The TrackSevenEvents team is looking forward to an exciting 2014 ahead. With that in mind, we
thought we’d have a look at some of 2014’s top event planning trends and show you exactly how to
implement them at your event. So let’s get start!
5. Fast Check-ins
2014 is all about getting in fast and with ease. A big factor in creating faster check-in systems
is making use of technology. Using tablet-based tools to register your guests and get them
into your event in a flash will keep your guests happy and even catch the attention of
companies you’re looking to impress.
4. Social Seating
Leaving seating arrangements to chance is never a good idea. If you’re planning on having
a seated event, make sure to seat your attendees in accordance to their social connections.
Now you can never make every guest happy, but the more conversations sparked will create
a better atmosphere at your event.
We noticed a lot of events adding a charity aspect to their events in 2013 and this trend will
only grow further this year. Whether you’re involved in a corporate function, convention or
personal event, you can always find space to add an element of good doing. Of course, it’s
important to check with the client beforehand, but chances are they’ll love the idea. The rule
with charity is that everything makes an impact, so even if you’re providing a food donation
station, or raffling off something shiny, it’s all going towards a good cause and even the
smallest efforts help.
It’s true that hashtags are so 2013, but it looks like they’re going to be so 2014 as well.
There’s no better way to get your event of the internet than creating a hashtag and (subtly)
asking attendees to tweet, share and snap to their heart’s content. This is almost equivalent
to hiring an event full of photographers who love social networking, so don’t hesitate.
1. Live Analytics
Finally - a way to really track what’s happening at your event in real time. With the pressure
of everything running smoothly daunting over your head, getting all the information you
need through a live analytics capturing software will help your entire team do their job. It
may also provide great info for your attendees, so think about running things like live check-
ins and hashtag feeds during your event in 2014. It’s the business!