Event Planners: What New Ideas Are You Bringing to Your Meetings and Events?

imageIt is a new and exciting year in the meetings and events industry. As meeting planning professionals, we need to remain up-to-date on all the new trends and exciting ideas that are being implemented.

For 2015, these are just a few of the ideas that will be impacting our meetings and events:

1.The transformation from ‘attendee’ to ‘participant’ enabling the attendees to help design the meeting

2.Hybrid Meetings using both face-to-face and video to enable more attendees to participate

3.Hybrid content- attendees communicating out information via the social media tools of Twitter, Instagram, Vine, YouTube, Facebook and others

4.Complimentary basic Wi-Fi in the hotel guest rooms

5.Improved Wi-Fi in the meeting space

6.Mobile Apps

7.Self-check-in kiosks for hotel and convention registration

8.Mobile check-in at hotels

9.Food trucks to enhance the food and beverage experience at venues

10.Food/wine or food/beer pairing

11.Farm to table- healthy meal and break options

12.Fitness and exercise as a part of the agenda (coffee breaks)

13.TED style presentations

14.Gamification

What ideas are on your list to implement in 2015?

One thought on “Event Planners: What New Ideas Are You Bringing to Your Meetings and Events?

  • March 24, 2015 at 6:55 pm
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    I love that events are starting to focus on the people attending versus just the products. Really makes for a much more fun and interactive experience — the whole reason we are really there. We have found many event planners are also taking sustainability into account in their planning of the meetings, spaces, and what happens to the materials and “trash” after the events.

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