The best meeting trends for 2018

With 2018 now well underway, your business may have begun thinking about having its first corporate meeting of the year. The starting point of any event planning should always be securing the right venue for your needs, but this is not the only consideration. If you really want to see your event make an impact in 2018, it is worth considering the latest meeting trends. 

To help in your event planning we’ve highlighted some of the biggest meeting trends of 2018 which you could adopt in your next event…

All-inclusive approach 
Before you choose your meeting venue you should ensure your prospective venues offer an all-inclusive approach. This means that you and your delegates will not have to worry about a thing, with every aspect of the event being taken care of for you. Listening to your requirements, an all-inclusive approach means that food and drink is taken care off, making life easier for your delegates. 

meeting approach

At Leicester Conferences we understand that no two events are the same and so take a bespoke approach to every occasion. All four of our excellent venues (Oadby Village, Leicester Campus, College Court and Stamford Court) have dedicated events teams who take the time to understand what people need from their event. Able to adapt and tailor our meeting space accordingly, we always strive to ensure that all of your needs are met and to the highest standard. 

Guest Speakers
Another meeting trend which is set to be big in 2018 is hiring guest speakers to talk at your event. A guest speaker can add real value to any event they attend, providing insightful, inspiring and fascinating talks on a range of different subjects.

Guest Speaker

Whether from the world of sport, entertainment, business or politics, adding a guest speaker to your event could elevate your event from good to great. You can be sure to find an expert guest speaker who can discuss topics relevant to your business, providing new insights for your delegates.          

Health and wellbeing is always on trend, so why not incorporate it into your next event? A popular meeting trend that looks set be a big hit this year is fitness activities and healthy eating. Classes such as yoga and pilates are a great way to energise your delegates for the day ahead.

As well as providing a range of spacious rooms where guests can keep active, Leicester Conferences’ venues also provide healthy snacks options courtesy of our popular grazing stations.   

With so many of us having quick and easy access to technology, you will need to hire a meeting venue that can provide the very latest equipment. However, it’s not just the technology that needs to be current, your event can lead the way with the latest trend for bespoke event apps which can help get across your event’s key messages.

Leicester Conferences venues also have a quick and easy delegate registration service, so you will not have to worry about manually checking in guests and free Wi-Fi is available throughout our locations meaning guests can stay connected at all times.    

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