Corporate events are a must for all companies that wish to bring people together.
We, at CONEQ, can and make a difference to your events whether this is an appreciation event, or a team-building event, or a product launch event! Our experience in the field can elevate your events.
Companies also use corporate events to bring people together to develop interpersonal relationships that couldn’t exist inside the structured environment of the office. Here is a look at the different types of corporate events that we can help you with your technical needs.
Seminars and Conferences
Organizations plan and hold these meetings with targeted audiences and provide them with relevant information.
Seminars are usually shorter events, lasting anywhere from a couple of hours to a few workdays. They have single or multiple speakers and generally keep all participants together in the same space. Conferences, on the other hand, typically have multiple sessions. They are usually held at hotels, beginning with a keynote session and then offering breakout sessions by topic.
Organizations often attend trade shows as a lead generation activity. Companies may also choose to host or sponsor a trade show to reinforce their image as an industry leader among those who attend. Trade shows are held in large spaces, showcasing the products and services of often hundreds of vendors.
Executive Retreats and Incentive Programs
Business development and organizational planning are typically the topics of the agenda for these retreats, but equal weight is given to enjoyable activities as part of the original incentive and reward.
This is where companies generally spend more money on a per-person basis to put together these events. Executive retreats and incentive trips typically last between three and five days, and the planning requires attention to the site selection, lodging, transportation, catering, business meetings, golfing, and other activities.
These programs allow an event host to spend informal time with its guests in a nontraditional environment, allowing both parties to build rapport and learn more about mutual business priorities.
Appreciation events can range from programs geared toward employee appreciation to those for showing client appreciation, both of which have become a staple in corporate America.
There are limitless possibilities and types of appreciation events that organizations hold throughout the year. Common programs include:
- Themed events
- Dinner and theater
- Day at the racetrack
- Suites at sporting arenas
- Day and evening cruises
- Private parties at music festivals
- Holiday parties
- Tickets to a popular event
Company or Organization Milestones
Company milestones provide a business or organization the opportunity to celebrate a grand opening or other major milestone or anniversary.
Company milestone events vary significantly in their execution but tend to follow similar programs as employee and client appreciation events.
Milestone markers are often celebratory and can be limited to company employees or be expanded to include clients, vendors, and even the local community depending on the company’s size and public presence.
Team-building events are meant to boost employee confidence, goodwill, and morale. These events also provide a unique opportunity for employees to spend time together in a non-work environment. Team building events are meant to do just what their name says.
Outdoor and physical group activities epitomize corporate team-building events. Companies all around the nation specialize in hosting team-building events in intricate indoor and outdoor courses of their design. Team-building events can also include workshops about emotions in the workplace as well as sensitivity training.
Product Launch Events
Product launch events can range from internal meetings to inform all employees about any upcoming products to full-blown launch parties that create a buzz surrounding a product’s release among customers and the media. Product launch events are most common for business-to-consumer (B2C) companies.
Launch events are meant to generate media coverage and industry buzz before a product release. These events may include a flashy introduction to the product along with an address from the company’s most important executives. Large product launches also tend to feel more like big parties with well-known guests, dinner, and entertainment, depending on the industry. Apple and Tesla are two companies that have perfected the model.
Board Meetings and Shareholder Meetings
Board meetings and shareholder meetings both serve essential purposes. Board meetings serve as an opportunity for board members to meet to review business performance and meet with company executives to make important decisions. Shareholder meetings provide companies the opportunity to share recent performance, targets, future goals, and business strategies with their shareholders.
Held annually, biannually, or even quarterly, these two types of meetings can be small internal meetings of board members or prestigious large-scale business events for shareholders that range in size depending on the size of the company and shareholder turnout.
Awards help to set benchmarks of excellence. They create annual celebrations of achievement and endeavor, shared with peers, friends, and colleagues. Awards can help identify the next generation of leaders and winners. Winners give us hope and confidence in the future.
Here various parties can gather within a specific industry including employees, clients, possible clients et. The idea is for people to relax and talk business or anything else in their mind to exchange ideas and experiences.
How CONEQ can help you
Our high-end audiovisual equipment and services are a huge factor for your corporate events. We can create stunning visual displays with our live streaming services, our green screen, projectors, led wall, or conference system. These will enhance your training presentations, general meetings, and employee education events. Just rely on us and our expertise!