When it comes to conducting business, there's nothing like getting people together in person. We have become a bit spoiled with the internet and the advent of such sophisticated technology, to the point that people are becoming less social. However, there is nothing better for business than having a face-to-face conversation with people. With this in mind, you should begin planning a conference or networking event that is useful to your business and helpful to your industry. For a few words of advice on planning such an event, read on.
Don't be afraid to spend money on food
Bringing together the brightest minds in the world doesn't make a bit of difference if hunger cravings kick in. Allowing your attendees to become hungry is a recipe for distraction and less productivity. However, don't just bring in any food. Make sure that you are hiring professional event caterers that can create a lasting impression. This is especially important if you are planning to host a mixer, fancy dinner, or other events. Hiring event catering can cost you anywhere between $750 and $1,510.
Make transportation and Logistics easy
When you are putting together a corporate event, you need to make it so that everyone can get around with no problem. Start by planning it around in an airport or another landmark that doesn't require people to have to travel so much. This is why so many people plan their events near downtown areas or other bustling districts. If you have some money in your budget, consider renting the help of corporate limousine services to get people around to your more sophisticated events. This creates a great impression and makes it easy for people to get from one portion of the event to another. You can quite easily rent a limousine for somewhere between $65 per hour and $300 per hour.
Make networking a prime focus
These events are intended to exchange information and stimulate conversation. If you want people to leave this event with more opportunities than they had going into it, go out of your way to set up networking sessions. When people are choosing to hang out to network, it takes the nerves out of it and allows people to make their rounds knowing they're all there for the same reason. The more networking is encouraged, the more repeat attendance you will have each and every year.
If you apply these tips, your corporate event will be successful.