Event Exeter at the University of Exeter adapt to a new eventing normal

Event Exeter at the University of Exeter adapt to a new eventing normal

The Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly brings with it huge challenges for an events team, used to delivering an annual portfolio of over 1000 face to face events.

As the eventing industry continues to readjust to a new world, seeking innovative ways to engage and connect, so do the team at Event Exeter. Working in close partnership with local production company, Warwick Event Services, the team have swiftly adapted to add a suite of ‘online event’ options to their ever-growing offering.

Virtual events high on the sustainability agenda

The last year has seen a huge boom in the world of online events and although it’s hard to replicate the camaraderie of a live event, it’s fair to say that there are some clear advantages to virtual eventing world -

  • Reach – accessing a worldwide audience has never been easier.
  • Sustainability – why increase your carbon footprint when you can attend a conference without leaving the comfort of your own home? Less travel, less paperwork and less waste.
  • Time saving – No travel time, registration is quick and simple and there’s no movement between sessions.
  • Measurable – online platforms give you valuable insights about your audience

Without a doubt, the environmental positives far outweigh any negatives and for those businesses looking to reduce their impact on the environment, hybrid events can be seen as a positive strategy and a step in the green direction.

Benefits of working with an academic venue

Stringent health and safety measures have been put in place at the University of Exeter, adhering to current government guidelines. Event Exeter have achieved both the Visit England ‘We’re good to go’ accreditation and the MIA’s AIM secure accreditation, ensuring a safe environment for all clients and staff when the time is right.

Fran Brandi, Event Sales Manager at Event Exeter said,

“We are delighted to have prepared ourselves and we are more than ready for the challenge of the new world in eventing.

One of the huge benefits of being based within a world-class academic institution like the University of Exeter, is of course the high-class infrastructure that is already in place. Many of our venues already have built-in, state-of-the art technology, essential for the delivery of virtual or hybrid events.

Whilst we are eager for the return of live events and know they can’t truly be replaced, there is a reality that suggests that virtual events, in particular hybrid, are here to stay and that’s why we are fully prepped and raring to go”

For further information regarding both virtual and hybrid events at the University of Exeter, visit www.event.exeter.ac.uk/online-events