Airmeet Vs Zoom: Which Virtual Conferencing platform is better?

All About Event Tech
7 min readMay 24, 2021

It’s no surprise that Virtual Conferencing has taken over our lives as of late. Starting March 2020, almost half of the world has had some experience with attending, hosting, or planning a Virtual Conference.

Whether it’s that inter-team meeting to set the goals & KPIs straight for the coming months, or that board-of-directors meeting to discuss the state of the operations during remote working, Virtual Conferencing has been an integral part of our lives.

Considering the sheer number of people it has helped connect with each other & the kind of important, life-saving decisions that have been made via virtual meetings, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Virtual Conferencing might just have been the best thing to come out of the pandemic.

However, with the rise in the demand & popularity of Virtual Conferencing solutions, a lot of event agencies & companies have come forth with their own services in the virtual meeting domain.

Each of these, although serving the same purpose, are not meant for all event planners & organizers.

Some of their features might be relevant to some event planners’ requirements, while some other features might come in handy for some other event organizers.

To get out of this complicated arithmetic of deciding which Virtual Conferencing platforms are the best & which ones aren’t, most event planners take the easy route.

This essentially means hosting their virtual conference/remote meeting via some of the most popular virtual conferencing platforms in the world currently.

Two of these virtual conferencing platforms are Airmeet, & of course, the world-renowned Zoom.

While the latter is the choice for most high-wire companies & personal video meetings, event experts know it has a lot of shortcomings.

And Airmeet might not be as widely popular as Zoom is, but it is quickly emerging as the first choice of most result-oriented companies & event planners, owing to its ease of use, competent features, & affordable pricing.

However, we aren’t here to skew your perception towards or against one of these virtual conferencing companies. Rather, we are here to just give you a fair, unbiased review of both platforms.

Based on our honest review, you can decide which of these virtual conferencing solutions suit your event needs & requirements in the best possible way.


Airmeet is an all-in-one Virtual Conferencing platform made for NGOs, businesses, agencies, & media houses to conduct virtual conferences involving any number of participants.

Airmeet prides itself on being able to deliver engaging, interactive virtual experiences to clients & attendees, & in doing so have raked up a massive number of fans & admirers.

Services offered:

With Airmeet, you can set up virtual stages, booths, receptions, & lounges for your participants, all to give them a real-world experience of attending a physical conference.

With Airmeet, event organizers can:

  • Set up Virtual Events/Virtual Conferences in just under 5 minutes, that too with no third-party integrations,
  • Host multi-day, multi-track events, supporting upto 100k participants
  • Offer unmatched, highly engaging & interactive virtual experiences to your attendees that make them feel as if they’re a part of a real-life event

Organizers also have the option to:

  • Get your audience to emote, ask questions, chat, and most interestingly, raise a hand, and join the speakers on stage.
  • Ensure you deliver high-quality content at large events, essentially, curate recordings from speakers and play the video at the event flawlessly. Feature videos of sponsors in between sessions and monetize your event.
  • Get more viewers for your session by setting up live streaming from the Airmeet dashboard.

With Airmeet, your event attendees have the option to:

  • Connect with fellow attendees, hosts, and speakers in the networking lounge. Switch between tables in the ballroom freely and join relevant conversations.
  • Speed meetings automatically match participants with each other and cater to people that believe in short and powerful one-on-one conversations.
  • Share contacts, LinkedIn profiles, and portfolios over chat.
  • Do a screen-share session with people at the table — pitch, discuss ideas, or collaborate on an assignment over a mini-conference.

That’s not all. Event organizers can also use Airmeet for a variety of purposes. Some of these include:

  • Event branding: Feature brand logos and branded content at the reception. Use brand colors and themes in stage backdrops. Not just that, use your brand colors on the event interiors to ensure brand recall.
  • Booth Exhibition Area: Encourage exhibitors to put up stalls at your event to generate leads. The booth has striking features like a booth lounge for demos and discussions, company collaterals showcase like brochures, whitepapers, flyers, etc., and a CTA to receive interest from the visitors.
  • Ticketing: Set up and manage ticketing and the different tiers from a single dashboard — host ticketed events and monetize on the go.
  • Sponsorships: Bring in event & session sponsors aboard & offer them a spotlight in the reception area & across relevant stages & production.
  • High Conversion landing pages: A slick landing page for all your events — the page offers a seamless sign-up process with an inbuilt “add to calendar” plugin to block your registrants’ calendars.
  • Smooth Event Entry: Choose who can join your event and how seamlessly they can enter Air meets by defining event entry rules. Enable Single Sign-On for your organization through an Identity Provider of your choice.
  • Onboarding: Onboard your participants and speakers better with user education materials and reminder emails.

