How to inspire your weekend delegates with Warwick Conferences
Weekend events are growing in popularity. Whether it’s supporting the busy working lives of professionals, associations bringing a cohort together for a weekend of training or a passionate group of people looking to share their experiences and hobbies, hosting an event over the weekend could save event organisers both time and money.
But weekend events need to inspire. Asking delegates to use their weekends for work purposes can be demotivating. Creating an event that avoids being another mundane, ordinary training course is critical to inspire your delegates to learn and progress in their careers.
When should weekend events be considered?
Perfect for people with fast-paced careers, weekend events allow professionals to take a back seat and make the most of their precious time. Whether your event is for lawyers, dentists, doctors or teachers, weekends provide the perfect setting to deliver fast-track courses for those who simply don’t have the time during the week.
Selecting a venue which works with you to deliver a truly memorable, cost-effective learning environment that is completely bespoke to you and your delegates is increasingly important.
How, then, can you ensure that your event inspires? Here are four considerations event organisers should think about when planning a weekend event:
1. Bespoke catering
Tailored, daily food menus are just one of the ways you can inspire your delegates. Food is often an element delegates most look forward to, and ensuring that everyone is catered for, and the offer goes beyond a sandwich platter, can help improve the delegate experience.
2. Multiple facilities
Break-out options aiding relaxation are pivotal for weekend events, especially if they include an overnight stay. Choosing a venue which has a campus environment means your delegates have options for evening entertainment. Delegates at Warwick Conferences, for example, have access to a multi-million-pound world-class sports facility, Warwick Arts Centre and a number of partner packages with nearby destinations, such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle.
3. Central accessible location
Hobbies are growing and if you’re looking to organise a crochet knitting get-together, a yoga retreat or even a gaming exhibition, a central location with accessible transport links is essential.
4. Overnight stay
Some weekend events need two-day or even three-day access. If you have international travellers requiring an overnight stay, or your course simply requires multiple days, selecting an all-encompassing venue that has hotel styled rooms and varied restaurant and entertainment options is crucial.
5. Flexible spaces
Inspiring delegates with a range of exciting spaces and personal touches can help transform your weekend event. Whether it’s a lecture facility, or an exhibition space, having the option to host in flexible spaces, all within one site, can really boost your event.
Create your perfect weekend event
Warwick Conferences has the expertise and experience to make weekends work for you, shaping your perfect event and including all the intricate details that will keep your delegates engaged and motivated.
Located in the heart of the country, Warwick Conferences has easy access to major road, rail and air connections. With flexible spaces you can make your own, it is the perfect destination to gather like-minded enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to host 12 or 1,200 delegates, it has the perfect space to make your weekend event a reality.
With more than 1,000 bedrooms, ranging from budget bedrooms to hotel-styled en-suites, the Warwick Conferences team can also work with you to deliver evening entertainment packages.
Find out how you can create the perfect event for your exact needs by email or calling the Warwick Conferences team on 024 7652 3222.
You can visit the Warwick Conferences website here.
Published Date: 03/09/2019