Corporate Event Ideas

Corporate Event Ideas

Are you an event planner in charge of the corporate event ideas for a trade show, conference, or office event? Or maybe it’s a semi-private affair. Is that right? Yes, we have plenty of creative event ideas listed below, but whether it’s a trade show, leadership retreat event, or an awards ceremony, the bottom line is this. The more you can get your attendees and invited guests engaged, involved and talking about the event, the better! The objective is to have an event that gives every person memorable experiences while reaching the important goals of your event. All your event decisions should be aligned to support the achievement of that objective. Once you get your ideas listed, begin thinking about how to incorporate those ideas into your event.

 

Creative Corporate Event Ideas

When it comes to creative corporate event ideas, there is just one problem you are likely to face. The feeling of “been there, done that” alive and well in the minds of your guests the moment they are invited to the event. The truth is, they are likely right. But you can really change that perception by doing something different and innovative from very the start. You can make them feel good when they think about the upcoming event. You can make them feel excited and eager to attend. You can make them feel important! And the sooner, the better!

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Innovative Corporate Event Ideas

Below you will find a variety of inspiring, innovative, creative, and out of the ordinary event ideas to get your event planning started in the right direction.

Are you in charge of a charity fundraising event, company event, casino night theme party or the entertainment ideas for a business party? The objectives and goals of most corporate events will differ substantially for every event. This makes the planning, production and execution of your event very different from another event. Because of this, it can be quite challenging to square up the corporate objectives and goals for the event you are planning. Additionally, there is the added pressure for new creative and innovative guest experiences and event ideas. And it really makes no difference whether the event is for live, in-person attendees or a virtual event.

Corporate Penthouse
It may be difficult to convert company space, but the design of this penthouse is amazing. A marble bar and lounge area can provide social networking and comfort with a candlelit walkway, which is absolutely transformative.

Dinner Boxes
Usually, after a long or tedious meeting, everyone wants food. So, delight your guests with dinner and dessert. These combo boxes provide a variety of delicious dishes and can be adjusted according to your attendees’ preferences.

Branded Furniture
From tables, chairs, food stands to marques, trademarks can be used on all kinds of furniture surfaces, which is why a lounge is a good idea.

Segmented Escape Rooms
Escape rooms are becoming increasingly popular as a team-building activity. However, you can now create your own, so attendees don’t have to travel. Through careful design, planning of partitions, the layout of lighting and a large number of themed decorations, you can create an immersive experience in the same place as other team-building exercises for a fraction of the price.

Roaming Competitions
A fashionable guerrilla marketing strategy for company activities is to create pop-up ideas that stimulate people’s interest and curiosity. Build on this foundation by making them roam and move. You can perform this across the miles or even just in the local office. You can try popping up a variety of creative elements in different departments on different days of the month. They bring surprises and buzz to new discoveries and help to gain immediate brand recognition.

Unique Themed Staff Uniforms
Employees and coworkers are equally important to your event’s aesthetics. So be sure that they are incorporated into the theme and color scheme is very important. Try putting on interesting uniforms, such as themed country western garb or 60s 70s or 80s theme clothing.

Balloon Ceiling
Corporate events require outstanding styling. For example, a Gatsby theme is elegant and sophisticated. Attracted by the blackness and coldness, a trailing balloon ceiling can extend outwards to add a sense of intimacy to the event. Balloons are an important decoration trend in 2021. They are also versatile, so don’t disregard them.

Dessert Signage
It is classic but still very effective, especially if you choose the right food! This is a perfect example of dessert branding done correctly through exquisite and stylish treats. The more appetite they are, the more times they are photographed and shared, thus expanding the influence of sponsors.

Dining Around the World
The “dining around the world” event is a great way to shake up traditional company gatherings. It has food stations throughout the space, offering traditional cuisine from all over the world. The “dining around the world” campaign is particularly effective for international offices or customers.

Big Scalextric
Participate in Scalextric race and gamification activities and let out your inner child. You can create leaderboards or tournaments throughout the event and provide prizes for the winners. Even without a prize incentive, you will find it proves very popular.

Swag
Branded swag can be offered before the event as an early bird incentive, giveaway, or bring it to the event. This way, attendees can show it off and encourage others to register or sign up before the event. In addition, you can also put your swag at the registration desk and entrance or in gift bags at the exit.

Branded Segways
Many brand opportunities are suitable for large-scale event transportation or pre-event assembly. Although they were released a few years ago, Segways are still exciting and novel to many people. You can allow guests to rent them from booths at your event, or you can ride them in public to promote your event.

Digital Mapping
A gala with digital mapping showcases different images. It projects the images, creating not only an engaging but interactive way to attract attendees. To be interactive, digital mapping can bring the images to life to create an immersive atmosphere, making for some mesmerizing, exciting and up-close experiences.

Canape Spoons
Buffets and canapes tend to remove some dining options because they cannot provide difficult food or provide food that requires utensils. Canape spoons are the latest thing that makes this possible and opens up endless possibilities for your menu.

