Aventri Premiers Industry’s First Purpose-Built Hybrid & Virtual Event Solution
The native streaming tool developed from client insights
Event management software (EMS) leader Aventri announces the launch of the Aventri Virtual Event Platform. This first-to-market solution was created in close collaboration with Aventri’s customers to solve for delivery of virtual events in the current challenging environment and also to address the coming need to deliver hybrid events using a best-in-class, single platform solution.
More than 80 percent of planners believe virtual components will be added to all future in-person events, according to research conducted by Aventri in April 2020. The Aventri Virtual Event Platform is fully integrated with the end-to-end Avenrtri platform, enabling event and meeting organizers to easily add a virtual component to any event. In addition, the solution provides a seamless flow of data, delivers a consistent user experience and eliminates the need for multiple vendors or solutions.
“When COVID-19 hit, we knew that as an industry leader we needed to provide support to our clients and come up with a solution to allow them to continue to host events through Aventri,” said Shane Edmonds, CTO at Aventri. “The Aventri Virtual Event Platform gives clients the ability to continue to host their meetings and events in a platform they are already familiar with, that houses their event data and meets their company’s security standards.”
The Aventri product and development teams consulted with nearly 150 Aventri clients to ensure the Virtual Platform addresses use cases based on different event sizes, yearly event volume and widely varied event formats. As a result, the new solution meets the needs of what clients are looking for today and the future by providing an integrated solution with a superior viewing platform and best-in-class tracking and reporting capabilities.
Major features of the Aventri Virtual Event Platform include:
- Multiple event formats – Single session, multi-level track events, and multi-day event programs are just some of the formats the platform supports. With the ability to host live, utilize pre-recorded videos and record event sessions, the platform provides the flexibility to deliver content the way audiences choose to consume it.
- Customizable session experiences – Planners can allow attendees to enable video. They can also create personalized welcome messages, incorporate slide annotations, arrange handout distribution, manage Q&A’s, and enable public and private chat.
- Real-time insights – Having one solution to deliver all their events gives organizers the power to report on hybrid, virtual and in-person experiences. They can gather insights on what sessions are most popular, with metrics around session dwell time and engagement. In addition, they can run reports across registration data, session attendance, marketing data and more.
- Robust security – As a 100 percent browser-based tool, there is no need to download software to join sessions. Built as a native part of the Aventri platform, the Virtual Event Platform provides the same infrastructure and security standards as Aventri’s core platform, including local in-region data centers, full TLS encryption for attendees, and SSO.
“When it came to finding a solution to help planners with their virtual event needs, we knew that we wanted our customers to be a part of the process,” said Aventri Senior Product Manager Christina Ference. “When surveying our customers, it was clear that virtual is an immediate need for them, but they also needed a product that could support them when live events come back into the picture. Building the Aventri Virtual Event Solution directly into the core product gives our clients the flexibility to change their event environment at a moment’s notice, but still keep all the essential data collected.”