Tips for Corporate Event Planning in 2017 and Beyond
There’s no question that the Internet and digital tools have made workplaces more productive. However, that doesn’t mean these developments have been without pitfalls. Not only can the Internet be an endless source of procrastination, but it also makes it easy to forget just how important in-person relationships are. That’s why a significant trend throughout corporate event planning is using technology in smart ways that encourage personal interaction.
To help understand exactly how those in charge of corporate event planning can create the optimal type of environment for their event, we’ve pulled together some of the best tips for this year and beyond:
If you look at corporate events across just about any industry, a common piece of feedback planners receive is even though attendees appreciate having a lot to do, the sheer pace of the event can get overwhelming. Since there’s so much for those attending to do and learn, planners have started incorporating brain breaks into their agendas. By building in some down time, you can ensure that everyone who comes has enough mental bandwidth to fully absorb all of the new things they learn and experience.
A great example of how technology can be used to enhance in-person interactions is through personalization. For example, if part of your event includes one-on-one interactions or small groups, having people answer a few questions in advance and then running those through a computer program will allow you to ensure that everyone is matched in a way that benefits them the most.
Going Outside the Box
This type of event is the perfect opportunity to think outside the box. More specifically, making a point of including diverse voices in the event can give everyone new food for thought. Instead of simply rehashing what’s already been said, injecting new points of view (including potentially contrarian ones) can give those who attend exactly what they may need to come up with an idea that’s truly unique and innovative.
Great Entertainment and Food
No event of this nature is going to be complete without some kind of entertainment. Even if there’s only a little time available for fun, making a point of including it will boost how the event is received. And because a corporate event can be quite busy, it’s important to give people the fuel they need in the form of great food.
If you’re looking for a company that you can count on to help with your event’s catering needs, look no further than Village Pantry Catering. With roots going all the way back to 1978, we pride ourselves on working collaboratively to bring the perfect selection of food to corporate events. To discuss exactly what you need for your event, contact us online or by calling 513-965-0511.