Events will never be the same since the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only short-term changes, as a result of all the measures we are living with but also long-term changes. Covid-19 forced us to reconsider our working methods and look at our footprint. What can take place digitally, and what requires a live meeting? Hybrid events are becoming our new normal.
The urge to meet and see each other has never been more active. Companies and organizations want to keep in touch with their employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. Hybrid means pushing the boundaries. Finding a new balance between online and offline event types.
The advantages of hybrid events
Increase your reach
For a physical event, the maximum reach depends on the capacity of your event location. A hybrid event solves this problem. You can not only attend the event in person but also follow it online remotely. That increases the reach of your event.
Create more flexibility
For people with a busy schedule, a hybrid event is a perfect solution. With a hybrid event, you meet the visitor halfway. The target group can decide for themselves in which part of the event they participate. It creates more flexibility for people with busy schedules.
More marketing options
An online extension of your physical event offers more opportunities for sponsorship and exposure. You get a second location. For example, have the (online) plenary session sponsored by your largest partner. In most cases, you can design the environment to your taste.
An online extension of your physical location
For the ultimate online experience and participation, we can set up a custom-made online event platform. Perfect for a hybrid event consisting of live and online components. Various online platforms make your online environment a coherent part of the event. It could be a virtual copy of the chosen event location or your office. It gives your physical and digital audience the impression as if they are at the same location. Read our article ''How to find your digital event venue'' and find out what to look for when choosing a digital location.
We explore which parts of your program are suitable for online and live and make the transition to the hybrid form. In addition, we can offer various facilities that seamlessly match your wishes and objectives. For example:
- Digital voting systems
- Break-out rooms
- Digital coffee corners
- Network facilities
- Chat options
- Keynote video streaming
- Food court with remote catering
A hybrid event for your organization?
Events are and will remain custom work. That is why we would like to start a conversation to explore the possibilities of an online event for your organization. We could meet live, taking into account the RIVM guidelines, or via a video call. Call or email us for more information.