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Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage and Faircom Media have formalised their partnership. Jeroen Veenstra, General Director Faircom Media, and Marcel Schonenberg, Managing Director Beurs van Berlage, signed their new cooperation agreement earlier this week. This partnerships with Faircom Media ensures the Beurs van Berlage that event branding of future events in the Amsterdam Conference Centre will be offered at a highest possible standard.

News Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage and Faircom Media formalise partnership

6 October 2022

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage and Faircom Media have formalised their partnership. Jeroen Veenstra, General Director Faircom Media, and Marcel Schonenberg, Managing Director Beurs van Berlage, signed their new cooperation agreement earlier this week. This partnerships with Faircom Media ensures the Beurs van Berlage that event branding of future events in the Amsterdam Conference Centre will be offered at a highest possible standard.

Sustainable solutions
Together with Faircom Media, the Beurs van Berlage will continue to invest not only in the highest standard of event branding, but also in the most sustainable solutions for branding, stand construction and signage in the monumental building in the historic heart of Amsterdam in the coming years.

In August this year, the Beurs van Berlage received the Green Globe Certificate, as the first Dutch conference and events centre, recognising their efforts in making events more sustainable. “We were looking for a new partner that could offer sustainable solutions in the field of stand construction and event branding. That is exactly what we have found in Faircom Media,” says Director of Operations Marc de Winter. The sustainable solutions that Faircom Media offers include the recycling of the various materials used for stands and printed media, the use of sustainable materials in the construction of stands and, last but not least, smart solutions to minimise transport movements.

Exceeding expectations
The Beurs – designed by H.P. Berlage – was opened as a stock exchange and trade centre of the Netherlands in 1903. It has a long history of trade, craftsmanship and mercantilism. In recent years, the monument has developed into a unique, inspiring, first-class conference location. The mission of the Amsterdam Conference Centre is to offer all visitors a unique, high-level experience and to exceed the expectations of its customers and guests. Above all, the Beurs van Berlage wants to think in terms of sustainable solutions in order to make events unforgettable.

“Together we join forces to guarantee the best quality for our clients. We will combine our knowledge of the market and the Beurs van Berlage’s strength in hospitality to be able to meet and exceed our clients’ wishes – in the most sustainable way,” concludes Jeroen Veenstra.

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To guarantee the success of your event, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. The Beurs van Berlage provides you with a watertight plan B, so that your event can proceed without any worries.

In this blog, we discuss the five most important parts of this plan. We think of everything, so that you only have to focus on the organisation of your event. 

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29 August 2022

To guarantee the success of your event, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. The Beurs van Berlage provides you with a watertight plan B, so that your event can proceed without any worries.

In this blog, we discuss the five most important parts of this plan. We think of everything, so that you only have to focus on the organisation of your event.

  1. Two fibre optic lines
    An internet connection is the lifeline during an event. If the connection is lost, online  participants can no longer take part and you will miss out on many visitors. For this reason the Beurs van Berlage has two stable fibre optic lines. If one of these connections fails, then everything is seamlessly switched across to a different line. You have no need to worry about the connection: you will always be live.
  1. Alternative equipment available
    Along with a stable internet connection and a correctly working platform, audiovisual equipment (AV) is also of crucial importance during a hybrid event. The failure of an LED screen, microphone or overhead projector leads to annoying situations. The Beurs van Berlage always has alternative equipment in house, so that you can transfer to a new installation within an hour. That provides greater assurance.
  1. Fast replacement of personnel or suppliers
    Personnel remains an important part of your event, also during a hybrid event. What happens if some of the employees suddenly have to go into quarantine? To address this challenge, we work with various agencies, that can quickly provide a replacement team. We are never dependent on one party. This also applies also for the suppliers with which we work.
  1. What happens if your speaker cannot come?
    It happens that a speaker or presenter is suddenly not available, for example, because he is not allowed to travel. The Beurs van Berlage makes use of advanced technology, by which a hologram of the speaker is projected onto the stage. This enables the speaker to connect remotely, so that a keynote or session can still take place.
  1. Always a back-up for the online platform
    The online platform provides an important base during an online event: your online participants watch the live streams and enter into interaction via the online platform. But what if that platform, for whatever reason, is not accessible? In that case we always provide an alternative. All online participants are sent a new link, so that they can immediately continue watching via a different environment.
  1. Quickly switch from a live event to a hybrid or online event
    The Beurs van Berlage has a plan B for all the technical challenges confronting your event and offers maximum flexibility. Was your event going to take place completely live, but due to circumstances this is no longer possible? Then we can switch over, in no time at all, to a hybrid or completely online event. In this way, your plans can always proceed, whatever happens.