Gesture Control Presentations
Now, increasing technology means avoiding clumsy clickers and weird pointing to presentation controls for seamless speech or presentation. These gesture control armbands allow those on stage to signal when it is time to move on. These armbands can be integrated into the presentation for better delivery.

Philanthropic Group Activities
If doing good in the world is essential for your organization, then charity events are ideal for corporate events. Shared voluntary service activities will make your employees feel good about having a positive impact on the world. They can connect with each other in a more informal environment and show greater respect for your organization and leadership team.

Private Chef
Let people live a dream and hire a private chef. Fresh food that is tailored to the environment and everyone’s preferences will always be popular. Additionally, you can watch it being prepared, which is always fun!

Overnight Stay with Accommodation Paid
For events that last several days, you can provide accommodation for free before or offer one as part of a gift package. This event will provide greater flexibility and allow you to negotiate hotel packages in advance at better values. Nevertheless, even during the event, you can take the initiative to pay for the event’s accommodation costs. Or, you can simply provide an unrelated overnight stay in a luxury hotel and provide other facilities in it, such as a spa or fitness center, like a mini vacation.

Mindfulness Workshop
Mindfulness is defined as “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us” (Mindful.org). Although research on the benefits of mindfulness at work is still in its infancy, the idea is that mindfulness can help attention, self-regulation, happiness, and overall performance (Psychology Today). Help your employees develop this important skill by providing free mindfulness seminars organized by professional trainers.

TYPES OF CORPORATE EVENT OBJECTIVES
+ Create Press Coverage
+ Stimulate Social Media Coverage
+ Changing Customers’ Perceptions
+ Making A Team Bond
+ Support Above The Line Marketing Activities
+ Motivate Sales Personnel
+ Making The Boss Happy
+ Entertain Executives And Managers

RESPONSIBILITIES OF CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS
+ Client Entertaining
+ Sales Meetings
+ Board Retreats
+ Awards Ceremonies
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Seminars
+ Meetings
+ Trade Shows
+ User Events
+ Team Building
+ Product Launches
+ Employee Training
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Dinners
+ Conferences
+ Focus Groups

CORPORATE EVENT VENUE MAIN FACTORS
+ Catering
+ Location
+ Climate
+ Timing
+ Accessibility
+ Staff
+ Sustainability
+ Capacity
+ Services
+ Tech Facilities
+ Infrastructure

CORPORATE EVENT TYPES
+ Holiday
+ Corporate Parties
+ Business Anniversary
+ Celebrations
+ Milestones
+ Dinners
+ Awards Ceremonies
+ Team Building
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Trade Shows
+ Seminars
+ Sales Meetings
+ Focus Groups
+ User Events
+ Conferences
+ Board Retreats
+ Employee Training
+ Product Launches
+ Corporate Hospitality
+ Client Entertaining
+ Meetings

CHECKLIST FOR CORPORATE EVENTS
+ Event Design
+ Exhibitors
+ Offsite Venue
+ Production
+ Registrations
+ Catering Arrangements
+ Meeting Engagement
+ Meeting Design
+ Event Marketing
+ Program
+ Staffing
+ Room Setup
+ Event Technology
+ Vendors/Suppliers
+ Audio Visual (AV)
+ Performers
+ Health and Safety
+ Project Management
+ Social Media
+ Event Decor
+ Registration
+ Research
+ Branding
+ Budgeting
+ Communications
+ Speakers
+ Website
+ Venue Catering
+ Contracting
+ Final Preparation

INTERNAL EVENT CHECKLIST
+ Training
+ Team Building
+ Sales Meetings
+ Product Reveals
+ Private Dinners
+ Parties
+ Meetings
+ Leadership Retreats
+ Conferences
+ Board Retreats
+ Award Ceremonies

EVENT PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR PUBLIC EVENTS
+ Event Exhibitors
+ Seminar
+ User Events
+ Client Entertaining
+ Product Launches
+ Trade Show Booth Exhibits
+ Trade Shows Space
+ User Conferences
+ Running A Public Exhibition
+ Focus Groups
+ Corporate Hospitality

CORPORATE EVENT EXPERIENCES IDEAS
+ Performance Companies
+ Matching Step and Repeat
+ Climbing Wall
+ Photo Booth
+ Selfie Props
+ 360-degree Photo Booth
+ Digital Walls
+ Wine Blending
+ VIP Shuttle
+ Neon Light-Up Furniture
+ Bowling
+ Indoor Fields
+ Casino Tables
+ Hover Ball Archery
+ VR Game Experiences
+ Digital Forest
+ Inflatable Games

CORPORATE EVENT NETWORKING GAMES IDEAS
+ Segmented Escape Rooms
+ Peekaboo Step & Repeat
+ Networking Lounge
+ Inflatable Obstacle Courses
+ Ice Breakers
+ Giant Chess
+ Escape Rooms
+ Change Teams Each Time
+ Casino Tables
+ Big Scalextric
+ Ball Pit

