Marriott International offers innovative solutions to help meeting and event professionals plan virtual and face-to-face hybrid meetings and events.
The group has established a list of vendors including Encore, Cvent, Convene, MeetingPlay and Hopin. New resources for hybrid meetings and events will be available next month at Marriott hotels in the U.S. and Canada, and around the world in the near future.
More and more meeting and event professionals are looking for technology solutions to host hybrid meetings, as well as additional information on the technologies, health protocols and logistics available to them. Hybrid meetings enable both virtual participation and face-to-face experiences through technology.
Marriott hosted the "Connect with Confidence" event at Gaylord Rockies that brought together 100 face-to-face and 800 virtual participants in January 2021. The event implemented many of these protocols, which professionals will be able to integrate into their own group meetings at Marriott hotels in the U.S. and Canada beginning in March 2021.
The results of the event survey revealed that 51% of meeting and event professionals plan to host a hybrid event in the next six to twelve months.
Marriott has released its "Connect with Confidence Hybrid Meetings and Events Insights" guide that outlines the journey and offers tips for designing and implementing hybrid events. More information on hybrid meetings can be found on the Marriott Bonvoy Events website.
As the industry navigates this evolving meetings environment together, Marriott is proud to offer meeting and event professionals new hybrid meeting and event solutions, as well as our own best practices and learnings from our hybrid events. We know that meeting and event professionals are currently looking for insights and resources that will help them plan creative and innovative experiences for their customers regardless of whether they are in-person at the hotel or logging in from their home. Meeting and event professionals can work with these leading technology providers to reach a larger audience and incorporate speakers from other locations as they continue to plan future meetings, conferences and events.
Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Marriott International