eSouza Associates have been helping our clients find venues and organise events for almost 25 years!
Even in January 2021 as I write this, and with mass vaccination being rolled across the country and three vaccines now approved in the UK, the global pandemic continues and a further lockdown is now in force in the UK and across many other parts of the world.
Our wonderful events and hospitality industry will recover, although it is now apparent this is going to be much slower than expected and live events will probably not return until autumn 2021! The number one priority continues to be everyone’s safety and good health.
We are keeping in touch with all our venues and suppliers, trying to remain up- to-date on clean and safe policies, new meeting capacities, food and beverage offerings (Bento boxes have never been so in vogue!) etc. The operating system we use enables the venues to upload their various policies so you as the booker can have peace of mind that your delegates will be in a safe environment.
We are all learning alongside each other as we navigate COVID–19 and as the situation evolves, we will work with you, as best we can, to find solutions. To further enhance our health and safety knowledge and to be able to assist you, our client, better, we will be doing a COVID Secure Events Training Programme which is backed by the HBAA (Hotel and Booking Agents Association) an influential and highly respected industry Association.
Presently and in the medium term, it has become clear that virtual events will dominate, due to safety concerns and government restrictions. We organised a large virtual medical conference on COVID-19 last year, which was very successful and our client is looking to have a follow up virtual conference later this year and a series of webinars. Virtual events to help keep your teams connected, motivated and have some fun too (!) have never been more popular and we can assist you to source the right solution to meet your objectives.