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Hybrid Events in Kaunas: The new Reality and Creative Opportunities

The truth is that the new normal means balancing between the real and the virtual. So, let’s see how Kaunas is ready to host hybrid events for your company.

We’ve spent more time in our homes than ever during the past year, but the situation allows us to return to the ‘real’ offices and event spaces. Who’d debate the fact that real business meetings and conferences, product launches and shows have been missed, and reducing one’s screen time is a top priority these days.

The truth is that the new normal means balancing between the real and the virtual. So, let’s see how Kaunas is ready to host hybrid events for your company.

How to work?

Virtual meetings, fashion shows, festivals and a Zoom account that never sleeps – oh, how much we are tired from these, despite the amazing content created during the pandemics. But there are many benefits we’ve learned about, so combining these and safe live practices can lead to fantastic hybrid event solutions that guarantee added value to both attendees and organisers.

With a hybrid event, you can significantly boost the number of ticket sales and the size of the audience without compromising your aesthetical and creative wishes and financial possibilities when choosing a location. The physical site can be used for innovative scenography, yet an online broadcast allows combining outdoor and indoor areas and transmitting your ideas to other continents. In many cases, such creative combinations like that lead to reduced costs of your events.

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BLC and Vienybės Square are open for your ideas. Photoby A. Aleksandravičius.

Whom to work with?

As mediators between various businesses and cultural institutions in Kaunas, from our own experience, we can recommend a handful of top-level professional event organisers that we know for sure will deliver quality as well as offer innovations. Book them before their calendars are full! Our top recommendations are Eventas, Creativa, Lietuvis and Delta Tours.

If you have already chosen a partner or organise the event in-house but need extra help with filming and streaming, we recommend Zoom TV.

Where to work?

The biggest multifunctional arena in the Baltics, Žalgirio Arena, can become the location of your hybrid or 100% virtual event. The spaces are equipped with screens, lighting, sound system and conference broadcast platform. There’s a restaurant on-site, Sala, ready to fulfil the catering needs.

This May, the biggest hotel in Kaunas was upgraded and is now called Radisson Hotel Kaunas. It meets the highest Scandinavian standards in all terms, including the service, the interior design and the catering. You can even add speed Covid-19 testing service while booking a conference hall in Radisson.

One of the new business centres in the downtown area, Magnum, offers excellent sights of river Nemunas and shows off spectacular architectural decisions. It offers transformable conference halls for up to 200 participants.

magnum stogasMagnum. Photo by A. Aleksandravičius

Yet another hot spot on the map is the Lithuanian House of Basketball, beautifully integrated into the nature of the confluence of Nemunas and Neris rivers. Before a basketball museum opens there, it’s possible to book the ground floor space already equipped with all the technical solutions. This space fits up to 200 people, and there’s another one on the first floor. There’s also a bar on-site that can be used for coffee breaks or a small event.

I auksto sale. A.Aleksandravicius 2House of Basketball. Photo by A. Aleksandravičius

KN E.Lasys 2House of Basketball. Photo by E. Lasys.

Need more ideas? Monte Pacis, the hospitality complex located in the Baroque Pažaislis monastery, can be perfect as a filming or broadcasting location. Then there’s Kauno Dokas, a contemporary business centre in a picturesque area by river Neris, and BLC Business Leaders Centre surrounding the renovated Vienybės square (which has already proved to be a perfect location for hybrid events such as the birthday of Lithuanian National Radio and Television).

SuperNova 26Monte Pacis. Photo by BURO LT.

A Kaunastic coffee break

An event in Kaunas would not be complete without a kaunastic twist. Why not, between talks or presentations, show one or more videos our partners and us have created about the upcoming European Capital of Culture title, architecture, nature, street art and gastronomic adventures in Kaunas? We can also share our vast collection of kaunastic moments captured by the most talented photographers.

Another idea for a break is a real or virtual visit to one of the numerous museums of Kaunas or a guided tour along one of the dozens of kaunastic routes (available online here). Our team can recommend the best guides as well as organise the tours tailored to the needs and interests of your employees and guests.


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