On 9 July 2020, Spier Wine Farm launched its hybrid and virtual conferencing offerings with an evening of fun and entertainment that was attended by both in-person and at-home guests.

The launch showcased the range of virtual event opportunities that are now possible with Spier. Guests were entertained with comedy acts by Alan Committie and Nik Rabinowitz, live music, a virtual Segway tour around Spier’s organic pastures, a demonstration on how to make by pizza by Chef PJ Vadas, an introduction to the art of mosaic, and a chocolate and wine tasting presented by Spier winemaker Anton Swarts. For the tastings, virtual attendees did not miss out in the least, having received a box with Spier’s new canned Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot and artisanal chocolates in advance so they could taste along with everyone else.

“I believe this world-class virtual offering can meet the need for people to connect. We’ve got a product that can help you get your teams or clients together in a way that feels natural and can beautifully showcase your product and facilitate business.”

Spier GM, Joep Schoof, says, “Since the start of the pandemic we immediately switched to innovation mode and has been able to re-invent some parts of our business to continue serving customers. I believe this world-class virtual offering can meet the need for people to connect. We’ve got a product that can help you get your teams or clients together in a way that feels natural and can beautifully showcase your product and facilitate business.”

Spier has brought together a team of experienced event producers and technical experts who will use their sophisticated software to support every aspect of virtual and hybrid events. This offering is an end-to-end solution, that includes registration, ticketing and email campaigns.

Spier has brought together a team of experienced event producers and technical experts who will use their sophisticated software to support every aspect of virtual and hybrid events.

The virtual event platform offers live streaming of sessions, live Q&As and polls, the option of breakout rooms, and attendance analytics. All of this is supported by Spier’s fast internet and audio-visual tech capabilities.

For those delegates who attend hybrid events in person, Spier has varied offerings too. These include beautiful outdoor locations and spacious venues, all of which are well ventilated and suited to physical distancing. Other best practice health and safety standards have been implemented, including stepped up hygiene practices and adaptations to how food and beverages are made and served.

For more information on conferencing at Spier, visit www.spier.co.za/conference or email conference@spier.co.za.