We know it’s hard to comprehend life going back to normal and networking at events seems like a distant memory but eventually things will things will be back up and running, maybe slightly different to what we’re used to, and we’re here to help you get prepared and plan effectively for your future events.
We totally understand that life has essentially been put on pause and we are still uncertain when large gatherings will be happening again, but it is important to remember to stay on top of your planning!
Make the most of the time you have and get in touch with key customers, suppliers, stakeholders and designers to let them know your ideas and plans and get the ball rolling if you can.
The way we planned events before will have to change as we will now have many more factors to consider to ensure the safety of your delegates and others.
Location, Location, Location.
Where you hold your conference is so important and plays a huge part in the success of your event but with some venues being closed at the moment, this may be challenging. However, there are other options to consider…
Could you hold an outdoor event instead? We know that some have started to hold outdoor events such as outdoor cinema nights and drive in festivals. Would this work?
Think about your location wisely and have contingency plans if the direction of lifting lockdown doesn’t go how you expected. Consider technology when looking at the location, would it be an option to also live stream the event as some may not be able to attend? Think of new and exciting ways to engage with your audience in a way that they certainly won’t forget.
Even if you decide to hold a virtual conference with online seminars and meetings, you can still make this a great experience for everyone by sending out personalised packages with some branded goodies before or after the event so your delegates still feel very much involved.
Key Speakers and Topics
Plan your topics, reach out to your potential guest speakers, and decide what you may want to cover. This is the perfect opportunity to get in touch, reach out and secure the right people for your event.
Now more than ever, it’s important to consider factors that you may have never considered before. Consider branded masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and other PPE that will help to keep you and your delegates safe.
What measures will you be putting in place to make people feel safe? Will you provide any PPE? Where will you get this? Will there need to be any added security to help manage crowds?
Now it is your time to talk to people and discuss what measures and safety precautions are needed.
Get in touch with us today and we can help you with your next event!