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Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is the first Dutch conference and events centre to receive the Green Globe Certificate.

News | Beurs van Berlage first Dutch conference centre to receive Green Globe Certificate

22 August 2022

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage is the first Dutch conference and events centre to receive the Green Globe Certificate. Located in a national monument from 1903, with a place on the UNESCO list of most important buildings worldwide, the Beurs van Berlage is a central meeting place in the historic heart of Amsterdam used by many users and stakeholders. By means of a sound CSR policy, the Beurs van Berlage wants to work towards socially circular business operations and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), guided by their own core values.

“We are incredibly proud that we received the Green Globe Certificate, as the first conference and events centre in the Netherlands”, explains Willemijn de Vet, Marketing Manager at the Beurs van Berlage. “Green Globe offers us a framework with which we can control, monitor and improve our sustainability processes. It furthermore shows our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.”

Feedback from Green Globe auditor – Emilie Hagedoorn “Whether it is about being an inclusive and caring employer, a generous community member, respecting the historical architecture of the building or simply being creative with actions such as sourcing from local suppliers, reducing food waste, serving yummy vegan menus or saving water & energy Beurs van Berlage does all of this and more. The pandemic has helped making some good changes and there are some big plans for the future. All in all a great first audit for this unique venue in Amsterdam.”

Green Globe is the world’s leading certification for sustainable operation and management of travel & tourism worldwide. The Green Globe International Standard for Sustainable Tourism has been developed over three decades in collaboration with the travel and tourism industry, communities in tourism destinations and other stakeholders. The Standard is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO.

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The organisation of all meetings must be professionalised to guarantee the safety of visitors. The event industry in the Netherlands has fully responded to this in recent times, and they are committed to organising events with the same luxurious appearance as before.

How do they do this? You will read it in this blog!

Blog A unique, international appearance at your event. It is still possible: in your own country and at a safe distance.

9 maart 2022

Personal encounters are of great importance to people. We are therefore meeting each other more and more. However, there are still important measures that we must adhere to, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This means that the organisation of all meetings must be professionalised to guarantee the safety of visitors. The event industry in the Netherlands has fully responded to this, and they are committed to organising events with the same luxurious appearance as before. How do they do this? You will read it in this blog!

Food and Drink
As far as catering is concerned, there are a lot of options to facilitate this in a safe way. The hospitality industry has shown to be very innovative in recent times. An example of this are the many pick-up and delivery options that have been set up. Even star restaurants joined in, and showed that it is also possible at a high level to offer your guests a unique experience in this way.

Such a set-up can also be applied during events. Many event venues have indicated to offer meals and snacks covered in personal boxes. Drinks are also offered in disposables. In addition, plenty of concepts are being developed to ensure that (gala) dinners take place safely. Are you curious about the possibilities that an event location offers? Please feel free to request this information from the relevant organisation.

Routing & Space
In addition to a safe solution for catering, it is of course also important to allow participants of the event to keep sufficient distance during the breaks. The surface of the event location is therefore crucial for the number of participants that can participate in your event.

Communication & Branding
Communication with individual visitors will also be extremely important in the coming period. They will be informed about the least busy routes to the event location, which entrance to take at what time, where to have lunch, which rooms to avoid if it gets too crowded, and how to safely get from one session to the next. Some locations even offer the possibility to participate virtually in a session by means of an app, if the room is too full at that moment.

In addition to individual communication to visitors, there is of course also sufficient (digital) signage available at event locations. You can almost always have these screens designed in your own corporate style, so that your brand and logo are visible everywhere during the entire event. There are also more and more possibilities to combine a live event with a virtual component. This also allows international visitors to participate in the event. In this online environment it is also possible to have your own house style reflected.

