4 tips to facilitate networking at your next conference

Conferences and seminars are all about communication – sharing ideas, new concepts, innovations and, of course, networking with peers and industry leaders. Here are some tips from our conference venue just 14kms from Fourways on how to make the most of these networking opportunities.

  1. Get social: Social integration is key to running a successful conference. By using a mobile-friendly app, your attendees can check in to your event, schedule their time, connect with other attendees and speakers, and link to your event through their social media platforms.
  2. Include networking activities: A similar format to speed dating, these activities pair up people from different disciplines and at different levels of seniority to connect and converse with each other for a set, limited amount of time. You’ll be impressed at the success of these unlikely combinations that help influencers and industry specialists to connect with new opportunities.
  3. Structure your downtime: Downtime is an essential part of longer conferences where people need to relax and recharge – but that doesn’t mean it should cut out networking activities. A fun team-building activity like skeet-shooting or quad biking allows attendees to enjoy themselves and meet new people in a more casual, low-pressure environment.
  4. Design breakout areas: Tea and coffee stations as well as power stations for recharging phones and laptops are areas where people naturally congregate and talk. Make the space open and interesting to encourage movement and stop people from simply sitting down and becoming sedentary.

Customised conference packages and teambuilding activities near Pretoria

Our fully-air conditioned conference village is set in tranquil, well-maintained gardens, encouraging an atmosphere of relaxation and stress-free focus. With six modern conference rooms to choose from, including a 400-seat theatre-style venue, we can comfortably accommodate up to 500 people per day. Our conference packages are designed for half, full day and weekend conferences, product launches, seminars and corporate events.

All of our catering is high quality and our luncheons take place in a private function venue of your choice. In addition to conference and seminar facilities, we also offer a range of team building packages that can be utilised separately or in conjunction with your conference package – the ideal way for your team to relax and wind down!

For more information on our conference venue or to visit our facilities in person, please don’t hesitate to contact us today and speak to our friendly, experienced staff.