All savvy corporations these days are jumping on the sustainability bandwagon, and not just because it’s the right thing to do.
Research by Cone Communication shows that 87 percent of B2B buyers made a purchasing decision based on whether the vendor shares their values. And Nielsen found that 73 percent of consumers say that they’d change their habits to reduce their environmental impact.
Our future depends on everyone getting on board with smart consumption, and embracing the concepts of “reduce, reuse, recycle,” largely because of new studies. One study found plastic fibers in 87 percent of
When we think of celebrating, we automatically picture confetti, streamers, and alcoholic beverages: champagne corks popping, beer mugs overflowing, or fruit-trimmed cocktails fizzing.
Or we envision corporate conferences, with the obligatory cocktail hour before dinner, a time to unwind after an intense day of presentations, a chance to mingle and juggle the hors d’oeuvres and a gin and tonic while shaking hands.
That was then; “sober curious” is now. That movement arose even before the pandemic. Adherents don’t totally abstain from alcohol, but simply refrain from mindlessly picking up a drink without thinking.
Whether you’re designing a menu for a corporate event, an anniversary party, or a wedding, getting the food selections right can make or break your gathering.
But these days, how do you please a host of picky palates? We've seen quite a few decadent dinners, so here are our top catering ideas and trends for your next event.
Buffet or prepared plates?
The first decision you need to make is whether to go buffet style or serve up portioned plates.
Buffet style is likely to please more people because they will have more selections to choose f
Humans have been creating rituals surrounding the passage of children into adulthood since civilization began. The Aztec and Maya, for example, celebrated with baptismal-like ceremonies for both boys and girls as they entered puberty.
In fact, some believe this is where the modern quinceañera originated, along with the older Roman Catholic customs that colonizers brought from Spain.
Therefore, it’s not only important to the birthday girl; it’s also an important part of her culture. So to ensure it’s something she’ll always remember, here are some ideas to plan an unforgettable quinceañera.
Gone are the days when employees would meekly accept sitting in conference rooms for hour after hour listening to presentations and lectures. Now they expect their companies to incorporate a healthy work-life balance and wellness efforts into their conferences and events.
Savvy corporations are also recognizing that wellness practices can not only increase productivity, but also reduce turnover, and possibly even lower health insurance costs. And when it comes to conferences, scheduling wellness programs into the calendar can also increase buzz and help boost attendance for future events.
If you plan to throw a bar/bat mitzvah, a gender-neutral b-mitzvah, or a group b’nai mitzvah, you’ll want to mark this most important milestone in your child’s Jewish identity with a memorable celebration.
Of course your child will rightly be the center of attention, but you’ll also want to provide food and entertainment for all those who have come to help them commemorate their ascension into adulthood.
Start with a theme
There are literally hundreds of ideas that can keep everyone entertained for hours.
Your conference agenda will certainly be full of events to provide information, inspire people to action, or improve performance. But surveys show the No. 1 reason people attend such events is to meet new people, talk, and share ideas or even complaints. So for a successful conference, incorporate creative ways to encourage networking to give attendees what they want most.
Set them free
What's the best way to allow people to socialize? It's not by packing your schedule so tightly that attendees don’t have time to strike up informal conversations with each other. That i
These days if your company wants to project a positive brand image, you need to be on board with the concept of sustainability. That is, actions that reduce your carbon footprint and any negative impact on the environment.
Forbes’ research reveals that 88% of consumers want brands to help them be more environmentally friendly. And many companies are responding. According to Eventbrite’s monthly Events Industry Report, sustainability is a prime consideration when event creators plan their conferences and meetings.
Not only do sustainable practices help the earth and enhance your company’s reputation, it can also cut down on the cost of the event, as you’ll see below.
So here are five easy ways to host a sustainab
If it’s your job to pull together an event, you may be so wrapped up in selecting a venue, creating a theme, hiring vendors, and arranging transportation, that it can be easy to overlook a very important part: publicity.
Besides hitting up the local media, creating a dedicated website, sending emails, and issuing announcements, you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck if you promote your event through social media. Not only do 84 percent of people use at least one type of social media, but social media publicity is free. All it takes is a little planning and a bit of strategizing to create a dynamite social media event promotion campaign.
To boost attendance
The old-school way to publicize an event was to send
The pandemic may be waning, but the coronavirus is still out there. If you’re planning a convention, meeting, or corporate gathering in the next few months, you’ll want to incorporate the newest COVID event safety measures and technologies.
In addition to concerns of attendees becoming ill, companies have a financial incentive to ensure the health of their employees. Those who contract COVID-19 not only face days of missed work, but possibly weeks or months if they’re one of the estimated 30 percent who suffer from long COVID afterward.
And chronically ill employees lead to lower productivity an increased health care costs.
So wouldn’t you like to make your next event