CORPORATE EVENT TECHNOLOGY IDEAS
+ 360-degree Photography
+ 360-degree Video
+ Circular LED Screen
+ Digital Graffiti Wall
+ Gesture Control Presentations
+ Headshot Lounge
+ iPad Food Ordering
+ Photo Booth GIF Maker
+ Virtual Reality Headsets
+ Wearable Feedback Technology

CORPORATE TRADE SHOW IDEAS
+ Beacons
+ Corporate Stands
+ Cut Out Backdrops
+ Demo Stations
+ Slide Decks
+ Smart Badges
+ VR Demos

CORPORATE EVENT BRANDING IDEAS
+ External Stair Wraps
+ Unique Staff Uniforms
+ Activation Pillars
+ Limited Pop-Ups
+ Roaming Competitions
+ Branded Swag
+ Branded Furniture
+ Tethered Hot Air Balloons
+ Dessert Signage
+ Branded Segways
+ Branded Balloons
+ Charging Stations

CORPORATE EVENT DECOR IDEAS
+ Props
+ Picture Profile Runway
+ Branded Balloons
+ Balloon Ceiling
+ Indoor Tailgate
+ Unusual Venues
+ Sustainability Concepts
+ Focal Pieces
+ Standing Desks
+ Aerial Hoops
+ Project Mapping
+ Unique Dance Floors
+ Fabric Tunnels
+ Cut Out Backdrops

CORPORATE EVENT TABLE SETTINGS IDEAS
+ Table Gems
+ Martini Glass Centerpieces
+ Wax Seal Name Cards
+ Table Charging
+ Seahorse Centerpieces
+ Light Up Centerpieces
+ Crystal Centerpieces

CORPORATE EVENT LIGHTING IDEAS
+ Simple GOBO’s
+ Mini Chandeliers
+ Lighting Ceiling Installation
+ LED Furniture
+ Twinkle Background
+ Light Rigging
+ Light Canopy
+ String Lights

CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT IDEAS
+ Corporate Percussion Groups
+ Dance Groups
+ Ipad Magicians
+ Laser Shows
+ LED Shows
+ Roaming Entertainment
+ Sand Artists
+ Synchronized Swimmers
+ Talking Robots
+ Video Mapping
+ Walking Robots

CORPORATE GIVEAWAYS IDEAS
+ Professional Coaching Day
+ Overnight Stay
+ Gourmet Hampers
+ Gigeo Video Invitations
+ Corporate Subscriptions
+ Community Focus
+ Accommodation Paid

CORPORATE EVENT CATERING IDEAS
+ Bespoke Mini Boards
+ Canape Junk Food
+ Donut Wall
+ Smoothie Jars
+ Canape Spoons
+ Niche Snacks
+ Food Infusion
+ Vintage Drink Bus
+ Servers
+ Ice Luge
+ Private Chef
+ Interactive Gourmet
+ Mixologists
+ Dinner Boxes
+ Drink Stations
+ Sponsored Cocktails

CORPORATE FOOD and BEVERAGE IDEAS
+ Personal Pineapple
+ Share Boards
+ Shaved Ice
+ Booze-Free Cocktail Bar
+ Stir-fried Ice Cream Parlor
+ Portable Shrimp and Grits
+ Fruit and Veggie Animals
+ Trash Can Nachos
+ Charcoal Lemonade
+ Tacos and Mini Margaritas
+ Caramel Garnish
+ Willy Wonka-sized Chocolate Fountain
+ Mini Pails of Food
+ Floral Ice Bucket
+ Sushi Rainbow
+ Rainbow Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
+ Cactus Macaroons
+ Creme Brulee Shooters
+ Pretzel Station
+ Savory Lollipops
+ Bacon Bar
+ Donut Wall
+ Champagne Jelly Cubes
+ Strawberry Roses

VIRTUAL EVENT IDEAS
+ Virtual Poker Tournament
+ Virtual Job Fair
+ Virtual Jam Sessions
+ Virtual Trivia Nights
+ Virtual Wine Tasting and Kits
+ Virtual Dinner Party
+ Virtual Improv
+ Virtual Career Fair
+ Virtual Yoga Classes
+ Virtual Bingo
+ Virtual Benefits Fair
+ Virtual Casino Night
+ Virtual Product Launch
+ Virtual Education Fair
+ Virtual Murder Mystery Dinner
+ Virtual Trade Show
+ Virtual Guess Who
+ Virtual Fitness Session
+ Virtual Exhibition Fair
+ Virtual Concerts
+ Virtual In-It To Win-It
+ Virtual Charades
+ Virtual Murder Mystery
+ Virtual Conference
+ Virtual Onboarding Fair
+ Virtual Cooking Class
+ Virtual Open Day
+ Virtual Crime Scene Investigation
+ Virtual Scavenger Hunt
+ Virtual Coffee Breaks
+ Virtual Escape Room

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