DC-based Event Planner Andrew Roby Helps Companies Shift to Hybrid Holiday Parties
Andrew Roby Events is helping companies navigate pandemic challenges through corporate parties that offer in-person and online options.
Washington, DC (PRUnderground) November 16th, 2021
With Thanksgiving approaching, holiday party planning is in full swing. As companies contemplate whether or not to throw a party during the pandemic, Andrew Roby Events is helping them achieve the ideal solution with hybrid events. Hybrid events promote easier social distancing and help to include those who can’t attend in person.
Andrew Roby Events is a black-owned event planning company based in Washington D.C. They also serve Los Angeles and Dallas for corporate and non-profit events, fundraisers, social gatherings, and weddings. Founder Andrew Roby says hybrid events for corporations may include virtual concerts to show appreciation to employees, gifting experiences for VIPS, employees and family, and wellness exercises to help with work-life-balance and mental health.
“Virtual is the safest option if a company wants to have a public facing event or an event for their employees, but people have been locked down for so long that they are wanting to get out of their normal environment. Hybrid events can allow for a full virtual experience for those who want it or a chance for in-person interaction for those who feel comfortable venturing out,” said Roby.
As the pandemic lingers, hybrid events are growing in popularity, and his company helps ensure that safety is a top priority. “With the proper care, these events can be executed in accordance with CDC protocols so that they can be both interactive and safe.”
According to Metrigy Research, about 50% of corporate event attendees prefer the hybrid event format over exclusively in-person or virtual-only events and consider it the ideal format for future events. Businesses tend to agree. Just this year, 64% of businesses said they’re increasing their virtual events, and 58% said they’re planning for a mix of virtual and in-person events.
Roby said he, too, believes that hybrid event production is here to stay. “Many companies continue to offer virtual and even hybrid events leading into the last quarter of the year. We believe they will continue after the pandemic wanes because they increase attendance and accommodate people who may be limited by distance, childcare concerns, and other factors.”
Roby is known for his inclusivity in the events industry. He is the CEO and Founder of the National Events Council, a leading voice for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the event planning world.
During Roby’s 13 years in the industry, his company has been celebrated by WeddingChicks.com, The Knot, Washingtonian Magazine, Modern Luxury, Bride and Groom, Aisle Perfect, Logo TV, CNN, FOX and CBS. To learn more about Andrew Roby’s award winning event planning company, visit AndrewRobyEvents.com
About Andrew Roby Events
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