Event Trends to Watch with LaShawnda Jenkins

Hosts Global | Pickleball paddles, balls and court

Its all fun and games – Customizable On-site Pickleball Courts

This trendy game knows no bounds, making its way to events worldwide. It’s ideal for onsite activities when you can’t make your way off-site. Perfect for a break during general sessions, an interactive activity at receptions, or a friendly team-building exercise. Customizable branding on the courts, paddles, and balls offers a unique chance to promote your brand. Every serve and volley reinforces your brand message, leaving a lasting impression. Pickleball fosters social interaction, collaboration, and friendly competition, making it an excellent tool for networking and building connections among attendees. Incorporating pickleball courts into your event adds a dynamic and enjoyable element, creating lasting memories and enhancing the overall attendee experience.

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Keeping It Local: Incorporating Small Local Businesses

Supporting small businesses allows you to provide unique and authentic offerings to your attendees. These businesses often deliver high-quality products and services that reflect the local character, adding a memorable and distinctive touch to your event. Involving local small businesses also creates networking opportunities for both attendees and vendors, fostering connections and collaborations that benefit everyone involved. Showcasing local businesses enhances your brand image by aligning your event with community values and ethical business practices, earning the appreciation and support of your attendees. Local businesses can include a diverse range of vendors, from pottery makers and mural artists to charities and more.

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Not Your Average Swag – Taking Swag to the next level

T-shirts, hats, and mugs, oh my! Everyone loves freebies, but let’s elevate traditional conference gifts to the next level. Give attendees items that align with the latest trends circulating on TikTok and Instagram. Consider Stanley cup carrier bags, Croc charms, speakers with phone charging docks, and so much more. By following the latest trends in fashion and tech, you can gift attendees something they’ll actually use and appreciate, rather than just toss aside. On-site opportunities for attendees to personalize their gifts is away to show thoughtfulness and effort, making recipients feel valued and appreciated.

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AI Overload – Immersive Technologies is Here to Stay

AI has firmly established its presence in the conference landscape. Companies are increasingly integrating AI in diverse ways, ranging from enhancing attendee engagement through interactive activations such as photobooths to effectively managing and analyzing conference analytics. By leveraging AI technologies, event organizers can streamline operations and gain valuable insights that contribute to the success of current and future events. As AI continues to evolve, its integration into conferences not only enhances operational efficiency but also elevates attendee satisfaction and engagement, making it an indispensable tool for modern event management.


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