Corporate Events in 2023: What Event Planners Need to Know

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Are you a New York event planner or coordinator who curates corporate events, industry conferences, and company parties? There are emerging trends to consider, especially if you’re looking to make improvements to your planning processes. These are the must-know elements of today’s most successful corporate events, so you can keep your events modern, engaging, and vibrant.

Technology Trends in Corporate Events

Today’s corporate events are infused with smart technology and event innovations that make everything easier and more engaging. If you’re not leveraging some of these tech-based solutions, you’re missing an opportunity to elevate your company event.

  • AR and VR Entertainment
  • Event Apps and QR Codes
  • Digital Registration
  • Virtual Event Support
  • Venue Projection Mapping

Design Trends for Company Parties

The days of stadium seating and yawn-inspiring corporate events are long gone. Today’s event planners are taking event themes and decor to the next level to elevate these company conferences and industry engagements. Look to transform your venue into fully-immersive environments that embody your themes, right down to the most minute of details. Here are some themes for inspiration that will allow you to curate incredible corporate events.

  • Casino Night
  • Hollywood Red Carpet
  • James Bond: 007 
  • Mardi Gras
  • Jumanji 

Entertainment Trends for Business Engagements

Don’t just book the band or DJ service. Go all out with interactive entertainment elements and experiential event experiences throughout your corporate event. Think street performers, pianists, and magicians. Bring in a comedian or talented caricature artist. And the more engaging each entertainment element is, the more fun and impactful your event will be. Here are other ways to infuse entertainment and engagement at every turn.

  • Mentalists
  • Photo and Video Booths
  • Circus Performers
  • Coffee and Espresso Artists
  • Temporary Tattoo Artists

Stay Ahead of Trends at The Event Planner Expo 2023

For event planning professionals who continuously look to stay ahead of emerging trends, there’s one conference you need to get to this October. The Event Planner Expo is coming to New York on October 12th through 14th, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and more exciting than ever. The events industry’s biggest names, top influencers, and more prominent leaders will be there. And you can connect with them, along with corporate decision-makers, marketers, and national brands all looking to secure new partnerships. The Speaker Series is going to be a game-changer, too – you won’t believe who’s taking the stage in our Keynote Speaker lineup, either. Get your tickets and learn more about representing your event service as an exhibitor or sponsor this year. It’s the one event this year you can’t afford to miss!


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