How event companies are adapting to a virtual landscape

Online wine tastings, virtual entertainment and meal delivery are just some of the new services on offer.

With the COVID-19 crisis having a significant impact on the event industry, businesses are getting savvy to adapt to a new style of working and meeting.

Event suppliers are launching new services and products to reach a new virtual workforce, as more people opt to work from home.

Here are some of the ways event suppliers are adapting to the changing event landscape:

AV1’s ControlRoom

Audio visual production company AV1 has launched a number of controlled studio spaces – dubbed ControlRooms – allowing businesses to continue sharing live messages to remote audiences globally.

The ControlRooms are perfect for conveying short messages and meetings through to a full-day program of speakers to an unlimited number of delegates online.

The initiative allows presenters to arrive safely and securely at a venue and be directed to the presentation space with limited contact. The minimal number of staff in the studio are under strict guidance with regards to hygiene protocol to minimise risk of contamination.

AV1’s ControlRooms are taking bookings now at its Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast locations.

Enquire here.

Onstage Entertainment’s online entertainment

Onstage Entertainment has been quick to adapt to the changing event landscape. One of the company’s international speakers,  Nigel Entertainment, is available for online conferences and speaking engagements.

Nigel will also be hosting Onstage Entertainment’s first Onstage Live event, which will stream entertainment for free via Facebook on Friday 27 March 2020.

Email with your Facebook handle to be invited to the live performance.

Adventure for Life’s programs for remote workers

Team-building company Adventure for Life has launched a collection of programs to help teams working from home.

The activities use the Adventure for Life app and aim to keep teams connected, provide structure to the working week and help people stay motivated.

Activities include a 30-minute motivational program to kick off the day, an online equivalent of Friday afternoon social drinks and a more traditional team building activity that encourages collaboration and healthy competition.

Register your interest via email.

Funlocka’s virtual team-building and learning

Funlocka has launched a new webinar series, HappiYES Hour, to support teams that are working remotely. A number of speakers are available for the workshops, including surfing champion Layne Beachley, TedX speaker Sean Hall and chef Kate Spina.

Funlocka has also announced new virtual team experiences, which include scavenger hunts, ‘Paint, Sip and Sing’, virtual wine tastings and online Olympics.

Learn more here.

Peter Rowland’s dinner service

Feeding people since 1962, Peter Rowland has been quick to adapt its business to the changing event landscape.

With people spending more time at home, the catering business has launched a dinner service, delivering restaurant quality meals directly to Melbourne homes.

“Our suppliers have assured us we will continue to have a steady supply of fresh vegetables, meat, fish and poultry over the coming weeks and months,” the group said.

“To support our clients while they are hunkered-down at home we will deliver deliciously soothing, immune-boosting soups, casseroles and stews direct to you.”

All meals are prepared by chefs in the Peter Rowland kitchens and focus on locally sourced ingredients.

Peter Rowland will continue servicing Melbourne and Sydney clients through catering delivery and has intensified its cleaning and hygiene procedures to ensure the safety of staff and clients. Learn more about their services here.

Be Challenged’s free remote team-building

Team-building provider Be Challenged has a number of team-building solutions that can be delivered remotely.

The team understand cash flow may be tight for many businesses and if offering a range of free remote team-building programs, tools and resources, as well as a free coaching session for businesses who need help or advice. Contact the team to learn more.

If your business is adapting or changing their product offering, get in touch so we can share it with our readers.

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