International experience to power your virtual events

By Truro and Penwith College Business - 15th February 2021

International events manager, Darren Hoare has teamed up with Truro and Penwith College Business to deliver a free webinar in virtual event management.  

Darren, originally from Truro, has a decade of event management experience that has seen him deliver events from Cornwall to the Middle East, working with brands such as Porsche, Caesars Palace and Meraas. 

His impressive career has included working at high-profile festivals such as The Diriyah Seasons, a series of international sports and entertainment events in Saudi Arabia and Yasalam, the official after-race concert of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix with headline acts including Mumford & Sons, Calvin Harris and Pink. 

The Utilising Virtual Events webinar will run twice from 9:30am on Friday 26 February and Tuesday 02 March. Thanks to part-funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the College’s Innovation in Higher Level Skills, Digital Skills for Growth and Hospitality Table Cornwall projects, the event is completely free to attend (subject to eligibility). 

The webinar is primarily aimed at those looking to move a physical event to the virtual space due to impacts of Covid-19 and anyone working for an SME or micro business (including sole traders) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is eligible to attend. 

Covering how to design, plan and deliver a virtual event, the session will introduce software, tools, techniques and Darren’s hints and tips to manage a successful virtual event that achieves business objectives.  

Anyone interested in attending can find more information and register their place online: 

26 February:www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/utilisingvirtualevents  

02 March: www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/utilisingvirtualeventsHTC  

Darren Hoare commented: “With everything that is happening successful virtual events are integral to businesses and I can’t wait to team up with the College to deliver this webinar. 

“We’ll be starting from the very beginning, figuring out what your objectives are, what you want to achieve from your event and how to successfully execute them, covering every type of virtual event from webinars to conferences and meetings”.  

Laura Hames, ESF Contracts Manager at Truro and Penwith College said: “We are thrilled that Darren has offered to support this event and offer this level of expertise to the College’s employer partners and wider business community, thanks to the support of the ESF and our projects team. 

“Virtual events have quickly become a key part of all our operations over the last twelve months and we’re expecting this to be a really popular, highly valued opportunity. I’d encourage anyone whose business is hosting or considering hosting a virtual event to come along and benefit from Darren’s advice”.  

To register your place visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/events, call 07542 226099 or email [email protected]

To find out more about how Truro and Penwith College can support your business visit www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/trainingsolutions 

Virtual events have quickly become a key part of all our operations over the last twelve months and we’re expecting this to be a really popular, highly valued opportunity. I’d encourage anyone whose business is hosting or considering hosting a virtual event to come along and benefit from Darren’s advice

- Laura Hames, Truro and Penwith College
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