So, the time has come to plan an event for your employees, stakeholders, sponsors, or anyone involved in your company. Gone are the days of spending hours on end in windowless conference rooms eating stale muffins and listening to someone drone on. Companies are getting far more creative when it comes to hosting events and boy are we grateful for it! We’ve put together a list of corporate event ideas that you can use as a springboard when planning your next corporate event.
Number 1, take it outside. Why sit indoors when you can let your delegates and guests enjoy a far more scenic venue? South Africa, Cape Town, in particular, is host to PLENTY venues that have both indoor and outdoor areas to utilize. A wine farm is a great spot to host a conference, as they usually have a venue where you can set up seating. During break times, delegates can be whisked away to another part of the farm and enjoy their lunch – catered by chefs at the farm – amongst the vineyards and enjoying the mountainous scenery.
Number 2, build up your team. Team building events are not new but there are always new ways of doing it. Everyone is aware of how important company culture is and how vital it is to celebrate your employees and the hard work they put in. Organizing fun events like escape rooms, murder mystery evenings, and weekend retreats will be a hit among employees and nothing is better than putting work aside for a little while. There are also many companies out there that will take care of all the hard work for you, all you have to do is arrive on the day with a team!
Workshops and expos are also a great way to interact with customers, employees, and stakeholders. It gives you the opportunity to engage with people and really showcase what you are about. You can also give them a glimpse into some behind-the-scenes action; this makes people feel more connected to you and what you have to offer them and will improve their chances of sales.
These are just a handful of creative corporate event ideas, but the list is endless and is dependent on so many factors such as your aim, budget, location and so on. Hopefully, these will give you a jumpstart when planning your next corporate social event.
If you’re looking for even more tips and ideas for planning your corporate event, be sure to check out our other blog post on corporate event planning tips. From setting goals and budgets to selecting the right venue and vendors, there are many factors to consider when planning a successful corporate event. With our helpful tips and insights, you’ll be well on your way to planning a memorable and impactful event for your company.