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Cincinnati’s DECC to Host Webinar/Hybrid Event About Hybrid Events on July 15

Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center, in collaboration with Prestige Audio Visual and Creative Services, and their downtown Cincinnati partners are excited to announce “Hybrid Events-Confusing Possibilities Made Simple,”  on July 15 at 2 p.m. EST.  Attendees may join live in Cincinnati, Ohio, or virtually, to learn how a hybrid event can be a successful solution for planning meetings in these difficult times.

Registrants can expect an event with the traditional meeting elements, combined with virtual capabilities and live interaction for all attendees, remote or onsite.  The event will kick off with a concise, webinar-style program followed by mixed-format live breakouts.  Attendees will be able to interact with industry professionals and peers live or virtually.  Focused breakout topics will run concurrently, and post-event, all content will be available on the DECC website.

Breakout sessions will help answer key questions about the events industry moving forward and provide insight into how the DECC and Cincinnati are ready to host your event.

Breakouts include the following:

Event Planning: Logistics and Solutions: Join Director of Event Services Lia Smith and her team as they help take the confusion and concern out of floorplan design and event production.

Connecting Through Culinary Collections: Learn what’s new with Spectra Food Services and Hospitality at the DECC. FS&H General Manager Terry Zajo and Executive Chef Purvill Chaney break down new menus, café renovations and much more.

Event Packages: Can I afford a Hybrid Event?: There are infinite possibilities for live event functionality.  The same applies to Virtual and Hybrid events. Paul Ramstetter and the Prestige Team will present some helpful price points for multiple event types.

Safety First: Cleanliness Protocols: The DECC is committed to providing a safe, clean environment and the DECC standards established in 2006 continue to exceed current expectations. Join DECC’s Operations Team led by Jackie Tauber and PathoSans representatives, to hear what we’ve always been doing, the adjustments made due to COVID-19, and what we’re planning for the future.

Clean Stay and Event Ready: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Q&A: Join the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza staff, led by Bob Louis, in this engaging Q&A Session.

Contract Negotiations During and Post-COVID Q&A: Director of Sales Justin Markle and his team are ready to answer all questions related to contracting space and booking an event at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Caring for Our Community: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati Q&A: Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll find the ideal spaces to relax, work, and play. Relax and enjoy. Lauren Miquez and the Hyatt team will answer your questions in this Q&A session.

AV Health & Safety Tips: New Technology & S.O.P.: Questions about AV equipment cleaning and sanitization standards or wondering about new technology related to social distancing at live events? Kathleen Kronauer has those questions covered.

A little Fun: Party for Planners: We’re holistically caring for the whole meeting planner. In these uncertain times, if you need a unique pick-me-up, join Kathryn Gardette as she has a little fun.

Collaboration: Partners that Care: This pre-recorded panel discussion combines Cincinnati’s hometown events partners as they address the topics that are concerning many meeting planners today.  Join Paul Ramstetter as he moderates a lively discussion between Lauren Miguez, Andy Conklin, Bob Louis and Justin Markle. Attendees may interact with Live Chat and responses.

“I’m so proud of our team for their hard work and dedication during this uncertain time,” says Spectra’s Ric Booth, DECC general manager. “We all want to get back to business, and Cincinnati is providing solutions for that to happen safely and successfully.”

All meeting planners, event professionals and suppliers are welcome to attend.  Those interested in attending and learning more can register here.

The Duke Energy Convention Center is managed by Spectra and located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, within blocks of top-rated restaurants, bars, pro-sports venues and attractions. The Center boasts innovative design features that welcome creative event plans and versatile spaces to accommodate both large and small groups. The 40,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom is the largest and most spectacular in the Midwest. In addition, the Center offers 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit spaces and 30 deluxe meeting rooms. DECC offers free Wi-Fi areas, an in-house AV company, telecommunications provider and show-stopping catering cuisine. For more info, visit www.duke-energycenter.com or call (513) 419-7300.

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. For more info, visit SpectraExperiences.com or follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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