The starting conditions for Gurgl Carat were anything but easy. At the end of January 2020, the first event took place. Just under 7 weeks later, the covid pandemic had also arrived in Austria - ski resorts were closed, all gatherings prohibited, travel was completely stopped. For about two years, everyday life was characterized by minor and major restrictions: the event industry in particular was subject to severe regulations. Nevertheless, events still took place during this time, such as the "Ötztaler Abend” press event, of course in compliance with all the protective measures valid at the time.
Given this start, the number of events to date is all the more impressive. Around 300 events have taken place at Gurgl Carat over the past 3.5 years. That's an average of 7 events per month, even though the pandemic brought months of bans on events. While physical meetings were reduced to the bare minimum during the corona period, digital gatherings boomed. Gurgl Carat can host both hybrid and digital events. The event with the largest "behind-the-scenes" crew to date was the Audi Talk in February 2022. Around 40 employees worked behind the scenes on the concept, organization and implementation.