George Quaye asks event stakeholders to reduce prices to enhance event business
Event Planner Bureau, George Quaye has called on event stakeholders to implement “corona rate,” a rate that will reduce events cost for organisers to be able to organise more events in the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to him, gaining sponsors in times like this is very difficult and it will help if venue owners and other stakeholders slash down the cost of hosting a programme.
Speaking on Max Television in Accra on Thursday as monitored by Spot On News, the popular host and event bureau stated that the outbreak of the pandemic has affected the cost of organising event.
“The cost of venue has not decreased, the cost of getting artiste on a show has not decreased upon all that we use more lightning system in organising events since they are hybrid ones,” he added.
Mr Quaye said COVID-19 pandemic has made many event organisers to organise hybrid of events.
“Now before we organise event, we think of doing it in a hybrid way or with just limited number of people. If we go hybrid we use lots of lights to make the stage beautiful for those who watch it virtually have a good view.”
“Due to the pandemic we put in many measures to ensure patrons and performers are well protected so we don’t sell lots of tickets as we used to. That affect the money we gain so we will plead for corona rate to enhance our business,” Mr Quaye said.
He also charged event decorators to learn more about the use of lightning to step up their game.
Mr Quaye noted that the measures in containing the virus has switched more events and stage to a screen work, thus needed people with technical know-how to organise events.