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10 Corporate Event Ideas for 2022
EVA
10/04/2021

Corporate events come in all shapes and sizes. They take a lot of coordinating and planning, so before you get into the logistics, you should first decide what you wish to actually accomplish with the event.

This means defining the goals and objectives of bringing people together, regardless of whether the event is for your clients, business partners or employees. Corporate events can be a great opportunity to showcase new products or services, boost morale, provide entertainment, build business relationships or nurture your company culture.

So, let’s take a look at some different corporate event ideas that can help you achieve your business goals in 2022. 

Educational and Training Events 

Continuous development is one of the surest ways to enhance your employees’ skills, in order to better serve your clients and boost your bottom line. Effective training events can increase the productivity and efficiency of your workplace, while helping your employees advance in their careers. 

You can bring in guest speakers or hold workshops that help your team improve their leadership skills, customer service, or encourage independent decision making that can help streamline their workflow.

Team Building Events

Engaging team building events stimulate bonding among employees and bring your team closer together, while improving their communication and interpersonal skills. They encourage inclusion, teach employees how to cooperate and solve problems together, as well as resolve potential conflict situations among each other. 

Effective team building events also increase employee engagement and retention, and can have a tremendous impact on overall job satisfaction.

Employee Award Events

Different people have different motivations when it comes to work. Sure, we all do it for the money to support ourselves and our families, but different personality types also expect other things from their jobs to stay motivated and give it their best effort. 

Some people are after raises and promotions, some seek public recognition, while most primarily want to feel appreciated for their hard work and dedication. 

Giving out awards in different categories can be an effective way to boost morale and even stimulate a bit of competition among your team to see who can perform better. 

An award event doesn’t even have to be a formal affair. You can also make it a purely entertaining event with funny awards such as a “Dressed to Kill” award, “Office DJ” or “Office Comedian” Award. Depending on the size of your organization, you can hold monthly, quarterly or yearly award events.

Corporate Culture Events

Building a sense of community in your organization and getting everyone on the same page are crucial if you want to achieve growth and excel in your industry. Simply put, corporate culture represents a set of values that are meant to be shared among all employees within an organization in order to achieve long-term success. 

Corporate culture events should highlight and promote common values, show appreciation for your employees, facilitate knowledge sharing among different departments, and align everyone with your company’s strategic vision for the future.

Conferences or Thought Leadership Events

Organizing and hosting a conference or a thought leadership event is one of the best ways to position yourself as an authority in your industry. Such events are organized around a hot topic of discussion relevant to your business, and include an audience and a panel of experts who share their experiences, best practices and expertise.

Conferences are a quality opportunity for networking and bringing together like-minded individuals, in order to build community and propel your industry forward. Best of all, they are an impactful way to establish your brand as a reliable team of experts in your field.

Product Launch Events

If you’re bringing a new product or service to the market, a product launch event can be the spark you need to create hype around the new product and get massive media exposure for your brand.

Make sure to invite your loyal customers, key clients, potential investors, bloggers and social media influencers in your industry, as well as representatives from your local media. 

A successful product launch event can bring you loads of qualified leads, interest from investors, product orders and positive online reviews. If you want to maximize your exposure, organizing a hybrid event can help you expand your reach by enabling people from anywhere in the world to attend and interact with your brand.

Recruiting Events 

Finding the right new talent for rapidly growing companies or fresh startups is not always an easy task, and many organizations struggle to find quality candidates for their expanding teams. Instead of wading through hundreds or even thousands of applications for your job opening, organizing a recruiting event can be a shortcut to reaching the top young talent in your industry. 

You can host such an event on your company premises, or you can team up with your local university to reach top students who are about to enter the workforce directly at the source. Instead of direct employment, you can also offer them internships, which gives you a chance to mold them into the future employees you need them to be.

Recruiting events allow for interaction with potential candidates and getting to know them, while at the same time directly promoting your brand. 

Charity Events

Giving back to the community can only be a good thing, and it can also do wonders for your PR. Fundraising for a noble cause by hosting a corporate charity event can help you build a reputation as a socially conscious organization.

Corporate fundraisers are not only a way to donate and bring awareness to worthy causes within your community, but also an opportunity to network and bring together other key players in your industry, while building a positive public perception of your brand.

Milestone Celebration Events

It’s important to know where you’re going as an organization, but it’s also important to celebrate the small victories along the way. 

Organizing milestone celebration events is an excellent way to energize and reengage your employees, by showing them appreciation for their contributions in making your company’s success possible. Milestone celebrations help you create a culture of gratitude within your organization, while also reigniting enthusiasm among your employees to make your long-term goals more achievable.

Feel free to get creative with the milestones you choose to celebrate. It can be anything from major anniversaries or meeting a sales goal, to the retirement of a valuable long-time employee.

Entertainment Events

Sometimes you don’t even need a formal reason to treat your employees and partners to an awesome event, other than for the sake of pure entertainment, hanging out and bonding, and forgetting about work. The list is practically endless when it comes to entertainment options for your corporate events. 

With EVA, you can book high quality, vetted entertainers of all types and styles, from DJs, live bands and emcees, to dancers, comedians, speakers, specialty acts and interactive experiences.

Not only that, but we can also help you take your event virtual, or create a hybrid experience that will be enjoyed equally by in-person attendees as well as those who are tuning in remotely.

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