Branson Embraces the Benefits of Hybrid Meetings and Events

Acknowledging the beneficial components of hybrid options for meetings and events, Branson’s hospitality community adapted and embraced the change happening to an industry catapulted into a digitally-focused era.

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As the hybrid and virtual event revolution rose to the occasion as a solution for getting back to safely meeting, Branson CVB followed suit by adapting to accommodate the new mindset planners would have when planning future events in our destination.

Hybrid 101

By now, the term “hybrid” has become familiar messaging followed by “meetings and events.” Consisting of both an in-person component and a virtual component, hybrid meetings and events are essentially about providing two different experiences in one event—and bridging the gap to engage both audiences. They are driving digital transformation and have become a solution that’s helped paved the new way—and they are here to stay.

Branson’s hotels, venues and suppliers have become knowledgeable on how to provide hybrid options with sophisticated virtual capabilities and upgraded technical operations for meetings and events in our destination.

Bridging the Gap at BCC

When your meeting destination consists of a 220,000-square-foot convention center in a state-of-the-art bi-level setting like the Branson Convention Center (BCC), the technical capabilities for hybrid and virtual options go above and beyond to ensure the success of events. As a high-tech architectural gem, BCC features the latest in meeting technology—including LCD screens in all meeting rooms, high-speed Internet and WiFi, video conferencing, soundproof rooms, and endless audio/visual possibilities.

Notable Mention: Hybrid options proved to be beneficial after a successful Good Morning, Branson event. Seventy-five people socially distanced in-person with additional Branson Chamber and CVB members joining the event virtually. The high production live streaming was in thanks to the partnership with the Branson Convention Center.

Hilton Hotels With Hybrid Options

Both the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel and the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing are participating properties in the Meetings Simplified™ by Hilton program, which offers simplified meeting packages ideal for smaller groups—and includes technology services to utilize in hybrid and virtual events. Hilton has partnered with customers and planners to deliver an elevated standard for event experience and engagement. Planners will have access to Hilton EventReady resources and best practices for event design, hybrid events, technology and networking.

Making Room for Zoom

Radisson Hotel Group has designed an innovative way to use Zoom to help event planners rethink large-scale corporate meetings and conferences as hybrid events. For Radisson Hotel Branson’s 14 meeting rooms covering 15,000 square feet of space, Zoom Rooms provide a no-hassle, all-in-one video conference room system at the hotel’s meeting spaces; this allows attendees to gather in smaller, socially distanced groups and connect by video to other satellite meeting locations with one click. Learn more about Radisson’s hybrid meeting experience.

Meetings and Events, Fit to Your Vision

Branson’s Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center offers picturesque views of lakeside luxury and Ozark beauty and features upgraded tech capabilities that can accommodate both in-person and virtual audiences. Enhancements include professional meeting specialists, virtual venue tours and site visits, interactive seating diagrams, digital event check-in, hybrid meeting options, and more.

Hybrid Options Making a Big {Cedar} Impact

Located in the Missouri Ozark Mountains overlooking Table Rock Lake, Branson’s Big Cedar Lodge is a 4,600-acre enclave that offers a collection of 16 adaptable event spaces with a professional staff of technicians and conference experts that have a complete inventory of modern audio and visual technology to suit planners’ hybrid and virtual event needs.

Here to Help Hop on the Hybrid Bandwagon

Branson CVB’s expert sales team can help planners drive attendance for meetings—both in-person and virtual. Collaborating with our meeting partners in the hospitality community, we have adapted and adopted upgraded tech capabilities and new methods to help pave the way for hybrid meetings and events in Branson. Contact our team to learn more.

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