Corporate events benefit from a great location, whether it’s chosen to impress or liven up festivities. When planning for your next corporate event, here are five types of events that can easily be held offsite, such as aboard a Skyline Cruise.
What Kinds of Corporate Events Do You Host?
- 1. Seminars/Conferences/Meetings
- 2. Appreciation Days
- 3. Trade Shows
- 4. Company Milestones
- 5. Team Building Events
An attractive location adds pizzazz to conferences, board or stockholder meetings, and training seminars. Seminars are usually one-topic events that might have one speaker or a few. Conferences can cover a few topics with each session separated from the next by a break or a meal. Board meetings allow board members to go over important business. Holding these away from corporate headquarters allows for privacy and minimizes employee speculation. Shareholder meetings allow corporate officers to present performance results, discuss future goals and strategies, and hold votes.
The Skyline Princess can arrange theater-style seating on the second deck for the meeting and have meals on the first deck. The enclosed rooftop deck is perfect for people taking breaks, having side conversations, etc. all while enjoying the view.
Whether you want to show appreciation for your hard-working sales team, the staff at large, or your clients, a cruise is a great choice. Client appreciation events give you a chance to spend time with your customers in a fun atmosphere. With 10 points of departure in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for private cruises, Skyline Cruises will work with you to create a fun event.
Impress prospects with a trade show on the sea. Whether you’re holding a trade show to highlight your own products and services or you’re an organization holding a trade show, the Skyline Princess is a unique venue. All three decks can be used for exhibits or two could hold exhibits and one can be set up for lunch, dinner, or mingling with appetizers.
Celebrate your company or organization’s anniversary or a major milestone with a memorable cruise of NY Harbor or the Long Island Sound. The celebration can be limited to employees, employees and family, or employees and customers. No matter the reason for the occasion, Skyline Cruises will make it special.
A team that trusts and works well together produces better work. In addition to giving employees a chance to spend non-work time together, it can help them build confidence, get to know each other better, and improve morale.
Team building exercises can involve games, team trivia, mystery solving, communication exercises, problem-solving challenges, etc. All are great ways to foster a better corporate climate. Icebreaker activities like playing “Two Truths and a Lie” can elevate a normal corporate party into one that helps attendees know each other better.
You can set up your own Shark Tank-style competition to cultivate outside-the-box thinking. Hand out cards with a product idea, give teams a few minutes to brainstorm, and then let them pitch the “sharks” and have everyone vote for the best one. For best results, don’t have bosses play the “sharks” or have people rotate playing sharks and make sure the bosses are in the middle or end of the rotation.
Whether the team building exercises are done with the entire group or just the people seated at your table, it can be a fun learning experience. Simple yet highly effective team building exercises can be found on a variety of websites. The event planners at Skyline Cruises can arrange DJs, casino games, etc. to cultivate a fun atmosphere for team building.
Choose Skyline Cruises for Your Corporate Event
Major companies have been holding corporate events on the Skyline Princess for decades. We can offer you a full ship charter or you can charter a private deck on one of our public cruises. Private charters can leave from ports in New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, and Long Island. Public dinner cruises leave from our homeport at the World’s Fair Marina in Queens. Find out more about our corporate event cruises and contact the event planners at Skyline Cruises today.