Rebecca Thomas (pictured), Director at London-based Eventify, provides advice on event management in the post-lockdown era…
Here at Eventify, we are an event management company committed to providing an unrivalled bespoke and personal service. We offer a free venue finding service, as well as end-to-end event management.
We were thrilled to hear that business events and conferences can resume from October 1st. The hospitality and business sectors have received a much-anticipated timetable to get live events back on the agenda. We have all missed them!
We are so happy to be helping our clients – providing the latest advice on social distance regulations, sourcing COVID-secure venues and offering reassurance that events can once again be safe, special and full of engagement.
Here are our Top Three Tips for Planning ‘New Norm’ Events…
Be flexible – Delegate travel habits will alter, as will their working timetables and locations. Could a weekend or evening event with staggered start times be more effective than an early morning session? Rather than hosting an event in a city centre which might mean the use of public transport, would guests be happier attending out of town venues with good parking? Also, agendas will need to adapt to accommodate extra safety measures. Could the event timings be modified to work for smaller groups?
Think creatively – Instead of holding one large event, consider smaller bespoke events allowing you to focus on everyone’s safety and engagement. Perhaps a seated dinner with reduced numbers and table service, accompanied by live entertainment rather than a disco or dance. Why not host a hybrid event (part live and part online) or a virtual occasion where participants interact in the celebrations with unique guest packages sent directly to their doors?
Focus on the guest experience – We live by the motto that ‘all events are special’ whatever the size, location or style. Now, more than ever, your guests need to be cherished, treated with extra TLC and, most importantly, made to feel valued and safe. We work with all of our clients to find that ‘certain something’ to create a perfect memorable occasion.