Gone are the days when an off-site meeting meant hours around an oblong table in a featureless, windowless bunker. The right room can make or break a meeting - here’s how you can set your team up for success.
Just like the office itself, off-site meeting spaces are evolving to suit the increasingly flexible, collaborative and wellness-conscious way we work today. They’re in demand, too, as the costs of city commercial real estate compel companies to shave their space needs and seek external solutions for more of their meetings.
As the meeting industry calls out for more sophisticated and diverse arrays of off-site venues, space providers are catering to a demanding new-gen audience in search of alternatives to old-style, sterile meeting spaces.
“As office space is diminishing and changing, we are coming together more, and in a wider variety of places,” says Andrew Cameron CEO of event and conference venue provider Cliftons.
“It’s no longer enough to just have some finger sandwiches and AV,” says Mikaila Faber, group marketing manager at venue and hospitality company The Sydney Collective.
“You have to be able to create something really unique, find out what’s important to the customer and be able to cater something around that.”
Here are some factors to consider when exploring your options for an ideal off-site venue.