Success Stories: Networking at the Grandstand Classic Kentucky Derby

M&M Productions USA provides turnkey solutions for immersive, technology supported virtual and hybrid events such as the Grandstand Classic Kentucky Derby virtual pre-party hosted by Make-A-Wish East Tennessee.

The annual event is hosted in May in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby and includes power networking, a silent auction, meetings and a derby viewing party.

For the virtual event, we arranged a virtual horse race with 10 heats. Attendees could participate by picking horses through donations with prizes for the winners. The emcee led the show and encouraged donations.

Within the virtual platform, the networking components included a map with names of attendees at digital “tables.” Just like an in-person event, attendees could click to enter or approach the table and chat with the members there.

This event that is typically held in person in East Tennessee was able to add national participation for networking through the successful virtual application.