... The new year is here, and with it new avenues to explore in creating successful team meetings and conferences. While 2021 has seen some shifts towards normalcy after the disruptions of the COVID pandemic, meeting planners are still creating and implementing new strategies and ideas to gather together safely and productively. Read on for some of the trends we have our eye on for the coming year.
... Before the pandemic began last year, the meetings industry had already been considering ways to reduce the effects of events on the environment. Attendees flying to large conferences, food waste, and plastic consumption were just a few of the concerns many had, and continue to have. COVID-19 forced planners to move meetings online, and while vaccines paint a brighter picture for the future, hybrid meetings are still a viable option to help reduce the carbon footprint of conferences. Read on for ways that hybrid meetings are helping with sustainability.
... During the COVD-19 pandemic, meeting planners have had to reimagine events to fit in a socially distanced world. With face-to-face communication crucial to networking and connecting with fellow attendees, planners got creative, employing event platforms to make the best of virtual and hybrid conferences. But what next? As people clamor for in-person events, yet still feel uneasy about large gatherings, how do meetings evolve? Smaller meetings are one solution to this problem; here are some things to consider as you plan for a more intimate work gathering.
... A productive workplace meeting should provide a platform to communicate what’s happening within the business and industry to the members of the team, brainstorm ideas and formulate new concepts, make decisions about projects and tasks, and address management issues.