In the ever-changing corporate landscape of New York, one thing rings true–hiring corporate event planners in NYC can take much of the guesswork out of putting together the perfect summer conference, retreat, or other business get-together. Here, we’ll take a look at this summer’s trends from corporate event planners in NYC.
Sustainability is Key
More than ever, event attendees are conscious of the waste created by corporate events and have an eye out for keeping waste low. Using sustainable materials, releasing digital copies of programs, and choosing reusable dining materials (instead of standard paper and plastic options) are all becoming more popular at corporate events.
Integration of Augmented Reality
Corporations that want to roll out new products to their teams at large events are by and large using AI to let their employees get the full experience of what their new item has to offer. This can allow employees to interact with and ask questions about items before they’re produced on a large scale. Corporate event planners in NYC are working closely with organizations to ensure that they create an environment that allows a large number of attendees to participate in an AI experience.
Hybrid Events are the New Industry Standard
While the days of wearing a mask to events have (mostly) passed, hybrid events are here to stay. Many organizations have transitioned to an at-home work model, making it tougher for some employees to make it to in-person events. Corporate event planners in NYC are working to find ways to make in-person events as accessible as possible to people at home through live-streaming.
Even though much of the panic surrounding COVID-19 has passed, event attendees are more aware of clean spaces and precautions to stay germ-free. Many NYC corporate event planners are setting up mask stations, providing masks to anyone who would like one. Hand sanitizing stations are also a smart move, especially for conferences that involve moving in and out of different areas of a building for breakout sessions.
Employee Wellness: A Key Focus
The great resignation has been concerning for many industries, and companies are working to find ways to keep employees engaged, appreciated, and happy at work. At corporate events, it can be helpful to include elements of fun (not mandatory fun–optional fun), such as the chance to enjoy great snacks from a local bakery or take a break in a massage chair. A schedule that allows plenty of time to transition between sessions, as well as chances to relax and unwind, can go a long way in helping employees feel invigorated by a corporate event. NYC event planners are working closely with corporations prior to events to learn what makes their employees feel most appreciated.