Finally
In the coming period, several technical developments will be shared in the field of events. Are you curious about the possibilities that these technological developments entail? Then take a look at this webpage of the Beurs van Berlage. They are currently working on an online environment that also offers the unique ambiance and appearance of the monumental Beurs van Berlage to participants who cannot be present in Amsterdam themselves.

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The future of IT available in the Beurs van Berlage

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Well-functioning IT is indispensable during a successful event. Live streams, live polls, TV broadcasts, live connections, cloud solutions, paperless registration modules, zoom meetings, production office, speaker-ready rooms, separate event networks; it demands a humongous effort from an IT infrastructure. With the ultra-modern IT infrastructure and the installation of Wi-Fi 6, the Beurs van Berlage is not only fully prepared for the digital events of the future, but is also at the forefront with her IT-infrastructure.

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15 februari 2022

Well-functioning IT is indispensable during a successful event. Live streams, live polls, TV broadcasts, live connections, cloud solutions, paperless registration modules, zoom meetings, production office, speaker-ready rooms, separate event networks; it demands a humongous effort from an IT infrastructure. With the ultra-modern IT infrastructure and the installation of Wi-Fi 6, the Beurs van Berlage is not only fully prepared for the digital events of the future, but is also at the forefront with her IT-infrastructure.

In recent months, while it has been deafeningly quiet in the event world, IT partner H&S Computer Services has been quite busy instead. The old Beurs van Berlage IT infrastructure was scrutinised and critically examined how we could make it future-proof in an increasingly digital world. The result is more than 6 kilometres of shielded cabling, 100 managed Wi-Fi 6 access points, very powerful routers, firewall and switches, and a flexible bandwidth of 1.5Gb to 10GB that can be used flexibly. Switches and routers are the backbone of the network. They are continuously monitored and configurations can be made remotely or locally.

In addition to the existing fibre optic internet connection, a second fibre optic connection was realised. The Beurs van Berlage has chosen to enter into a partnership with two independent fibre optic parties, each with their own specialism, so that risks are spread, speed is optimised and the event organiser can be offered a high level of operational reliability.

Part of the fibre can also be configured for live TV or radio broadcasts. A direct connection to the Media Gateway and Master Control room (live TV switching centre) in Hilversum is possible. A live TV broadcast in another country or continent or live streaming to (a) YouTube (channel) are also possible.

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest Wi-Fi standard. The handling of data is at least 4 times better than that of Wi-Fi 5. In general, this does not immediately lead to faster internet, but it does ensure a faster and more stable connection within the network. Setting up and connecting a separate network has always been possible in the Beurs van Berlage, but the high speed within this network is new. Does a speaker want to make last-minute changes to their presentation during your event? This can be done in our speaker-ready room, after which the presentation can easily be sent to the stage by means of a direct connection. Is your speaker in America and is he presenting via a live stream? Then he can easily upload the presentation to the separate cloud server, allowing him to make last-minute adjustments to his presentation.

The new wireless technology of Wi-Fi 6 also provides better Wi-Fi coverage, which is not entirely unimportant during events in a building of more than 170,000 ft2. These wireless facilities can handle large numbers of users at the same time. In addition, it's nice to know that Wi-Fi 6 is getting better and better as time goes by, as more and more devices, such as mobile phones, fully support Wi-Fi 6.

But not everything has to be over the internet. Suppose you are organising a medical conference and you want to show live images of an operation during the conference. Here, details and ultra-sharp images without delay are important. This could be done via the internet, but there is a risk of delay there. In this case we can define a direct route to the hospital in question via a direct glass route.

In short, with our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure and the installation of Wi-Fi 6, the future of IT is already available today in the Beurs van Berlage. If you are curious about the technical details of our IT infrastructure, download our info sheet.

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Unforgettable encounters in the (post) corona era: Beurs van Berlage is ready

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It was a strange experience. What no one ever thought possible actually happened: overnight, the world of events and conferences came to a complete standstill. Suddenly the Beurs van Berlage, just as many other event venues, was confronted with an empty agenda. “All the same, at the start we were still quite busy”, Evelien van Kessel. “Primarily with rescheduling events. This involved many complex activities: you have to reassure organisers, create space in the already full agenda, examine whether the current form of the event will still be suitable a year from now, and discussing with hotels about the already booked rooms for multi-day conferences.”

