Virtual events are becoming more and more popular. We all have many opportunities thanks to them. You can immediately meet your colleagues from abroad or moderate an event from the comfort of your home. You can also try live streams without taking a long journey to a physical event. Therefore, in 2022 there will be even more online events than in the previous year.
The live video format is reported to increase fivefold in 2022. It will be advantageous for brands to include broadcasts, online conferences, or even webinars in their events.
Still not sure why virtual and hybrid events are so popular with companies?
We bring you five reasons with explanations:
1. Lower budget
One of the most significant and sought-after benefits of virtual events is that they come out cheaper. Although it may not seem so at first, there are much lower production and space costs. You do not have to worry about transport or providing hotel rooms for guests, which will save you money and time.
This fact also plays an essential role in the main speakers of your event. Thanks to lower event fees, they can participate in more events worldwide in a few days.
Last but not least, your audience. People like virtual events because the price for participation is much lower, and they do not have to deal with expensive hotels, flight tickets, or food. All they have to do is pay for the tickets. Thanks to this, they can visit several events a year.
Nothing compares to home comfort, where you can make tea, prepare your favorite food, and sit behind your laptop in home clothes.
In terms of comfort, it will be reflected in travel. You will not have to worry about missed flights, lost reservations, or missing visas.
You can easily prepare a virtual event in a few weeks, so you don't have to plan it long weeks in advance. This will save you not only money but also time.
3. Visitors' experience
Virtual events experienced the biggest boom in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. It turned out that many companies started moving online, and participants liked online events. Many of them said they often found online events more sophisticated and distinctive.
On top of that, they don't even have to worry about their seats. As they'll be at home, they will always have the best view of the speaker in front of the monitor, no matter what.
4. Hybrid events
If you are still cheering for offline events, we have an alternative for you. There is a possibility that some of your guests will not be able to arrive at the event, as they have a very long way to go and do not have a wide range of time options. Hybrid events are an excellent solution for these occasions. Some of your visitors may be physically present at the event. The rest can watch the event directly from home or office. Both sides will enjoy it the same way.
5. Participants' engagement
You can't imagine how the participants will get involved and have fun during the virtual event? One example of how we entertain attendees in Happenee is a Social wall. Participants can upload their photos during the event (ideal if you have a themed event), and others can leave a reaction.
If you want to unwind after a long conference, jump into the Relax Zone, where you can play games such as biathlon, Pacman, pinball, or cars. So? Will you beat all your colleagues?
Want to exercise? Visit the workout corner. You will have a choice of several videos that will make you sweat and drill your body.
We hope you no longer doubt virtual events! If you have any questions or consider organizing an event, e-mail us, and we will contact you without obligation.