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We want your meeting to be a success. We partner with you to provide site inspections before your big meeting. Here are a few tips for optimizing your time while at the property.
Pay attention to the details
What will your attendees experience? The ease of parking, the access to Wi-Fi, the presentation of the food and beverage are all key elements to pay special attention to during your site visit.
What does it really take to get your meeting set up at the facility? Find out how much time you have before and after your meeting for set-up and break down. Are there additional charges? Will the facilities close after a certain hour? These are all great question to consider asking your site’s professional team during your visit.
Linger a Little Longer
While on your site visit, take time to sit in the lobby and watch the interactions of the staff. Take in the staff’s attitudes towards other customers, especially ones who are currently in house for a meeting. Evaluate their attention to detail, their speediness in responding to requests, and their overall satisfaction on the job.
Best of luck with your site evaluation.
Commitment to Superior Service
With over 20 years in the event industry, our team has the number one priority of making sure your guests are well taken care of during their meeting. We will proactively work with you to provide a one-stop-shop experience in order to provide unparalleled service.
From technology to seating, our facilities are equipped to take your meeting to the next level. Businesses love Sodexo Conferencing properties for their ability to pair design and sustainability for the best meeting environments possible.
Our team of skilled professionals want to partner with you to assess and deliver on your event needs. Each property will work with the meeting planners to ensure event elements are well thought out for a flawless guest experience.
Staying on top of trends is crucial in the meeting world. You want to ensure that you are engaging attendees, especially the millennials that are becoming more present in the meeting arena these days. Here are a few ideas to incorporate to transform your event this year.
Create gathering spaces for attendees to network in between sessions. Instead of high top cocktail tables, opt for plush couches with low coffee tables. The relaxed setting will provide a comfortable retreat for attendees to strike up conversations with new colleagues. The lounges are also great spaces for attendees to spread out their belongs in between sessions to review meeting notes before launching into the next session.
Consider adding Siracha to your menu for the event. Siracha brings a heat of flavor and creates a punch for any catered meal. Pair the Siracha flavors with international cuisine or simply include as a dipping sauce for the main course. This addition will certainly please the meeting attendees who pride themselves on being "foodies".
Interactive Guest Experiences
Allow your exhibitors to create guest experiences beyond the typical tradeshow booth. Sponsors can opt to have magicians greeting attendees at the front door with business cards intermixed with playing cards. The idea is to create memorable moments through interactive experiences. This will result in higher satisfaction ratings for sponsors for their return on investment in your meeting.
On February 15, 2017, Chase Center on the Riverfront will feature a breakout during the Education Institute. One of our featured breakouts at the upcoming Education Institute, ”Visioneering the Meeting Room of the Future” is sure to be an interesting and unique session led by Mark Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of IACC. Join Mark and learn how different meeting rooms support learning outcomes and help maximize meeting ROI. Attendees will also develop a better understanding of how technology can help build multi-way communication in the room and for virtual participants, and how to consider different venue types and non-traditional room layouts to help foster connections between and among delegates.
“Today, planners must think about creating meeting environments that are comfortable and functional. Gone are the days of boring theater seating using uncomfortable banquet chairs. Attendees expect a higher standard to help foster creativity and learning. Upgraded meeting furnishings such as CORT’s Meeting Chairs, PRO executive chair or Roma seating collection are good examples of the type of stylish modern seating that can be mixed together to set a room for maximum engagement.” –Kevin Dana, Director of Marketing and Product Development for CORT Tradeshow and Event Furnishings
Ready to sign up for this exciting event? Register here.
Recently the IACC Copper Skillet Competition was held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Canada. Here is a group photo prior to the IACC Canadian Chefs Competition including esteemed judges Chef Michael Smith, Javier Alarco and Peter Hum. Well done to all of the outstanding chefs who competed in the event. The Nav Centre's own Jessica Neville was one of the winners.
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