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Virtual vs Hybrid Events – what will be the best solution for future events?

Why Hybrid?

  • Time & Cost-Effective: Hybrid events can be simple or complex depending on your event needs.
  • More Sustainable: Many businesses are rethinking their approach to gatherings and conferences.
  • Global Reach: The world is literally your oyster.

Whilst we realise that virtual or hybrid meetings can never truly replace face to face engagement, there is no reason that with high-quality conference solutions bringing together virtual and cloud-based technologies we can replicate as far as possible, a realistic, live conference experience for the delegate – wherever they may be.

The market is flooded with virtual meeting solutions all varying in quality and cost. Companies planning for the short term may choose a virtual meetings platform and with everyone feeling separated this is a great way to stay connected.

Why Hybrid?

1. Time & Cost-Effective
Hybrid events can be simple or complex depending on your event needs and therefore we can design to suit any budget. Significant savings will be met with travel, accommodation, and food & beverage. Costs to consider will include a marketing team, camera crew, virtual hosting equipment, technical director, and venue (possibly).

2. More Sustainable
Many businesses are rethinking their approach to gatherings and conferences, not just in light of COVID-19, but also with a view to use resources more efficiently and reduce environmental impact. The biggest impact will be reduced carbon emissions from travel

3. Global Reach
The world is literally your oyster, with the ability to live stream or delegates can re-watch and share with their own social media platforms you can reach new audiences and not be confined to a specific number.

And we can add the physical touch…

We all know how important it is to design a dynamic and engaging event programme for our audiences, even under normal circumstances. It is now even more important to have a connection with your delegates that is tangible and they will also be appreciative.

Our Meetings-in-box solution includes everything your delegate needs including the branded t-shirt, tea and biscuits, along with a host of tools and give-away all designed to your specification, even the ‘box’ can be branded.

We’d love to begin a conversation about how we can help you with ideas and solutions for ways to meet and interact with your clients or employees where they are, no matter where that may be.

For a no-obligation informal chat speak to the Conference Contacts teamenquires@conferencecontacts.co.uk or +44 1268 773300

How else can we help?

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Event Management

A tailor made service encompassing all aspects of running an event anywhere in the world. We have experience of working with groups from 2 to 5,000 delegates.

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Roadshows

We’re adept at taking shows on the road and all the variables that come with it. Let us share with you creative solutions in order to entice the delegates, ensuring higher attendance levels and a great return on your investment.

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Venue Finding

As your venue finding agency we’ll provide creative options for your next event. We work quickly, resourcefully and globally. This is a complimentary service saving you time and money.

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Virtual Meetings & Events

Virtual meetings and events are here to stay. We have developed a series of suites tailored to internal and external audiences, used to motivate, manage and inspire; from virtual team building to motivational speakers, encapsulating key company messages.

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Reward & Recognition

We’ve organised many outdoor challenges, from learning basic survival skills, water sports and driving experiences. As well as cookery schools, Formula 1 car assembly and virtual reality simulators, to mention just a few.

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Travel Incentives

We’ve flown more than 530 incentive award winners away in the last few years on events that by their nature were special in every way. There are also many experiences which can be planned closer to home.

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Team Building

Our team building programmes can create a bond that lasts when colleagues are back in the heart of everyday business. Programmes can boost morale, improve communication, strengthen relationships, and there’s a lot of fun to be had along the way.

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Delegate Management

Our bespoke service provides the latest technology to ensure the delegate experience is efficient, yet with a personal touch.

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Event Production

Every event starts as a blank canvas, and our production team is geared up to give you just the right level of support you need. We can provide highly creative content, brand experiences, customised room layouts, and much more.

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We deliver. All over the World.

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Global Customer Event

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