We are more than halfway through 2021 and it’s been another whirlwind of a year with constant shifts and changes and uncertainty for everyone. One thing that could have remained constant is your team – a solid team that has stuck through good and bad times to ride through the pandemic together.
You might be considering organising company events after a long corporate year to boost morale and engage your staff, many of whom have been physically distanced due to work-from-home arrangements. Events can also mean opportunities to network with other organisations and companies. Now would be a good time to reconnect with people in your industry, clients and even your customers.
Corporate events present an opportunity for people to bond and celebrate any achievements or milestones from the year – one way to remind people of all the good things the year had to bring.
Overall, it’s a great way to wrap up the year on a positive note. So, it might be time to start planning!
Hosting a networking event is a great option to go with. While slightly more formal than D&Ds, these events are still a fun and enjoyable way to meet up with and connect with more people in a more relaxed and lively environment.
When seeing the year off, what better way to do it than to establish new connections with your fellow organisations and companies? Celebrate one another’s achievements from the year as you discuss your goals for the next.
This not only allows companies get a better understanding of each other, it also serves as a chance to look for open opportunities for companies to collaborate on future projects.
Arguably, one of the most prestigious ways to end off a year is with an award ceremony.
This emphasises the achievements of the company, and allows for those who have done well that year to be praised and recognised for their efforts – encouraging others to do their best the following year and providing an incentive to work harder.
Dinner and Dance
One of the most popular options is, of course, a Dinner and Dance! Seemingly reminiscent of proms from school days of the past, it’s a fun and classy event with a slight hint of nostalgia.
D&Ds are a good time for members of the company to just have a good time with each other, rather than just merely associating with one another for work. This will go on to foster healthier relationships and perhaps even closer bonds between the people, in turn increasing the camaraderie the company has.
From a simple event hosted in a ballroom to an adventurous dinner and dance hosted outdoors, with tents, under the stars, there are so many options to mix and match to create the most memorable year-end event!
Exhibitions/ Trade Fairs
Joining an exhibition fair or perhaps even hosting your own is also another event idea to consider to wrap up your year with. Such events are a terrific opportunity to promote your company and its products or services, all while getting a chance to look at others.
Over the course of the year, companies would often have had come up with a great deal of new ideas, concepts, products and so on. Hence, this makes the end of the year a great time to showcase a year’s worth of hard work, exhibiting it for all to see and enjoy, and maybe even engage your company’s services for the next year.
Conferences are an incredibly flexible and adaptable event format, making it highly preferred.
Through such events, many great ideas, concepts and speeches can be shared to a large audience. When the year is coming to a close, it is a good time to invite speakers to share about their experiences, opinions and ideas, encouraging audience engagement and providing a great learning opportunity for its attendees.
Furthermore, conferences can be adapted to suit a wide variety of audiences, including potential collaborators. As such, hosting a conference might be an option to consider for your end-of-year event!