Event Hotels makes hybrid events easy with new conferencing tool

Event Hotels has unveiled a new virtual conferencing tool to simplify hybrid events hosted at QT, Rydges and Atura.

The platform, Event Conference Connect, brings the company’s in-house event services and technologies together through a centralised event and AV team to deliver conferencing that can combine live and virtual elements from multiple locations across Australia and New Zealand.

Event Conference Connect is designed to debunk the notion that virtual conferencing across multiple sites and locations needs to be complex and cost-prohibitive.

Promising more than off-the-shelf video calling and meeting platforms, the solution streamlines the process of sourcing, booking and managing multiple conference and event spaces, catering, accommodation and technical requirements, through one centralised project team and technical control room.

“Event Conference Connect has been designed to assist businesses and teams continue to come together, despite travel restrictions and the need to accommodate physical distancing,” Travis Smith, head of sales for Event Hotels & Resorts, said.

“A major part of team building relies on bringing people together to share, collaborate and establish strong business relationships, and in the past, this was often done over a number of days through conferencing, dinner and networking events.

“In a COVID-safe environment, traditional conferencing and events have needed to be reimagined; increasingly relying on technology to ensure teams can stay aligned and connected.

“We have seen that perceived complexities have led to a common misconception that virtual conferencing has to be hard and expensive to execute.

“Through Event Conference Connect, we are able to challenge this notion and revolutionise the way event organisers and businesses approach organising virtual events and conferences.”