The event planning industry is constantly evolving. That’s why it’s important to stay on top of the latest and greatest event planning trends. By doing so, you can increase your chances of a successful event and ensure it exceeds the expectations of your attendees. Read on to learn about five of the most recent trends in event planning.
1. Virtual Reality
Virtual reality is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. It can allow your attendees to experience essentially anything, anywhere, anytime. Many event planners have recently jumped on the virtual reality bandwagon because it has given them the opportunity to create virtual events that add some fun and excitement to almost any event.
Virtual reality has made it possible to show (rather than simply tell) attendees how products work so organizations can increase sales and gain loyal customers. In addition, it has opened the doors to virtual tours and trainings as well as unique games. In short, event planners have appreciated virtual reality as it has given them the opportunity to create engaging, memorable events that attendees will remember for years to come.
2. Live Polling
There are many live polling apps out there that can allow event planners to collect valuable event feedback from their attendees in real-time. Here’s how they work: Event planners can ask attendees to download a polling app. During the event, they can ask questions that require simple yes or no answers or more detailed responses through the app. Live polling is a great way for event planners to understand what attendees are looking for and how they can improve future events.
3. Fewer Chairs
Yes, you read that right. These days, event planners are less focused on making sure all attendees have a seat and more focused on creating an environment that makes it easy for them to interact and network with others. Of course, it’s important to have seating for attendees who would like to sit down and take a break from walking around every now and then but there’s no reason all attendees need to be sitting at all times.
4. Sustainability Focus
Event planners are going green as much possible. So, how exactly do they do this? First and foremost, they send invites via social media and email and ditch the paper invitations. In addition, they use reusable or biodegradable products and choose caterers who favor locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
5. Wearable Technology
Wearable technology is being used to track event attendees in a number of ways. By registering attendees in advance, event planners can make it easy for them to pay for food, products, and raffle tickets via wearables. Wearables can also give event planners an idea of the type of attendees that were at their event and where they spent most of their time.
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