Airmeet Virtual Conferencing platform is also:

  • Highly Scalable, with the capability to support atleast 100k participants with low latency
  • Highly secure with GDPR compliant 256 bit encryption
  • Adept at high-quality streaming via Smooth RTMP streaming
  • A great platform for event branding features
  • Download-free
  • Designed with handy automations & third-party integrations

Noteworthy clients:

Airmeet’s clientele includes top-tier brands & companies like:

  • Future>Now
  • FIU
  • Zycus
  • Chargebee
  • Accel
  • Bradley University
  • University of Toronto
  • Conquest
  • Inblox

And a lot more.


Airmeet’s pricing plans are of 3 types.


  • 1 organizer
  • Singletrack events
  • Social Lounge
  • Speed Networking
  • Event Chat
  • Q&A
  • Polls
  • Zapier integrations
  • Email support

The Business Plan

  • 10 organizers
  • HD Recordings
  • Event Branding
  • Event analytics
  • Stage backdrops
  • Real-time speech to text transcription
  • Ticketing
  • Public APIs
  • Priority support
  • Costs $99 a month

The Enterprise Plan

  • 10 organizers
  • Multi-track personal session events
  • Advanced branding
  • Single sign-on
  • Sponsor showcase
  • Venue customization
  • Custom reception
  • Exhibitor booths
  • Hybrid ready
  • Dedicated account manager, & much more.
  • Pricing depends upon the customizations chosen


Zoom is an all-in-one virtual conferencing tool that gives you the power to provide immersive, real-world experiences to your attendees in the virtual realm.

Zoom is the first choice of virtual conferencing platforms for businesses, governments, & individuals to connect & share ideas with each other via video meetings.

Services offered:

With Zoom, you can host & set up:

  • Meetings, either business, inter-team, intra-team, or individual
  • Utilize its various marketplace integrations to incorporate in your virtual meetings
  • Set up adequately-feature filled, engaging, & interactive video webinars
  • Enterprise cloud phone system
  • All-in-One virtual events & conferences
  • Chat with your teams & streamline communications
  • Power up your conference calls & rooms with interactive video
  • Utilize & develop various APIs & SDKs to enhance your Zoom experience

Zoom helps its organizers set up, plan, & host virtual conferences across a variety of industries including Education, Finance, Medical, Healthcare, Automobile, Government, & a lot of other areas.

That’s not all. Zoom also gives its organizers the opportunity to:

  • Engage in interactive, virtual, one-on-one or group chats,
  • Host, plan, & create immersive, interactive virtual meetings
  • Set up & host cloud phone virtual meetings
  • Use Developer platform APIs & SDKs for a better, more wholesome virtual meeting experience
  • Experience Zoom for Home for more engaging, laid-back, & immersive virtual meetings
  • Create Virtual Meetings & experiences with ONZOOM
  • Create immersive, meaningful virtual experience & business setups with the help of Zoom Marketplace
  • Plan, set up, & host engaging, immersive, & life-like Webinars & experience real-time connections with Zoom Rooms

Noteworthy clients:

Zoom’s clientele includes top-tier brands & companies like:

  • 20th Century Fox
  • ABInBev
  • CapitalOne
  • Zendesk
  • Veeva
  • Splunk
  • Autodesk
  • Rakuten

And a lot more.

For meeting hosts & organizers:

Zoom meeting tools for desktop & mobile phones make every meeting fun & engaging. These tools let you:

  • Focus on your meeting by simply clicking record & leaving the note-taking to Zoom’s auto-generated, searchable transcripts
  • Share & play videos with full audio & video transmit without uploading any content
  • Feel meeting-ready with virtual backgrounds, touch-up features, & lighting controls

What’s more, Zoom is also about to launch Zoom Events, a suite of immersive, well-researched, & exciting technological offerings that make planning & hosting Virtual Events, a breeze for organizers!


Zoom has primarily 4 pricing options.

These include:

The Basic Plan

  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Group meetings for up to 40 minutes
  • Unlimited one-on-one Meetings
  • Is free

The Pro Plan

  • Host up to 100 participants
  • Increase participants up to 1,000 with Large Meetings add-on
  • Group meetings for up to 30 hours
  • Social Media Streaming
  • 1 GB Cloud Recording (per license)
  • Cost INR 13,200/- yearly

The Business Plan

  • Host up to 300 participants
  • Increase participants up to 1,000 with Large Meetings add-on
  • Single Sign-On
  • Recording Transcripts
  • Managed Domains
  • Company Branding
  • Optional add on: India Audio — Premium Toll & Call Out
  • All features included in Pro and more
  • INR 18,000 yearly

The Enterprise Plan

  • Host up to 500 Participants
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage
  • Dedicated Customer Success Manager
  • Recording Transcripts
  • Optional add on: India Audio — Premium Toll & Call Out
  • All features included in Business and more
  • INR 21,600 yearly

Now that you know the features of each of these Virtual Conferencing solutions in detail, you can choose the one most suitable for your own needs.

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