Digital Global Conference 

EVENT: Digital Global Conference

INDUSTRY: Food Delivery

NO. OF DELEGATES: 1,700 attendees

OBJECTIVES:

A food delivery organisation approached First Event in February to help plan and manage their first digital global conference in October 2021.

The client’s main objective for holding the conference was to bring their technical team together from across the globe in one inclusive space and host a combination of external and internal speaker sessions.

OVERVIEW:

The conference was hosted on a bespoke event website created by First Event and was set across four days with twenty five speaker sessions running in two concurrent streams.

Prior to the event registrants were able to log onto the site and create their own personalised agenda. This enabled them to engage with the sessions before the event had even begun.

As well as the speaker session streams, the event map also included other features of interest to increase the participant experience:

  • A photo booth
  • A digital mosaic wall
  • An area with on-demand content
  • A networking area - for attendees to share knowledge and interact with each other virtually
  • A green room - used by speakers to meet and practice their material

A chat function was also integrated to allow interaction during the sessions and to enable participation in live Q&As.

RESULTS:

Our client was delighted with the success of the conference and First Event received the following feedback:

“I cannot overstate how lucky we were to work with First Event on this project. Our naivety and the complexity of our ambitions could have been a perfect storm. Instead, we were able to produce an industry-standard four-day event with delegates and speakers from five countries in seven time zones. As you might expect from a tech company, our development standards are high. Our delegates were particularly impressed by the platform UX and stability. I am extremely impressed by your event team. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were particularly demanding clients. The success of the event means we have decided to make this an annual event and very much look forward to working with First Event again.’