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25 januari 2022

It was a strange experience. What no one ever thought possible actually happened: overnight, the world of events and conferences came to a complete standstill. Suddenly the Beurs van Berlage, just as many other event venues, was confronted with an empty agenda. “All the same, at the start we were still quite busy”, Evelien van Kessel. “Primarily with rescheduling events. This involved many complex activities: you have to reassure organisers, create space in the already full agenda, examine whether the current form of the event will still be suitable a year from now, and discussing with hotels about the already booked rooms for multi-day conferences.”

Checking what is still possible: restart with small events

It quickly became evident for the Beurs that the solution was not to sit around and wait for the pandemic to pass by. The requirements from the market had to be seriously listened to and new products and services had to be developed. Special attention was given to what was possible, despite all the restrictions and uncertainties. This resulted in a restart with small-scale events, such as concerts and diploma presentations. Rooms were also made available for shareholder's meetings and examinations, and the Beurs was even fitted out as a polling station for the national election. “This was an excellent way to help other sectors that had a lack of space. It was also a relief for our own personnel, because doing nothing is not part of our DNA.”

The next step: entering the Beurs virtually

However, the Beurs did even more, for example by responding to the increasing demand for hybrid and virtual events. Together with partners Faber Audiovisuals, Univate and Plugged Live Shows, a platform was quickly developed that provided organisers with the opportunity to expand their physical event with a virtual experience, or even make it completely digital.

You can enter and participate in the digital Beurs with the ‘Beurs van Berlage Virtual Live Events Platform’. The doorman personally welcomes you, after which you can enter the Beurs foyer. You can hear the buzz from the other participants in the background, just as at a live conference. Evelien is very enthusiastic about this, because in this way it is still possible to experience the ambiance of this monumental building and the personal hospitality. “With an online conference you are often provided with a link. If you click on this link, you normally enter a Zoom environment. But the Beurs is more than this, it is a location that you choose because of its rich history and character. With the platform the experience, even if digitally, is that you are actually in the Beurs van Berlage. The carousel in the platform enables visitors to communicate with other conference visitors, and even ask questions live to the speakers.”

In order to raise hybrid and virtual events to a mature level, the Beurs designed a completely new state-of-the-art event studio: Studio Berlage. Studio Berlage is not just a green screen where a speaker is projected against a different background, but a real stage in one of the historic rooms of the Beurs. Use is made of a LED base surrounded by a virtual world. This enables a lively remote interaction between the audience, the presenters and/or several keynote speakers.

In addition, the Administration Room was converted into a smaller studio, Studio 1903, that is fully equipped to support organisers of smaller online webinars, seminars and other small-scale virtual events.

Online will remain due to its significant added value

The Beurs van Berlage believes that hybrid events will continue, because the online component adds tremendous value. An important benefit is that organisers can now increase their reach. “Normally speaking there is room in the Beurs van Berlage for a maximum of 1300 conference participants. By adding an online component, you can increase the number of participants almost indefinitely. But you can also attract an entirely different target group, because online also works as an on-demand model. People who are only interested in a specific part of the conference only watch that item. Furthermore, watching remotely is very interesting for people who do not want, are not able or are not permitted to travel. You can choose to watch sessions at a later time. You can achieve better results from your event with online additions. Because of the possibility to split a video recording into smaller sections, you can choose to offer them again at a later time. This can be done via a digital channel, for example by means of a subscription, but also during another event.”

Live events will return in full force

But regardless of the value of all the online options, Evelien still believes in the power of live events. “A spontaneous conversation on the floor is very different than communicating via a screen. It is obviously a completely different feeling to visit an event in an international hotspot with charm; a magnificent building, the place to be in the warm heart of Amsterdam, where special things happen.”  

She is convinced that live events will return in their full glory. In her opinion, this will certainly be accompanied by new challenges when it also involves an online component. People watching via a screen are often easily distracted, so that it is more difficult to hold their attention. Conversely: as easy as it is to attend an event from your living room, it requires extra effort to attract people to an on-site visit.

