Planning a corporate event is often seems daunting, at best, and many would prefer to have a go at taming a tornado instead. It requires time, creativity, coordination, and absolute concentration. Even the most organized event managers fret about the many things that could go wrong. Feeling like your corporate event strategy is getting out of hand? Follow these four tips to ensure your corporate event management runs smoothly.

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Make sure that the business meeting venue you chose is a strong fit for the event and audience.

Choosing a corporate meeting venue is the one decision that will have the largest impact on the success of your event. There is nothing worse than desperately trying to fit a square peg into a round hole by scheduling an event in an ill-fitting space. Rather, gather all the critical information such as date, budget, and attendees, and chose one with the right ambience, as well as services and amenities. For example, Venue One offers 25,000 square feet of customizable corporate event space. With many expert technicians, designers, service staff and event managers ready to assist you via Event Creative, you can never go wrong.

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Create a corporate event checklist

Planning a corporate event requires great coordination of the many people working together to reach one goal: an absolute success of your event! To track progress and stay on top, create a checklist that will consist of all the pieces that make up your event. Set firm dates, coordinate with all stakeholders, and make sure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities. Even if it will seem extremely lengthy or time-consuming, you can never be too organized.

Remain flexible

As you execute your detailed checklist with precision and timing, the process may seem very formulaic. However, event planning is anything but. Stick to the plan, but be prepared to be flexible. Review progress and try to incorporate new ideas and solutions. You never know, that little creative nugget that fell through the cracks might just be what your corporate event needed.

Make your event memorable

It is often said that we do not remember days, we remember moments; and giveaways are a great way to enrich and extend the event experience, and stay in your attendees’ memory, While quality and usefulness are key, stand out of the pack and abstain from the most common giveaways such as pens or bags with ostentatious logos slapped on. Instead, consider what do you want your attendees to walk away with. What kind of an impression do you want to leave behind? Then strategically design a giveaway that will further communicate your event’s message.

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By: Venue One Chicago
Venue One Chicago is an all-inclusive 33,000 square-foot event and meeting center located in Chicago with all event production capabilities available for every event under one roof. Created by event professionals for event professionals, Venue One is a completely customizable space for occasions from small business meetings to large-scale events and weddings, offering state-of-the-art technology to help convey your message on-site and worldly chef-driven menus to satisfy any palate.

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