What's the buzz?

Face it - you cannot avoid social media these days, so you may as well go with it and use it to your advantage. But how can you best incorporate this into your next event? Here as some tips from those in the know.

  • Have social media front of mind from the planning phase instead of adding on as an afterthought. In order to do this, you need to know your audience from the outset, what content are they engaging with and how do they use their social media? Think about interacting with them prior to the event, what social media based incentives do they respond to? Get them on board prior to the event and build anticipation.
  • Make sure that your content is relevant to your event and something your delegates will want to share with their contacts. To do this, you need content that is both informative and entertaining.
  • Keep your hashtag and event apps simple and promote them prior, during and after your event. 
  • Remember to post live throughout the event.

Looking for innovative ideas for your next event? Contact Kieran Kennedy at Veritas Events at Kieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au.

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Date posted: 2015-02-09 | Comments(0)

Coffee anyone?

Ok, I want you to ask yourself - how important is coffee in your life? Well, to me it is probably one of the most important every day liquids I imbibe. Way more important than water and air! So ask yourself another question - how do I enhance my events by serving really good coffee? You’ve experienced it all before, the coffee station at your event with something that tastes as if it has been filtered through an old sock. The liquid that looks like it came out of a petrol bowser. Where, no matter how hard you try, the milk floats on top like ice floe. Yeuks!

So, for your next event go and get yourself a Barista – don’t be tight! It adds huge value to an event and your delegates will love it. And, while that though is percolating, why not personalise your cups with your company logo of your event delegates name? Give your event or incentive delegates a nice cup or mug that they can take home and every time they have a coffee they will think of the wonderful coffee they experienced at your event.

Remember, life was not meant to be easy but it was never meant to be dull either. So go out there and think 'coffee' at your next event. Create an experience at your event with coffee!

Here are some nice coffee tips to enhance your event,courtesy of Veritas Events.

  1. Your delegates arrive at the airport for a transfer to their event – don’t just shove them into a coach, have a nice cup of coffee waiting for them. Find out at registration what they like and make it happen with an airport coffee shop.
  2. When they arrive at the event have a welcome cup of coffee waiting.
  3. Try a barista course as part of your event.
  4. Include a coffee tasting experience at your events morning tea.

We have plenty more ideas where that came from. If you are considering an event please call Kieran Kennedy on 61 2 8908 5600 or kieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au. We would love to show you how we can add value, creativity and a sense of experience to your next event or incentive.

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Date posted: 2015-02-09 | Comments(0)

How to attract visitors to your exhibition stand

Getting People to visit your exhibition can be hard, especially when there are other booths at the conference that they want to attend. Here are a few tips on how to get them at your exhibition stand:

  • Video content: video content that is relevant to your company on a big screen is a great way to reel them in!
  • Daily Prize: having a daily prize will get the people who are attending the exhibition to return.
  • Gifts: giving gifts away always helps. 

For more tips and tricks or if you need help with event production, audio visual, guest speakers, gala dinners, conferences, corporate functions, or sales seminars, let Veritas manage your event and we'll take the pain and add the gain. If you are planning a corporate event contact Kieran Kennedy of Veritas on kieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au

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Date posted: 2015-02-09 | Comments(0)

Barrel Room – Tempus Two

Tempus Two is one of the most impressive venues in the Hunter Valley for special events. The Barrel Room upon entry is a beautiful sight. The room was once a working winery, now with polished cement floors, 204 oak barrels lining the walls and 10 Gold Italian chandeliers giving the room warmth and elegance.

Although predominantly used for special events such as gala dinners, you can certainly use the space for a team building activity involving wine tasting or similar, perhaps even consider holding your corporate event or conference at Tempus Two for something different.

If you are planning a Sydney event this hotel is a short two hour drive north of Sydney or 45 minutes from Newcastle where the closest airport is located. At Veritas we know our stuff when it comes to conference and meeting destinations and facilities. We are always excited to find out about new and/or refurbished venues. For any information about your next conference, incentive, product launch or board meeting, please do not hesitate to get in touch.Contact Kieran onKieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au or call him on 02 8908 5600.

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Date posted: 2015-02-09 | Comments(0)

Feast the Eyes

Expect hungry crowds at every event – and by hungry, we don’t just mean for food! Ensure you feed your guests on a sensory level as well. Feast the eyes!

From the way you present the conference information, to branding and catering, it’s important to ensure your guests don’t walk away hungry. A boring conference food buffet can be enhanced by opting for an interactive food station. Explore creative ways to integrate your company’s brand into the theming. A canned truck perhaps if you are a non-perishables company!

Looking for some creative ways to feed your guests? Contact Kieran Kennedy Kieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au to see what Veritas Events can do for you.

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Date posted: 2015-02-05 | Comments(0)