Top tips for venues looking to host hybrid events Part 6: Creating a hybrid event sales strategy – Guest Blog

Before we do anything to do with sales, marketing or business development, we need to work out what our longer-term plan is. What is your strategy? Especially when you’re thinking of hybrid because over the last year it feels like it…


Top tips for venues looking to host hybrid events Part 5: Website and marketing materials

It may seem an obvious one, but it is surprising the number of venues that don’t update their website to reflect been able to offer hybrid events. Many venues we have spoken with recently have said that they’ve not had any enquiries for…


Indian variant and resilience planning

You may have heard the recent news revolving around the Indian variant, and you may have watched Boris Johnson’s new conference on Friday (14th May 2021) with bated breath wondering if he’s going to slam the brakes on. Thankfully he chose…


Hybrid event equipment including camera, lighting and screens provided for a conference at York Grand Hotel

Top tips for venues looking to host hybrid events Part 4: Preview and fam trip events

Getting clients back into venues is going to be the biggest challenge. Some will be all in favour of getting back to doing things as they used to, some may be more reserved, and some may not have a choice but to be guided by their…


Top tips for venues looking to host hybrid events Part 3: Pricing, costs and making money

Possibly the subject causing the majority of venues to scratch their heads most. Unfortunately, the old ways of pricing for venues are going to be substantially different for hybrid events. The Day Delegate Rate pricing structure cannot be…


Top tips for Venues looking to host hybrid events Part 2: AV / Event Production Partner

This may seem self-promoting but, it’s imperative to build a solid relationship with an AV/Event Production supplier, even if you have existing internal AV technology which allows for video conferencing. Having a professional and…


Top tips for Venues looking to host hybrid events Part 1: Internet connectivity

Internet connectivity is so important. Why? Well, with no internet connection or an unstable connection, the event cannot be broadcast to online delegates and online remote presenters cannot present into the event. Let’s look at each part…


Hybrid event equipment including camera, lighting and screens provided for a conference at York Grand Hotel

Top tips for venues looking to host hybrid events

When you mention hybrid to people, the first thought they get is – cars! And rightly so, the automotive market has pushed this concept to the public for years as a greener alternative to the gas-guzzling, fume spilling cars of…


Tips to help you find your perfect AV / Event Production Partner

The past 12 months have been unlike any that we’ve seen before. But it allowed us all to take some time to think, reflect and consider the way we work and who we work with. Some will be forced into this time of reflection because their…


Five things to consider when choosing a venue for your hybrid event

Hybrid events are the hot topic in the events world this year. But moving into a hybrid setup will be more challenging for an event organiser. It brings with it a lot more reliance on technology and equipment which you may not have had…


Events in 2021 and beyond

Okay, so maybe 2021 isn’t turning out to be that huge explosion of in-person events, screeching applause of fanfares or returning to some sense of normality that we all wanted. And unfortunately, it looks like this may not be until Summer…


2021 Events – Transitioning from a virtual world…

It will no doubt take some time to recover from 2020 and the impact it had on the events industry – and whilst some light can be found in the positives – the embracing of technology, the creative solutions and the wider…


Virtual Graduation from AYRE Event Solutions

Hosting a virtual graduation? Here’s some advice…

Graduations are a right of passage for many students around the world. An occasion once reserved for University leavers, over recent years we have even seen nursery and primary age children donning adorable caps and gowns to celebrate…


Virtual Awards Events Ayre Event Solutions

Award Ceremonies – How To Safely Celebrate Success

Award Ceremonies are unlike any other event thanks to their high energy, celebratory atmosphere. Whether you are planning an event to recognise personal or professional achievements, there is nothing quite like the anticipatory buzz in the…


Keep sponsors happy and deliver value for money at your virtual event

From conferences and exhibitions to festivals and award ceremonies, the events industry relies heavily on sponsorship as a revenue generator to enable events to take place. And importantly, sponsors enjoy the benefits that come with…


Virtual Weddings from AYRE LTD

Planning a virtual Wedding, keeping your family and friends connected.

Weddings are a time of celebration, an opportunity to gather together with friends, family and loved ones and share your love and happiness. We know that whilst lots of couples have sadly been forced to postpone their nuptials, many are…


Hybrid Conferences – they’re not as scary as you think.

As we continue to adjust to our ever-changing reality that is dramatically affecting how we live our lives and do business, it’s important to make time to consider what the ‘new normal’ might look like beyond lockdown. For us, that means…