“If you want to be successful with a hybrid event, than you have to actually offer two separate programmes. Those programmes will need to provide a greater differentiating factor than previously. Live conferences are all about an inclusive programme for the entire day, including a good lunch, clean toilets, clear signposting and hospitable personnel. The online component is far more about matters such as the ability of the speakers, the session topics and the content.”

Working together to make a success of your event

The Beurs van Berlage wants to assist organisers of conferences and other events, on how they can best grip their live and online participants. “We have every facility available to completely organise and host an unforgettable conference from A to Z, live, hybrid or completely virtual. Our employees are very experienced and, together with our partners, can relieve an organiser of many tasks. Consider, for instance, the preparatory stage, the registration, the organisation of hotels during the event, the event itself with everything it entails, but also the aftercare. We have everything available to make every event a great success.”

The entire situation during the past eighteen months has certainly led to a great deal of creativity at the Beurs van Berlage. It is clear that the organisation is resilient and can quickly adapt to change. “We never gave up. The crisis has taught us that you always have to have a plan B. An event can then always take place, even if something unexpected occurs. We can always support our customers in some way. Together, we will make a success of your event and ensure that we achieve your ultimate objective: that visitors have an unforgettable experience,” Evelien van Kessel concludes.

Would you like to organise a (hybrid) conference or event in the Beurs van Berlage? Read more here or please contact us.

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In today's world, hybrid events have become indispensable. It comes as no surprise to anyone that excellent technology and the latest audiovisual resources are essential during such a hybrid event. But how can you, as an organiser, ensure that this technique gives your event an extra dimension and creates an unforgettable experience for both your physically present guests and the online participants. How does state-of-the-art equipment in a monumental setting provide that unforgettable experience? 

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6 december 2021

In today's world, hybrid events have become indispensable. It comes as no surprise to anyone that excellent technology and the latest audiovisual resources are essential during such a hybrid event. But how can you, as an organiser, ensure that this technique gives your event an extra dimension and creates an unforgettable experience for both your physically present guests and the online participants. How does state-of-the-art equipment in a monumental setting provide that unforgettable experience? 

What is a hybrid event? 

A hybrid event brings together the best of both worlds. On the one hand it is business as usual: your live guests attend sessions in an inspiring location and network with other participants. At the same time, there is a virtual component, which allows online participants to view the same sessions remotely and to connect with the room or other online visitors. With the right concept you create a community feeling and you give all participants an unforgettable experience. 

The importance of interaction 

During a hybrid event, it is important to give both speakers and participants the opportunity to interact. For example, a presenter can have a live conversation in Amsterdam with a keynote speaker from China, who answers a question from an online participant from America, to which the live audience in Amsterdam can respond. But how can you make sure this runs smoothly? That everyone can see each other well, can understand each other well, that it is not necessary to switch between images all the time, but that everything can be displayed clearly? That speakers and participants experience the most impressive visual experience? In the Beurs van Berlage this is possible by means of The Curve. 

The added value of the Curve 

The Curve is an impressive 13 meters long and 4 meters high LED wall that is set up in the monumental Effectenbeurszaal of the Beurs van Berlage. Due to its impressive width, The Curve makes it possible to show both the speaker with his presentation and the online participant at the same time during a hybrid event. During a medical conference, the presenting doctor can also be viewed simultaneously with a live video of an operation. Thanks to the collaboration with Faber Audiovisuals, it is possible to leave an unforgettable impression on speakers and participants with this great LED technology. But what about sponsors? 

Maximum exposure for Sponsors

During a live event, sponsors have the opportunity to be visible through a booth. But you can also give your sponsors extensive visibility online by using The Curve. Due to the width of the screen, sponsors can easily stay in the picture throughout the session, giving them maximum exposure during your event, for both the online and physically present participants. Or how about an interview with your sponsor, broadcasted remotely on the LED screen that is displayed in his house style during the presentation? The possibilities are endless. 

Showcase hybrid event

Are you curious about how The Curve has been used in practice during an event in the Beurs van Berlage? Then view the showcase of the 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems that took place in the Beurs at the end of September 2021.

