We’ve got some amazing Virtual Event tricks up our sleeves, and here’s just one of them:
An easily accessible, formal or informal auditorium set-up for your guests to network amongst each other by walking around, browsing the exhibition, and then gathering in the same room together for the actual conference to start. All this through a PC (no special hardware required!)
Looking for something totally different? Why not hold your next event at the Vintage Motor Studio venue in Stellenbosch for a really memorable experience?
Many event venues have adapted to offer hybrid event facilities in response to the growing demand for a more versatile and adaptive event space.
Hybrid events combine the best of physical (in-person) and virtually events. Better yet, when these events are hosted in a venue equipped to cater for both the virtual and physical space it can provide a slick and interactive experience for all.
Part of what is missing in virtual events in comparison to physical events is often the ability to make the entire event venue “yours”. Virtual event platforms tend to be generic or unbranded which doesn’t necessarily work negatively against your event, but it is a missed opportunity to add a bit of sparkle to the experience.
Flock Eventing Platform, South Africa’s leading online events platform has, over the past ten months, received a significant increase in demand for virtual events. These requests have come from both local and global clients, due to the negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on live events.
This has created a number of exciting growth opportunities for Flock and has prompted a strategic move to establish a Flock office in Lisbon, Portugal.
Hybrid events are fast becoming the future of the event management industry. With COVID-19 nearly crippling the industry entirely, events companies have had to pivot 360 degrees in order to stay afloat. Online gatherings have now become common place and have resulted in major developments in virtual technology. However, with the reopening of the events industry, albeit still under social distancing restrictions, hybrid events are quickly becoming the go-to for event’s planners and have shown promising results in growing the industry to new heights.
The popularity of virtual events has been increasing in the past few months since global lockdowns and the traditional way of searching for venues to host events have changed.
Even when hosting virtual events, spending some time searching for venues is still required to ensure the event is professional and that it provides the look and feel that you as an event planner, are carefully crafting.
The Park, House of Events is a new meetings and events space that serves as a blank canvas environment, allowing you to exclusively own and bring your branded and bespoke event experiences to life. This is a beautiful open studio space where national and international clients can host exclusive events and accommodate their guests at the neighbouring Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel in Johannesburg.
The venue of the future isn’t some far-out location with lights on the wall that respond to emotions, or futuristic decorations that create a “year 3000” feel for event attendees – the venue of the future is one that allows attendees to attend no matter where they are in the world, to avoid the cost and emissions of travel, to protect their lowered immune systems or care for young children or family members. The venue of the future is one where interactivity and engagement in sessions and networking have been provided for, and where they can get a similar experience to those able to attend the event physically. The event of the future is none other than… wherever in the entire world your guests choose to attend your event from!
Events, both online and physical, have a lot of moving parts and can be a pain to organise and run smoothly. Think of event professionals as marionettists — pulling strings to make sure the event comes together as one. From building the event website, deciding which software to use, designing the event branding to sending out invitations, event planners have a million things to think about.
Events require impeccable planning, but they also need to be executed effectively, to ensure all information is accurately documented, and everyone involved leaves the event feeling satisfied. As an event planner, an event strategy is an essential part of executing an effective event.
Green screens are an affordable and accessible option that event organisers can use to catapult their event to the next level. With the latest technological advancements, green screens are no longer only reserved for big-budget films or high-end enterprises. Corporates and small-scale companies are able to use green screens to enhance their virtual spaces by utilising them for advertising purposes, multimedia presentations as well as video sharing.
Flock Eventing Platform has used green screens for many clients and as a result has seen major improvements in both event engagement as well as keeping attendees tuned in. Introducing an interactive and dynamic element as part of attendees’ experience helps keep them focused and engaged throughout the online gathering.
Winner of many awards including the recent Top Vendor’s “Best Coastal Wedding Venue” and Readers Choice “Best Function Venue”, this gorgeous hotel, Umthunzi hotel and conference, is situated on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, one of South Africa’s finest coastlines.
With its wealth of history, and as recently added members of the Event Greening Forum for their green venue options for business events, meetings and conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners and more, we’d like to showcase Constitution Hill as a venue to consider for your next event in Johannesburg.
With the capacity to accommodate 250 guests seated and 550 guests in a cocktail setting, Level three is designed to accommodate any type of function, from personal to corporate events and gala dinners to music festivals.
With an upstairs open deck that wraps around the venue building, you have a full view of the Johannesburg City and Sandton skylines. There is no better place to enjoy sundowners than the exclusive rooftop bar.
At the St George Hotel in Rietvlei, event planners can choose from 30 multifunctional conference venues, suitable for 60 all the way up to 3000 guests. They have the capacity for large events and the flexibility to accommodate your needs, whether you need space for a board meeting, large conference or an exhibition. Their experienced team is on hand to assist in shaping events from the planning stages right through to coordinating all requests on the day of the event.
This month’s venue is based both in Fourways, Johannesburg, and on the coast of South Africa in Hluhluwe. Both venues will give your guests a more African experience at your next conference. Whether you wish to treat business guests to an authentic, African experience, host a large conference or create a memorable event, the Zulu Nyala Lodges and Safari Tented Camp have the resources to accommodate almost any requirement.