As we begin our fourth quarter of what has been an unprecedented and challenging year, we wanted to share with you the work Hallpax has been doing to make event-planning in Africa as efficient and safe as we can for our clients and their guests. We understand that travel and in-person events are hanging in limbo to COVID-19, but everyone here at Hallpax is moving forward with virtual events and other services to provide our customers with the best experience possible.
During our last quarter, Hallpax expanded by opening our first office in the U.S. We were very excited to pursue opportunities within the U.S.; however, due to COVID-19, we had to close down our office and become virtual just a couple of weeks after moving in. Although this was unexpected, we have been able to keep working remotely and are quickly adjusting to the new norm of working from home. We are working on exciting new events and opportunities we are thrilled to share with you.
At Hallpax, we believe in bringing people together to start conversations about long-term solutions. One way we are doing this is with our latest virtual event, Cultivate Africa. This event focuses on discussing the newest challenges COVID-19 brings to agriculture in Africa. We have partnered with the African Union Commission (AUC) to open up conversations about production, distribution, trading, and market access of agricultural commodities and services. With multiple keynote speakers, virtual networking lounges, and conference rooms, Cultivate Africa is allowing you the sense of community and conversation you would have at an in-person event, but all online.
We understand that the central drawl to in-person events is the long-term relationships built while networking with others. Our team has allowed our attendees to still gain those same long term relationships they look forward to by providing the professional technology and necessary virtual event platforms.
Hallpax is also excited to announce another virtual conference, Travel Africa. We plan to hold this event in May 2021. With recent industry trends we have seen, the travel industry has been one that was most affected during COVID-19. With multiple travel restrictions varying from country to country, Africa is not getting nearly the amount of tourists they are used to. Africa depends heavily on tourists coming in from the western world, so this has caused a dramatic drop in financial security. This conference will open up a continental conversation around aviation, hotels, tour guides, and how to make travel to Africa safe.
With Travel Africa, we want to explore a new way of travel by looking at neighboring countries. Instead of looking far, Travel Africa wants to talk about narrowing the focus on closer to home. This includes seeing what other countries have to offer and create travel income within the continent and what opportunities might be available there.
As the new quarter starts, Hallpax is eagerly looking forward to providing our clients new opportunities to maintain their events with hybrid or virtual solutions. With all the hard work we have seen throughout the quarter, we want to thank everyone involved for allowing us to grow a company that prides itself in its community. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead for next year!