Planned is always looking for new ways to connect with innovators around the world. Your input is a key way we stay connected to thought leaders in the event planning industry, so please keep your thoughts coming!
Question 1: What type of in-person corporate events do you like to plan?
The question was answered by event planners throughout North America and from over forty nations! We were delighted to receive feedback from event professionals in these countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Slovakia, Australia, West Africa, Poland, Brazil, Barcelona, Ireland, Peru, South Africa, England, France, Saint Lucia, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Portugal, Madrid, Romania, Netherlands, Morocco, Switzerland, Tanzania, Serbia, El Salvador, Germany, England, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Malaysia, Denmark and several others.
A few of the most common titles of those who responded included: Global Account Manager, Owner, Senior Vice President Marketing, Founder, Event Planner, and Chief Executive Officer.
33% like to plan holiday parties.
29% like to plan networking events.
23% like to plan product launches.
13% like to plan team building activities.
Although a close call between the first three options, holiday parties took the lead in being the type of event you like to plan, ahead of networking events and product launches, respectively. Lastly came team building activities, unsure why so share your thoughts!
Question 2: What type of in-person corporate events do you like to attend?
This question was answered by individuals living in England, Indonesia, Mexico, Canada, United States, Sweden, Kenya, South Africa, India, Australia, Nigeria, Egypt.
The professions ranged from CEO, Event Manager, Sales Agent, Managing Director, Operations Coordinator, Event Marketing Manager, to Human Resources Coordinator.
34% like to attend networking events.
28% like to attend holiday parties.
21% like to attend team building activities.
14% like to attend product launches.
These results were not as close as the previous question, however, the top two are the same- networking events are your favorite events to attend, ahead of holiday parties. These two are followed by team building activities and product launches, respectively.
It’s interesting to note that networking events and holiday parties are the two most popular types of events you like to plan as well as you like to attend. What do you see as the biggest differences in planning these events? And attending them?