As planners are postponing, pivoting to virtual and hybrid events, or sourcing for events later in the year or in 2021, venues will need to take a lot into consideration. In this post, we take a look at some of the steps needed to ensure a successful hybrid event.
We also break down things to know about the future of events and how you can prepare, as well as how virtual tools can keep planners engaged and interested in your venue as they plan ahead.
Discover how venues can be best prepared for hybrid events When in-person events begin again, some of them will be hybrid events – a combination of in-person and virtual live-streaming elements. As these kinds of hybrid events come about in the future, it will be important for venues to have the technology capabilities and infrastructures in place to support them.
For hoteliers, providing free Wi-Fi is not enough anymore, and exceptional Wi-Fi is no longer optional venues need to be equipped with enough bandwidth and speed to cater to a large number of attendees and advanced event technologies, like augmented reality and virtual reality (AR and VR).
Hoteliers should ensure that they have the digital infrastructure in place to support these kinds of advanced amenities. And, with the emergence of 5G, hoteliers should consider if the investments they’re making today will still be relevant in a 5G world. Assure that your digital infrastructure is robust and top-of-the-line, so it won’t be obsolete when 5G technology becomes more widespread. Venues that don’t emphasize upgrading their technology could lose a lot of business to their competitors that can meet these needs.