transformation,” said Solaris.

“Technology is taking centre stage, deeply changing the way we plan and attend events. Hopin is the catalyst of such change and there is no company better positioned to help event professionals thrive through this delicate moment of opportunity.

“I am beyond excited to be a part of this incredible team.”

Founded by Australian expat Johnny Boufarhat, Hopin has recorded massive growth during the pandemic resulting in Boufarhat gaining billionaire status in just a few years with the company valued at US$7.8 billion.