The first big decision your business needs to make after deciding to host a corporate function is picking the right time to do so. This decision depends on many factors, including your budget, the urgency of the situation, as well as the amount of preparation required. That said, you can optimise turnout and increase the likelihood of meeting your end goals by picking the right date for the occasion, depending on what kind of event you want to hold.

“I want to hold a major corporate event…”

A major undertaking such as hosting a conference or seminar, means that there will be a large number of people in attendance. The main thing to remember with these is that a comfortable audience is a receptive one! The easiest way you can ensure your guests are comfortable, is to pick a date when the weather is optimal. Living in Australia means we’re subjected to weather extremes, so be sure to pick a time when it won’t be sweltering hot or pouring with rain. In a similar vein, if you want the full attention spans of your audience, a Monday to Thursday timeslot would be best, whereas a teambuilding event or casual convention can occur over a weekend.

“I want my team to go teambuilding…”

Want your team to work on their connections outside of the workplace? Then pick a weekend. Not only will a weekend event increase your team’sproductivity, having the event take place during your employees’ downtime will help them break out of their 9-5 mindset. If you do opt for a weekend, make sure it would suit your employees,and give them sufficient time to make arrangements for childcare, pets etc. If the dates aren’t working out, it might be better to dedicate a full working day to a fun event everyone can attend.

I’d like to hold a networking event…”

People want to network with others, but they won’t want to cut into their personal time to do it. This is why it’s common for networking events to be held on weekday mornings or evenings. It’s an enticing prospect for professionals as they can mingle over breakfast or dinner in a relaxed atmosphere.

The quality of any event is, of course, dependent on what you put into it,but picking the right dates will help lay the foundation for your success. If you’re looking for a corporate function venue in Melbourne, contact us for more info!

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