In a recent article from IACC, they recently conducted a study of venues from around the world about what the future meeting room will look like. Suppliers to the venues also weighed in on what this will look like. Here is what they said:
*Experience creation - According to Jessie States, manage of professional development for MPI, “The role of the venue has changed as it relates to the elements required to create a bespoke set of experiences which will add value to the meeting. We used to call the venue planning team coordinators, but now they are consulting partners and experience creators with responsibilities that get to the heart of the event’s success.”
*Flexible spaces - States believes that traditional room set-ups, furnishing and décor often fall short of today’s meeting requirements and objectives. “The ways people learn and engage are shifting, and our design and décor need to reflect that, and indeed support it,” she says. “Venues that provide spaces that help people learn with and from one another, meet the precisely right partner or expert and problem solve together demonstrate a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”
*Technology - more bandwidth was cited as something venue operators are looking into.
*Sustainable practices and healthy eating choices was also on this list.
You can read the entire report here
something to think about...
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