Corporate events have a lot of power. They can motivate and invigorate employees as well as provide insight into the direction the company is going. Unfortunately, many employees do not look forward to these events and even see them as a chore. Whether the event has been planned for a year or if it’s being put together at the last minute, it’s important to have employee buy-in to make it a success.
When a company needs to host an important meeting but they don’t have a lot of time, getting professional assistance is a good idea. The costs associated with the event could quickly get out of control when the company needs to make reservations for their hotel, catering, and transportation without much notice. An experienced last-minute event planner, however, has the industry connections to make the event happen without costing the company much more than it would if they had the opportunity to plan it earlier.
The event venue selection can have a huge impact on a corporate meeting. It’s important for the attendees to be comfortable and, if there is time for them to explore the local area, there is something nearby for them to do. This is one element of the process a last-minute event planner can be especially helpful. These professionals know about venues the company might not be aware of and can help them find the right hotel for their meeting. Before passing this activity over to a planner, the company must decide which amenities are essential for the event to be a success.
Many corporate events last more than one day. For multiple-day events, the event accommodations must be in line with the goals of the event and the culture of the company. A skilled event planner can help a company find the perfect place for their employees to stay until the event is over. With the right lodging, attendees will arrive at the meetings refreshed and ready to consume the information the company has for them. When they leave, they’ll have memories of a pleasant experience at the event and overnight at their hotel.