With so many global businesses choosing to host conferences that bring delegates from all over the world, we often get asked how they can effectively engage and motivate their teams. Events organisers often worry that the focus of any team building or corporate entertainment may be too much on the culture of the hosting country, it’s an understandable concern as it’s crucial that you don’t alienate your audience but it’s totally avoidable.
We’ve hosted many conference events for international delegates both large and small, in the UK and across the globe and all with amazing results. The key to success seems somewhat obvious, it’s knowledge. We take the time to find out our clients objectives and exactly what they want to achieve. By tailoring our team building solutions, we can effectively manage any size group from any amount of different countries.
Let me give you an example; an international company was hosting a three day conference in Portugal for 120 delegates. The client wanted inspirational team building throughout the conference, they wanted to energise, motivate and bring together their company, to send their delegates away feeling that they had a shared vision and sense of belonging even though a large proportion couldn’t speak to each other because of language barriers. We were able to deliver an effective programme through music icebreaker activities. Throughout all three of our activities, no words were spoken, direction was given through hand signals and non verbal communication and the results were truly amazing. The events organiser was delighted at the level of engagement and motivation that our events produced.
Another example; A small group of 40 senior level international banking VIP’s were attending a high profile conference in London and the events organiser wanted to host corporate entertainment in the evening that would entertain the level of guest and not alienate them through lack of understanding of cultural references. After careful discussions, the client chose Team Millionaire, a game show format that has been rolled out internationally by TV stations and is recognised by a large proportion even if they don’t watch the show. By tailoring the questions to include company questions we hosted an truly successful evening for the client who commented that her CEO in New York had been receiving thank you emails and hugely positive feedback and she felt it was a total success.
So, as you can see there are real effective possibilities, we can and will engage and motivate your team. If you are looking to organise your next event and would like to talk through the possibilities, then please give our events team a call on 0800 083 1172 or contact us.