Sometimes event planner’s clients ask them for the virtually impossible, “We want something different. It has to be something that no one has done before”. With clever ideas and choosing the right venue, a regular meeting and conference can be turned it into an extravaganza.
Here are six ideas that can add the wow factor to your next event or conference:
1. ONE EVENT – DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
Don’t limit your event to one venue – host your conference at one place and do all the networking functions at another. When dealing with major hotel groups you will be able to get preferential rates for booking various event venues.
2. USE A VENUE WITH ITS OWN SCENERY
Gardens, themed venues, rooftops and so on can provide beautiful backdrops and provide great photo opportunities for guests.
3. EAT YOUR HEART OUT
South Africa is home to a melting pot of cultures and mouth-watering local cuisine. Why not ditch the formal gala dinner and host a street market with food trucks that serve our famous dishes. The venue’s chef can work with you to provide a tasty menu.
4. SET THE MOOD WITH LIGHTING
To create the perfect mood for your event, you need to make good use of lighting. Proper lighting also helps people take quality photos. You want your guests to share photos of your event on social media so help them get the best snaps. Colour also as an effect on the mood of the event.
A professional speaker will have a presentation filled with interesting videos and visually-appealing slides in order to help people understand the message. It is therefore important to use quality audio-visual equipment. Get creative with your stage – your attendees will be looking at it all day.
6.ADD A PHOTO BOOTH
Photo booths are very popular at events. Props and fun backgrounds allow attendees to get creative. Take it a step further by creating a video room. With the new Instagram and Facebook stories platform, attendees are looking for places to shoot memorable videos to share with their followers.
Clear thinking, imagination, creativity and logistics are what drives the Tsogo Sun events team.
The group has a portfolio of over 250 conference venues in South Africa and across Africa. Venue options can accommodate between 10 and 5 000 conference delegates depending on your requirements and location.
If you’re looking for a suitable venue with distinctive service, consistent professionalism, and innovative thinking —Tsogo Sun can provide you with the widest selection to ensure a unique and memorable event.
The combination of flexible, dynamic conference venues, warm hospitality and professional staff combine to ensure the success of every event Tsogo Sun hosts.
What are some thoughtful ways you have designed an awesome event experience? We would love to hear your ideas and experiences.