Conference trends in 2013 and what to expect for 2014

We can’t believe its December already, we’ve had a busy year at Silverstream Retreat. Hosting a large number of events from small meetings and intimate dinners to large conferences and award ceremonies. We thought this was a good time to reflect on the changes we have noticed in the events held at Silverstream Retreat in 2013.

Technology and social media has made an impact this year in terms of marketing strategies, developing online communities, tweeting and sharing photos. Instead of being told to turn off your mobile devices at conferences and events, people are being encouraged to leave them on (switched to silent or course).

Tablets are being used more often, not just by attendees connecting to social media but for event organises needing quick access to information.

Online event registration seems to be fairly standard, with most companies having registration forms on their websites, some with standalone websites just for the event.

We predict that in 2014 video conferencing is going to become more popular. With the availability of state-of-the-art programmes video conferencing means that people who can’t attend a meeting or conference can connect from different geological locations.

2014 is going to be an exciting year we already have a number of great events booked in. If you have any questions about conferences in the Wellington region or have anything to add to our 2013 trends, get in touch today.