Virtual events are growing in popularity and now that event managers, planners and corporates have seen the benefits of virtual events they are here to stay.
A virtual event is an online space that mimics the environment of a physical event but is accessible to anyone with an invitation and an internet connection.
Being able to attend an entire event virtually felt very futuristic until a few months ago when tech improved dramatically and new health situations encouraged us to change our view on traditional events. So, we have great news (and a solid solution for event planners that still need their events), with some attendees hesitant to travel or unable to be (physically) in one place all together.
There are a number of aspects that go into hosting a successful event. From planning, execution, to post-event feedback management, there is a lot to get done. One of the most vital elements you need to manage is the event registrations process.
It is crucial to know who will be attending your event and to have their contact details on hand should you need to communicate any changes or additional information.
At Flock, we believe that using technology is a great way of ensuring success. There are many benefits to using an electronic event registration solution instead of managing RSVPs manually, the obvious benefits being it saves you time and money. It is a lot less admin intensive as the system does the heavy lifting and you’re left with a streamlined list of attendees and their details.
As you may know by now, we are well into providing Virtual Events – through Mobile Event Apps to Event Websites (which we’ve been doing for years!) – but now everything can be even more neatly packaged for an Online Event experience that your attendees will love.
We’ve done a few upgrades to our system to better cater for a better online experience, as follows:
Flock Eventing Platform was thrilled to assist the Gauteng SMME Summit host their annual event virtually for the first time.
The annual summit is hosted by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development.
The SMME Summit, held over two days in February this year, aims to help create access to information, financial assistance and access to markets for township-based businesses in the province.
- Create your app on the Flock Platform
- Market your event and app download on your event day(s)
- Live stream your event & various breakaways for guests through the app
- Provide all documents and downloads for guests to access
- Encourage guest engagement & connecting with push notifications
- Get feedback and analytics
Let us help to make your event digital in the simplest way, chat with one of our team or get a quote now to keep reaching your event goals.
One of our current favourite trends being mentioned in the industry is Live Streaming Events, and we have a couple of reasons why we love it. Live Streaming is about being able to record one (or multiple) sessions at events, and having those streamed live to an online platform that is integrated with a channel where attendees can access this live stream.
One of our most exciting projects at the moment is the Think Big Series by PSG where thought leaders from around South Africa in various industries such as sports, aviation, the tobacco industry, education, and others have come together to discuss some of the most fascinating topics, with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business – award-winning journalist Bruce Whitfield, Herman Mashaba and Jacques Pauw. This is a series made for the public and goes into deep insights on a variety of fronts, so the importance of a smooth-running show is paramount.
Whether you are preparing for a virtual event held on your event website or mobile app, we’ve made it an even smoother process by enhancing the video streaming capabilities all-round. Our video interfaces across channels have also been polished to improve how the event comes across to attendees to ensure that the user experience is always improving. Even live streaming in 3D worlds is possible and is being consistently developed further to create a better view for the audience and presenters and create a more life-like and engaging experience.