036. How A Live Venue Has Adapted To The Pandemic with Hayley Smith
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Have you been wondering how to make the big pivot to virtual events? Are you a complete newbie when it comes to event technology and the virtual event world? As we speak with guest speakers and discuss our own experiences with the virtual and hybrid event industry, we will be going through the challenges you may face along the way and how to overcome these.
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Silverstone has welcomed Hayley Smith as its new head of sales for meetings and events at the Wing. She brings a wealth of experience in organising events at leading sporting venues, from football to horse racing, and now of course motorsports. She is already making contacts and forming relationships with the local business community and both new and existing clients, to ensure that Silverstone keeps their account retention rates at the highest they can possibly be.
Hayley begins by talking about her role at Silverstone and what it’s like getting the job in the middle of a pandemic. She starts talking about the importance of venues and what Silverstone, a racecourse venue, can offer amidst COVID and out of COVID to event professionals. She speaks further on how much the pandemic has affected her and her job role and the strategy they have come up with to keep afloat and finishes off with her expressing her thoughts on what the events industry will look like in the future.
Hayley’s job role at Silverstone and getting a job during a pandemic (4:01) Venues and strategies Silverstone has implemented to keep a float (11:41) Challenges and issues (14:10)
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EventMind does not endorse any particular virtual event platform or software. We review the platforms available on the market monthly (through a combination of client feedback, test events and demos). There’s no platform which is an ‘all in one’ or ‘all inclusive’ solution when it comes to virtual event platforms. Bear in mind, most virtual event platforms were originally live event apps or software. Covid19 accelerated many platforms to pivot into creating virtual event solutions. In the long run, this seems to be a smart move as hybrid events are likely to become standard (especially if you understand how to monetize hybrid events and maximise global audience reach).