Conferencing is sometimes seen as the domain of large corporates, however the benefits of a well organised conference for a small to medium enterprise (SME) could actually be more rewarding.
Strategy Planning is a critical business process to drive growth. Being able to carry out a review of the previous period, share new directions and set goals for the next period takes time and is easier without the distractions of the office. Conferencing during this planning period means your team are able to focus on the future in an environment that facilitates brain storming and creative thinking.
Focusing On The Team away from day-to-day distractions gives everyone an opportunity to form stronger relationships. Travelling to the regions certainly helps remove those distractions. While the term ‘team building’ can be seen as cliché, the opportunity for colleagues to work together with people from different business functions has the potential to drive a higher performing team after the conference.
Investing In Your People, the most precious resource in your business, is a great reason for conferencing. Your time together can reignite a passion for the business, demonstrate your investment in them as employees and empower individuals to take ownership of the business’ outcomes. Ending the day with a meal and social activities can be rewarding and uplifting for all.
Arranging a conference can be daunting so trust an experienced venue who are able to guide you through all the logistics and recommend how to get the most out of your conference. They do this daily, so will be able to suggest the best room layout, arrange your run sheet for catering and programme, and suggest outside suppliers for the activities.