The Beurs van Berlage is not only a beautiful historic location in the centre of Amsterdam, but offers all the facilities you need for a successful hybrid event. By bringing together history and the latest technology, we create an unforgettable experience for your visitors! 

Contact us to discover what we can do for you. 

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This time calls for creativity and adaptability. Can your conference still be organised safely during this time and the period that follows? Yes, you can.

The Beurs van Berlage is fully engaged in these creative adjustments, which means that there are still many possibilities for your conference.

Read more about it in the blog.

Blog Can I still organise my conference safely in the (post) corona time?

9 november 2021

The corona crisis has disrupted society. The medical world has had to perform at peak performance for months to cope with the influx of patients. There is a big difference in other sectors. Some are busier than ever, while other sectors have virtually come to a standstill. What all sectors have in common is that this situation requires a great deal of creativity and adaptability.

Knowledge exchange about safety at conferences

A lot of new knowledge is needed to deal with the new situation. As a result, almost everyone has a great need to exchange experiences and knowledge. This concerns knowledge about how to deal with the current situation surrounding the corona crisis, but certainly also knowledge exchange that is essential to stay up-to-date in one's own field. Conferences have always been an important time to network and transfer knowledge. But is it still possible to organise these safely?

An important consideration for this is the safety of passenger transport. Now that the lockdown measures have been scaled down, the traffic on the roads is slowly increasing again. In addition, the NS timetable is also being scaled up again. This also increasingly applies to international train traffic. Event locations also facilitate parking and alternative transport options, such as bicycle rental and taxi services. It is therefore again possible for visitors to travel safely to event locations.

Virtual or hybrid events

The event industry, like many other industries, has recently been busy looking for opportunities to allow personal meetings to take place safely. One of the most striking possibilities is the increased possibility of hosting virtual or hybrid events. Many event locations have the technical capabilities in-house to offer both speakers and event attendees the option to only attend the event online. For speakers there is sometimes even the option of presenting by means of a hologram.

Adjust routing in building

In addition, many event locations have adapted the routing in the building. As a result, visitors no longer walk past each other. Instead, pedestrian traffic from hall to hall becomes one-way. Because visitors no longer walk past each other, the risk of contamination is considerably reduced and visitors have enough space to move through the building in a safe way and to keep sufficient distance from each other.

Are you curious about how event locations give substance to safe gatherings in practice? Take a look at the possibilities in the Beurs van Berlage and download the info sheet on the right. We offer various innovative solutions to allow your conference to take place in a safe manner.

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Since the year 1903 the Beurs van Berlage has been a charming international hotspot. A building with grandeur and the place to be in the soul of Amsterdam where special things happen every day. Events, fairs, exhibitions and prestigious conferences.

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Three ways to achieve a better result from an online/hybrid event

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Organising a successful high-level online or hybrid event requires slightly more than just transferring camera images via Zoom.

The Beurs van Berlage will be pleased to work with you on how you can achieve the highest possible return from online. In this blog we discuss three promising options.

Blog Three ways to achieve a better result from an online/hybrid event

1 oktober 2021

Organising a successful high-level online or hybrid event requires slightly more than just transferring camera images via Zoom. The costs are often far higher than one expects. But because digitally you can reach a far larger target audience, there are plenty of opportunities for this investment to more than pay for itself. The Beurs van Berlage will be pleased to work with you on how you can achieve the highest possible return from online. In this blog we discuss three promising options.

Time passes very quickly for visitors to a physical event. There are readings by fascinating speakers and in between there are opportunities to meet new people and to network. There is often time to visit the town or city and at the end of the day there is a dinner. Online participants miss this atmosphere. Offering an amended online programme is the best way to captivate online participants and let them feel involved.

Professional support makes an online programme more attractive

A special online programme captivates viewers, but you need professionals to achieve this. Professionals who operate lights, sound and cameras, but also a director and a presenter. People who provide digital support are also important,  because the chat function must work, as well as the alternative link, in the event that the connection fails. With a glance behind the scenes, a preview and summing up, an interview with a keynote speaker and with visitors on the floor, tremendously increases the attraction of online events.

But how can you achieve the best possible result?

