Virtual Meetings – Where To Begin

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While live, in-person meetings & events will always yield great results, the truth is, in times like these virtual meetings have become the necessity. Just as face-to-face meetings & events are complex and require many moving pieces, you can expect the same for virtual events. So where do you start? With the end goal in mind.

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What Type of Virtual Event is Right for You?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is right for you and what are you seeking to achieve from your meeting?

  • Is the purpose of your meeting to provide education? How is that education provided – through general session and breakouts?
  • Are you looking to provide continuing education credits?
  • Include poster sessions in your agenda?
  • What is important to your organization and attendees?

HPN Global Meeting Services is here to discuss your event and help in the transition.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Questions to consider when hosting a virtual event:

  • How will attendees register for the event?
  • Will content be live, on-demand, or a mix? Will you include a Q&A portion?
  • What time zones do your attendees span across and how will you accommodate?
  • What requirements will you stipulate for your speakers in order to create consistency across presentations, background, video/sound quality, etc.?
  • Is there still an element of production/audio visual/set design that you will want to bring into your recordings, particularly for keynote speakers or executive addresses?
  • Will you create a guide for attendees before the event that explains how to join keynotes, attend sessions, and use messaging tools?
  • Will you charge for your event or offer access for free?

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How We Can Help

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to virtual meetings and there are many platforms out there to consider. HPN Global can help determine which one(s) are right for you. Some of the Event Technology that HPN currently utilizes:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

  • Event Website and/or Registration
  • Zoom / WebEx / GoToMeeting / etc.
  • Event Management Platforms
  • (Cvent / Cadmium)
  • Streamlined Solutions

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  • Integrations
  • Mobile Apps
  • Surveys and Polling
  • Email Marketing

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We Look Forward To Working With You!

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JIL DASHER

SVP & Managing Director

jdasher@hpnglobal.com

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KIERSTEN PERRY

Director of Meeting Services

kperry@hpnglobal.com

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Live Video Chat! COVID-19 Hotel Industry Update

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Join us for a live event Friday, April 10 at 2:00pm EST.

We invite Meeting Planners and Industry Professionals to join our Live Event FRIDAY AT 2:00pm EST with HPN Global CEO Bill Kilburg. On this LIVE video chat we will talk about the current state of the industry and a conversation around the coronavirus and the impact for both short and long term.

We’d love to answer your questions/concerns regarding what’s happening, so please send your questions in advance to info@hpnglobal.com.

You can also submit your questions through the LIVE chat.

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Focus On Perseverance And Emotional Deposits

Dear Friends and Colleagues: How are YOU?

As we go through each week, we are having a lot of conversations with people in our network. What we’ve found is that we’re all going through the same ­thoughts and feelings. The common thread this week is that everyone feels depleted and drained. We all have emotional bank accounts and the constant conversations about current events, people’s social media feeds and the situations we’re all going through have started to wipe us out emotionally.

In anything that relates to life, it takes 7 positives to balance out 1 negative. When you think of the negativity we’ve been consuming lately, it’s no wonder we’re starting to feel out of balance.

Will you join us this week in making emotional deposits with your family, friends, colleagues and even yourself? 

On the other side of a hefty positive emotional bank account is the ability to persevere. For every piece of negative information you see or hear this week, negate it by focusing on 7 things to be grateful for. Help balance out social media feeds by posting positivity. Send a note of encouragement or make a call to people in your network.

Let’s all share the ways we are making emotional deposits and persevering.

#HPNFamily #RelationshipsMatter #EmotionalDeposits

Bill Kilburg
Chairman & CEO
HPN Global

Be Safe, Be Well And Be Optimistic

It’s clear from our colleagues and friends that the last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster and certainly unprecedented times in our industry. Many are feeling isolated, uneasy and overwhelmed while at the same time expressing empathy for our friends and optimism about what could come next. Our industry will never be the same, but that being said, take the steps to take care of your family and loved ones.

It’s time to prioritize our focus, strength and resilience.

This is a time to embrace the gift of time to spend on yourself, your loved ones and family, learning new skills, earning a certification, or expanding your knowledge in areas that will benefit you in the future. Chart a new course and uncover better and more innovative ways to invigorate the hospitality industry into recovery.

Most importantly, give yourself permission to Rest and Recharge. Spending time with yourself, your family and your friends and colleagues – that’s really the important stuff.

Be Strong and Be Kind, HPN Global is here for you.

Bill Kilburg
Chairman & CEO
HPN Global

Coronavirus Meeting Planner Update

 

Coronavirus Hotel Contracts

On Friday, March 27th, HPN Global CEO Bill Kilburg sat down with Regional VP Mark Dallman on Facebook LIVE to talk about the current state of the industry and have a conversation about Coronavirus and how it’s impacting hotel contracts.



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