  1. Through ticket sales. People are willing to pay for a professionally designed event with interesting speakers. The fee is generally lower than for the physical part but the programme is usually also shorter. For example, because only the most important session is transmitted live.
  2. Through expansion of the target group. You can achieve a far greater reach with an online event: by attracting participants who would never attend a live gathering.
  3. By recording the content. You can offer videos of the sessions throughout the year as an on-demandThis enables you to also reach people who are only interested in one specific part. Or people who, on the day of the live event, are not willing or able to travel. During congresses from associations an entry or introductory price is sometimes offered to non-members, who can first watch a limited part of the programme. If they become interested they can then watch other parts later. Furthermore, live visitors quite often want to watch a session for a second time.
  4. Through sponsoring. Sponsors are often present with a stand at a live event. They can also show what they have to offer during an online event. For example, by applying their corporate colours to the virtual environment or by displaying their name on the screen. Or what about an interview with the sponsor?

Beurs van Berlage likes to work together to achieve your objectives

The Beurs van Berlage will be pleased to help you develop a programme that increases your reach and delivers added value. We have everything available to provide online viewers with a 5-star experience. For example, a copy of the Beurs van Berlage building has been created in 3D on one of our two digital platforms, allowing the viewers to feel as if they are actually present in the building. In addition, we have two studios fully equipped with professional AV equipment. We have people who know how to deploy technology to bring your message across. We have cameras in all rooms so that we can provide content as raw data, but if required also in an assembled form. Together we can provide a digital programme that will captivate your target group and deliver a high return.

Earlier this year the Beurs van Berlage carried out a survey which showed that organisers find it a challenge to develop a revenue model for online. Would you like to read more about this survey? Download the report “The event of the future”.

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Hotspot since 1903

Since the year 1903 the Beurs van Berlage has been a charming international hotspot. A building with grandeur and the place to be in the soul of Amsterdam where special things happen every day. Events, fairs, exhibitions and prestigious conferences.

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Beurs van Berlage receives quality certificate

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Amsterdam, August 19, 2021 – The fact that quality is of paramount importance at the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage is apparent from their mission statement 'To be the best conference and event centre at 5-star level'. This mission was reinforced yesterday afternoon, by being granted the quality mark YOIN excellent meeting places.

News Beurs van Berlage receives quality certificate YOIN excellent meeting places

19 augustus 2021

Amsterdam, August 19, 2021 – The fact that quality is of paramount importance at the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage is apparent from their mission statement 'To be the best conference and event centre at 5-star level'. This mission was reinforced yesterday afternoon, by being granted the quality certificate YOIN excellent meeting places.

“By offering personal attention and five-star quality, we ensure that all conferences and events that take place in the Beurs van Berlage are always of the highest possible level,” says Beurs van Berlage Marketing Manager Willemijn de Vet. “We are therefore very proud that, with the YOIN excellent meeting places certificate, we have received recognition for this effort and can show proof that the Beurs van Berlage is indeed an Excellent Meeting Place!”

In a era when contacts between people increasingly take place in a virtual world, the need for contact in the real world is not diminishing. On the contrary; the value of meeting in person actually increases, as do the  quality requirements.

The Beurs van Berlage offers a platform for people to meet each other. In a historic ambiance in the absolute centre of the city, around the story of trade, entrepreneurship and architecture, the Beurs van Berlage offers opportunities to both business and private visitors.

This makes the Beurs van Berlage the Hotspot since 1903 where everyone wants to meet in the centre of the city. Synergy plays an important role in all these meetings and in the total programming. Every encounter leads to enrichment and an unforgettable experience for our guests.

“The Beurs van Berlage has been set up and staffed as a versatile and professional event location. Regardless of the historical 'constraints', the venue goes above and beyond to meet today's convention and meeting standards. As far as I'm concerned, they pass with flying colours.” According to inspector Michiel Smilde. “In recent years, the location has developed at a high level into an important versatile (inter)national meeting and event location. Craftsmanship is of paramount importance.”

YOIN excellent meeting places is the reliable quality brand for conference and event locations. YOIN excellent meeting places advises, supports and assesses locations on quality, expertise, reliability, innovation and service. In addition, the network ensures high-quality exchange and development of knowledge, so that participating professionals are continuously supported in business and individual development and professionalization.

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